New Testament

Apologetics: What If the Copies Were Corrupted?

Timothy Paul Jones
January 11, 2016

What If the Copies Are Corrupted? Suppose you own a Bible, but it’s translated in a style that’s difficult to understand. Or maybe your Bible has simply worn out from years of usage. If so, you can easily walk into […]

Apologetics: How the New Testament Epistles Were Written

Timothy Paul Jones
January 8, 2016

Have you ever wondered exactly how the New Testament epistles were written? Did Paul sit down with a fountain pen and a piece of papyrus? Did Peter and James sketch out an outline before they wrote their letters? And what […]

Apologetics: Why the Lost Gospels Were Lost

Timothy Paul Jones
January 6, 2016

What are the “lost Gospels”? The term “lost Gospels” usually refers to ancient writings that were excluded from the New Testament, even though they included supposed recollections of events and teachings from the life of Jesus. A few of these lost […]

Apologetics: Reza Aslan and “The Jesus of History”

“The more I probed the Bible,” Reza Aslan declares in the introduction to his bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, “the more distance I discovered between the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of history” (xix). […]

PROOF: PROOF and Union with Christ

Timothy Paul Jones
June 18, 2014

By Garrick Bailey The New Testament provides extensive witness to the oneness between Christ and Christians. According to Paul, this oneness, through the Holy Spirit, is the foundation for the unity of the church (Eph 4:1-6). Historically, this concept of […]

Church History: Who Decided Which Books Belong in My Bible?

Suppose that you became a Christian in the second century A.D. You’ve heard the story of a divine being who died on a cross and rose from the dead. Through baptism, you’ve openly identified yourself with his followers. Now, you […]

Apologetics: Did Christians Create Their Faith Or Did the Faith Form Christians?

Timothy Paul Jones
April 16, 2014
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What factors actually formed the New Testament and the faith of the early church? Conspiratorial reconstructions suggest that church leaders selected texts that preserved and expanded their own political powers. If so, what shaped the early church were books and […]

Family Ministry: How Paul’s Teachings About the Family Apply Today

Timothy Paul Jones
March 31, 2014

Not long ago, I shared with some thoughts about how Christians can apply Paul’s teaching in their homes. Paul established a priority-changing paradigm for marriages and families in Ephesians 5 and 6. He invited parents to view their task […]

Apologetics: Was the New Testament Miscopied?

Timothy Paul Jones
January 22, 2014
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Apologetics: Was Scripture Modified to Oppose Women and Jews?

Timothy Paul Jones
November 6, 2013
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According to Dr. Bart Ehrman, in his book Misquoting Jesus, there exists a category of New Testament alterations which includes changes that occurred because copyists “who were not altogether satisfied with what the New Testament books said modified their words to […]