21 Myths: Jesus is Just a Legend

Robby Bradford21 myths, apologetics, Christian origins, early Christianity, gospels, Jesus Christ, New Testament, resurrection0 Comments

One way or another people sometimes make this claim while trying to deny the historicity of Jesus and the resurrection. It was just a legend.  Jesus died and then legends about him arose later, and that was where we get the gospels and Paul’s letters. The problem with this is that we have eyewitnesses reports (that go back to the … 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’ Resurrection is all the Resurrection There Is

Robby Bradford21 myths, Christianity, death, doctrine, early Christianity, eschatology, heaven, Jesus Christ, Judaism, judgment day, life after death, New Testament, resurrection, theology0 Comments

A lot of Christians in the 21st century, it seems, have lost touch with the ancient, New Testament idea of the resurrection.  Many Christians are mystified by the teaching of the New Testament about resurrection, assuming that arriving in spirit in heaven is the end of blessed existence.However, ancient Judaism (Jesus and the apostles and much of the earliest church … Read More

21 Myths: A Natural Explanation for the “Resurrection”

Robby Bradfordapologetics, Christian origins, faith, Jesus Christ, New Testament, resurrection, truth0 Comments

Maybe you’ve heard or thought a version of this myth– “He never really died, but became conscious and left the tomb.” “His disciples stole the body and fabricated the story of resurrection.” “The disciples had hallucinations about Jesus and that’s where we get the stories of a risen Christ.” “Jesus’ enemies stole his body, and his disciples made it up.” … Read More

Easter Sunday 2014–All Things New

Robby Bradfordbaptism, discipleship, Easter, First Assembly Community Ministries, Jesus Christ, New Testament, preaching, resurrection, theology0 Comments

I can’t remember a more moving moment in my own ministry.  It really was an extraordinary day. In total, there were 65 people who were baptized, 47 of whom took the plunge spontaneously as a way to give witness to the fact that they believe in the risen Christ! Easter 2014 2nd Service from First Assembly Comm. Ministries on Vimeo.