Veritas: “Who Do Men Say That I Am?”

September 19, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch – Introductory article for the Areopagus Journal Vol. 4 No. 6 – Who Do Men Say that I Am?” Doesn’t everyone in the West know that Jesus is the Son of God? Atheists and hard core agnostics (functional atheists) number only about 14% of the population. So why devote an entire issue … Read More

What Can We Know about the Historical Jesus?

September 12, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig A. Evans- Seventy-five years ago Rudolf Bultmann remarked that “we can know almost nothing concerning the life and personality of Jesus, since the early Christian sources show no interest in either, are moreover fragmentary and often legendary; and other sources about Jesus do not exist.”1 To be sure, Bultmann’s skeptical stance provoked reactions, … Read More

Veritas: Jesus Legend or Lord? (Part Two)

September 12, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch – (Introduction to Areopagus Journal Jesus Legend or Lord Part Two Vol. 3 No. 4 – July-August 2003) In our last Areopagus Journal (Vol. 3, No. 3), we began our apologetics response to the attacks on the trustworthiness of the gospel accounts of Jesus and His message, as well as His incarnational … Read More

Jesus, History, and the Four Gospels

September 12, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Douglas Groothuis- The historical particulars of Jesus’ life are of paramount importance for accurately assessing his message and his identity. We know of nothing written by Jesus. He must be understood in terms of the encounters, discourses, and events narrated in the primary historical documents that recount his life—the four Gospels of the New … Read More

Veritas: Jesus Legend or Lord? (Part One)

September 11, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

Introduction to Areopagus Journal Vol. 3 No. 3 / May-June 2003 by Craig Branch- One of the best-known contemporary apologetic works, which has positively influenced skeptics toward faith, is C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. In it, he posits the great trilemma to the effect that, based on the evidence, Jesus Christ was either “liar, Lord, … Read More

Jesus vs. Muhammad

February 12, 2018By Apologetics Resource CenterComparative Religions

By Rev. Clete Hux It was the intern year of my seminary education when I met Barrack, a Muslim college student studying in the U.S. Some students in our college and career department at church had befriended him and brought him to a social function in a church member’s home. Barrack was very friendly and … Read More

Is Jesus of the Bible in the Qur’an?

December 22, 2015By ARCComparative Religions

This pamphlet is a collaboration to help the Church as well as Muslims understand the Jesus of the Bible and answer the question, “Is the Jesus of the Bible the same Jesus in the Qur’an?” The pamphlet is published by: Declaring His Truth Ministry P.O. Box 871174 Stone Mountain Ga. 30087 Email: The Pamphlet … Read More

The Resurrection of Jesus Hoax or History?

The Resurrection of Jesus Hoax or History?

March 17, 2014By Steven CowanCommon Objections

Author: Steven B. Cowan – “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Cor. 15:14, NIV) The Apostle Paul hinged everything on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As he said in 1 Corinthians 15, the truth and meaningfulness of the Christian faith rest on this event. … Read More