Listen to the podcast of our Sunday Class on Christian evidences. Topics will include the Existence of God, the Death and Resurrection of Christ, the inspiration of Scripture, and more. Group participation of the class may be inaudible on the podcast.
Proof of God
Part one - Introduction and three logical proofs for the existence of 'God'.
Part two - Design of the universe demands a Creator.
Part three - Creation not only requires the existence of God, but also reveals a number of things about his character.
Part four - History of ancient peoples provides bread crumbs back to mankind's original belief in the true God.
Proof of Christ
Who is Jesus? Part one eliminates the possibility that he is either a legend or simply a likeable man.
Who is Jesus? Part two eliminates the possibility that He is either a Lunatic, Learned, or a Liar. The only option that remains is that Jesus is just who He said he was - Lord
In part three, we begin examining the evidence for Christ's resurrection, first we must eaxamine whether or not he died, or merely fainted on the cross, to be revived later.
In part four we look at some of the common theories used to explain an empty tomb and expose the major flaws of each one.
In part five we look at the most convincing evidence for the resurrection. The dramatic changes in the lives of believers and skeptics alike.
Proof of Bible
In Part 1 we examine the vast amount of manuscript evidence in answer to the assertion that the bible is the product of a development process over numerous centuries
In Part 2 we continue to explode the 'development' theory' buy looking at how our new testament was formed and comparing it to how we establish other historical facts.
In Part 3 we examine the possibility that the new testament is a conspiracy of the apostles. What exactly was their motive, and how does the evidence support such a theory?
In Part 4 we address the theory that the new testament was a delusion of the writers by answering the charge that the gospels contradict each other in the resurrection story.
Part 5 explores one of the strongest evidences for the inspiration of the scriptures - fulfilled prophecy. God challenges us by predicting details centuries before the events happen
Part 6 destroys the myth that God and science are mutually exclusive. The bible reveals truths of medicine and physics thousands of years before they were discovered naturally.
In Part 7 we sample a few of the archeaological finds that show historical events just as the Bible describes them. This doesn't prove that the bible is inspired - just that it is accurate.
In Part 8 We submit the greatest evidence of the bible's inspiration: Its effect on humanity throughtout time. Practical application proves the theory true!
Part 1 may be the most important lesson in this section: understanding how the philosophies of modernism and post-modernism have impacted bible interpretation.
Part 2 looks back at part 1 from a biblical perspective: what God thinks of modernism and postmodernism, as well as a discussion of innerancy of the inspired word.
Part 3 establishes some basic concepts of that we need to arm ourselves with to interpret the Scriptures. We illustrate each point with biblical examples.
In Part 4 we look at the tools of bible interpretion that are available to us and give a few examples of how to use them, and specifically the ways they enrich our understanding.
Part 5 begins the mechanics of interpretation - the first two types of teaching in the scriptures are direct truth and abstract truth (In that order!)
In part 6 We look at one of the most misused form of biblical teaching; figurative language. Prophecy and typology are only valuable when we interpret responsibly.
Part 7 Analyzes the value of Inference and Implication in establishing doctrine. What can we learn and what are the limits?
In part 8 we expose the myth of "silence of the scripture" arguments, as well as detail 5 questions of context that help understand scriptural texts.
Part 9 is the finale of this series, talking about our motives and consistency in interpretation. We conclude with the question, "How do I want to stand in front of God?"