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Beyond the Cross: Conspiracy to misinform

According to Matthew’s testimony, after Jesus’ body was placed in the tomb, the chief priests and Pharisees began to get nervous. They went to Pilate — the governor who had washed his hands in front of the angry crowd who … Continue reading

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Beyond the Cross: Many witnesses!

The “first day of the week” was a very busy one, according to Jesus’ closest friend, John. According to Jewish custom, that would have been the day following the Sabbath, which was from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Cross: Doubting Thomas!

It’s tempting for Christians to get frustrated with non-believers. But the truth is, even Jesus’ closest friends — whom He told repeatedly that He would come back to life after three days after His death — had a hard time … Continue reading

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Beyond the Cross: “I love you anyway.”

It’s hard for human minds to comprehend forgiveness. Jesus knew that. So He often used the power of carefully selected word pictures to get His message across. Here is how He SHOWED his unconditional love to the man who had … Continue reading

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Beyond the Cross: “This same Jesus … will come back.”

Dr. Luke was a careful researcher. He must have interviewed numerous eye-witnesses to be able to write his account of Jesus’ life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection. In the book of Acts, he began by bringing closure to the gospel that … Continue reading

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