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Welcome to Defending Christianity My name is Oliver Tseng and I’m the founder of the debating forum DebatingChristianity.com. This site is a collection of posts I’ve made on the forum. The forum was started in 2004 to provide a civil and respectful forum to debate Christianity and any religious topic. Since then, over a million …

Shroud of Turin presentation at Perimeter Harvesters

Talks on the Shroud of Turin presented at Harvesters class at Perimeter church. Shroud of Turin – Overview and scientific evidence: Shroud of Turin – Argument for authenticity and countering skeptic arguments: Shroud of Turin – Body image and shroud history: Shroud of Turin – Scripture and relevance:

Summary argument against not adding to the law

Athetotheist claims Deut 4:2 means one cannot add anything to the Torah. Athetotheist wrote: ↑Fri Jul 21, 2023 11:06 am As for not swearing/making a vow, it’s another example of Jesus getting to the heart. There isn’t really any contradiction with what Jesus said and Num 30:2. Yes, there is. “Num 30:2 When a man …

Authority, reliability and inerrancy

I do believe Adam, global flood, etc to be literal events. But, there are true born-again Christians that love Jesus that do not believe these to be literal events. Are they still going to heaven? Yes. So, ultimately, it doesn’t matter if a Christian takes these literally or figuratively. https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1052502#p1052502 It’s my personal belief that …

David Solomon – The Messianic Idea in Jewish History

David Solomon on “The Messianic Idea in Jewish History” Solomon confirms the idea of a personal Messianic deliverer is late. 4:54 Many scholars believe that that picture that idea is not really older than say the first century BCE in the late Hellenic already, in fact later getting to late antiquity. The idea evolved over …

Messiah is supposed to bring the entire world to belief

Athetotheist wrote: ↑Sat Nov 04, 2023 11:37 am The Messiah is supposed to bring the entire world to belief in a single deity. I don’t know about that. What support is there for this? https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1134848#p1134848 Athetotheist wrote: ↑Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:14 pm He must influence the entire world to acknowledge and serve one G-d. …