21 Myths–Jesus Mirrors Pagan Religions

Robby Bradford21 myths, apologetics, Bible, Christian origins, gospels, Jesus Christ0 Comments

This myth is repeated a lot on the internet.  I’ve heard and read all kinds of conspiracy theories (especially on the internet). Osiris. Krishna.  Horus.  Mithras. Dionysus.  Adonis.  Just to name a few.  As Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, put it, “Nothing in Christianity is original.” So how does one answer these criticisms? For one, these … Read More

21 Myths: The Gospels Contradict Each Other

Robby Bradfordapologetics, atheists, Bible, crucifixion, historical Jesus, Jesus Christ, New Testament, resurrection, skeptics0 Comments

This is one of the favorite myths put forth by atheists and skeptics. The fact is no formal historian would agree that the gospels contradict each other.  They would say that there may be some disagreement on peripheral details between the gospel accounts, but the core facts are in clear agreement with each other. For example, in 1912, when the … Read More

21 Myths: Jesus of Faith, Not of History

Robby Bradford21 myths, apologetics, Bible, Christianity, hermeneutics, Jesus Christ, New Testament0 Comments

Myth: The Bible gives us theological insights about Jesus, but not historical ones. Some people are interested in the Jesus’ religious ideas, but deny that the Bible provides, or even intends to provide, any historical accounts about him. Are they right? Is the Bible meant to be taken seriously as a historical description of Jesus’ life and ministry? I would … Read More

No More Sacrifice for Sin?

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible studies, Christianity, discipleship, eternal security, exegesis, Hebrews, hermeneutics, New Testament, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, salvation1 Comment

Here is #31 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #31:  What does it mean when the Bible says, for he who know grace and willfully sin there can be no more sacrifice for their sin? A: The questioner is asking about Hebrews … Read More

4 Steps for Drawing Closer to God

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, discipleship, grow, life groups, prayer, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, spiritual disciplines, spiritual growth, spirituality1 Comment

Here is #29 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here!Q #29:  I have fallen away from God.  How do I, now that I am trying to get closer to God, and leave my past behind me, have a better relationship with God?  I … Read More

Q Sunday is Superbowl Sunday, February 1!

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Church life, discipleship, evangelism, events, First Assembly of God Lafayette, God's Word Q Sunday, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, Sunday themes, theology0 Comments

That’s right, Q Sunday, the Sunday morning Q&A event, is returning by popular demand! We’ll switch up the format of our Sunday morning services that day to handle questions about just about anything!  Bible questions, theological quandaries–you name it!  We’ll also be switching up the format in some fun ways that will make this event something you won’t want to … Read More

5 Keys for Unlocking the Parables

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible studies, Bible study, discipleship, discover, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Jesus Christ, New Testament, parables, Sunday themes, the Bible0 Comments

Here is #22 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #23:  Since Jesus taught a lot with parables, what can you tell me about how to understand them? A:  If you research them on the internet, you’ll find a LOT of ideas about … Read More

The Book of Proverbs Is Not a List of Promises

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, Bible study, family, Old Testament, wisdom0 Comments

Here is #20 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #20:  How can Proverbs 22:6 be true if some children depart from what they were taught?  What about the child of faithful Christians who rejects the faith or becomes lost?A:  This is the passage … Read More

More of the Bible?

Robby Bradford31 questions, authority, Bible, Canon, God's Word Q Sunday, Question and Answer1 Comment

Here is #13 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q: How do we know there is no more scripture out there? This question is interesting because it certainly raises a larger spectrum of questions than just about whether the canon–our list of Bible … Read More

Cremation & Christian Burial

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, cremation, death, early Christianity, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, rites of passage, rituals2 Comments

Here is #8 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here!  Q #8:  What does the Bible say about cremation? A:  This question asks something I am sometimes asked by families who are planning the memorial of their relatives. In the ancient world, Romans … Read More