Christmas and Paganism Part 3: The Winter Birth

According to modern Scholarship and historical evidence, Jesus’ birth date is not related to paganism. In the last two articles we showed that December 25th is an historically Christian date based on historical evidence and the ancient Hebrew theory of Integral Age. We debunked the myth that Christians hijacked the pagan …

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Extra-Biblical Evidence for Jesus

Atheists are divided on whether or not Jesus ever existed as a historical figure. Muslims likewise critique the Biblical accounts of Jesus, some going so far as to completely deny anything Christians claim that He said or did. None of them, of course, believe that He was the Son of …

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Leviticus 17:11 and Penal Substitution

According to Calvinists, Jesus took God’s wrath for our sins (substitute) in the form of a blood sacrifice. Part of this teaching is that God required blood before He would forgive sins in the Old Testament, and, therefore, Jesus’ blood appeased God’s wrath towards us. This along with Jesus’ suffering …

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James on Works of the Law

I must admit that James’ “faith without works” argument was one of my most used arguments against people when I was in the Hebrew Roots Movement. I truly believed that James meant works of the Law (of Moses) when he used the term “works.” When we take the overwhelming amount …

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Being Content with less than Ideal

For a while now, my wife and I have been looking for a place to move for our family as our living conditions are not exactly ideal. I must admit that I have been rather frustrated at times as nothing has really worked in our favor. But recently I have …

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An Ugly Cat in an Ugly World

Yesterday morning, while we were on our way to the grocery store, my wife was sharing a story with me that she had read. It was about a stray cat named “Ugly” who was badly abused by all the occupants of the apartment complex where he lived. The poor cat was missing …

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Did God Require Sacrifice?

There are various atonement theories of Jesus’ death on the cross for mankind. The most popular seems to be what is known as the Penal Substitution theory of Calvinism or the Satisfaction Theory of Roman Catholicism. Both of these theories assert that Jesus either appeased God’s wrath towards us by …

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The Law, and Philippians 3

The Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM) literally idol worships the Law as they place it above Christ, reducing Him to nothing more than a Torah Observer, such as themselves, who in some Calvinistic fashion gave His life to pay the debt for their sins. They can’t see that the Law was …

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