The Doctoral Candidate – a parable by Jim

The Christian claim is that the resurrection is proof of Jesus’ messiahship. However, it cannot be a proof in any sense, because there is no proof of the resurrection itself, as an event

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It’s a Midrash! – by Jim

It’s a Midrash! Because Jesus did not perform the function of the Messiah, the authors of the New Testament had difficulty demonstrating in what way Jesus could be the Messiah. They could not quote Messianic passages—at least not much—because the reader would realize that Jesus had not met the definition of the Messiah. Therefore, the authors of the NT would need to invent new functions of the Messiah, quoting and misquoting passages irrelevant to the definition of the Messiah in order to make it appear that Jesus fulfilled numerous prophecies

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Responding to Dr. Brown’s Distractions

Responding to Dr. Brown’s Distractions In my upcoming video response to Dr. Brown’s presentation entitled “Dr

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Non Prophet

1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources Non Prophet Christian missionaries contend that the Jewish people should accept Jesus as a true prophet.

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Who Insulted My Mother?

Who Insulted My Mother? Muslims are understandably offended when people lampoon the founder of their religion. There are radial Muslims who would actually kill anyone who offends their prophet.

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Spiritual Struggle

Spiritual Struggle In the book of Judges (16:4-21) the prophet tells us about the events that led to the death of Samson.

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Reflections on an Alleged Resurrection – Three Letters from Jim

Reflections on an Alleged Resurrection – Three Letters from Jim Lion,   You have been insistent that the resurrection is an event that proves that Jesus was the Messiah. I have argued elsewhere that the resurrection is irrelevant to the Messiah

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A Chain Cannot be Stronger than its Weakest Link – Response to David

This letter is a response to David’s comments – you can read them here – 2015/01/26 at 11:25 am      2015/01/26 at 5:33 pm David I find this conversation to be most instructive so I have taken the liberty of making it into its own post. I will request that no one comment on this post unless it is directly related to the subject at hand. We disagree over several points.

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Childishly Easy – An Open Response to Charles

Childishly Easy – An Open Response to Charles This article is in response to Charles Soper’s comments: http://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/excerpt-from-a-written-debate-with-dr-brown-3/#comment-15693 http://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/excerpt-from-a-written-debate-with-dr-brown-3/#comment-15735 http://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/excerpt-from-a-written-debate-with-dr-brown-3/#comment-15897 Charles You define the “watershed” between us as a debate about God’s nature.

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Shattering Myths

Shattering Myths The foundational texts of Christianity take the time to tell their readers much about Jews and Judaism.

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