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The Temple, The Ka’aba, and The Christ by John Gilchrist.

There are three great monotheistic religions in the world, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each of these not only recognises the existence of one sovereign God who rules the universe but has sources and roots common to the other two. All three admit that human history began when God created Adam and Eve and continue to agree on the immediate course of this history after the creation. The initial temptation and fall of Adam and [...]

By |2020-03-14T11:21:30+02:00Aug 22nd, 2016|Archaeology, Monotheism, Unitarianism|0 Comments

What Indeed Was the Sign of Jonah? by John Gilchrist

According to both the Bible and the Qur'an, Jesus Christ performed many mighty miracles during his brief three-year ministry in the land of Israel. Many of the Jews were led to believe in him when they saw such signs and wonders being performed. The Jewish leaders, however, refused to believe in him and although his miracles were widely known they often pressed him hard to perform signs or, indeed, even give them a sign from [...]

What Fresco’s reveal in a Church discovered in Nevşehir, Turkey.

Matt Atherton wrote an article on the 27th of January 2016 sharing the exciting discovery of one of the oldest underground cities. The most exciting part of the discovery is the fresco's that are depicted in the Church. Let me share an excerpt from the article: "An 1,500-year-old underground church has been discovered in Turkey with never-before-seen frescoes depicting Jesus and "bad souls being killed". The church was found in the world's largest known underground [...]

By |2020-03-16T14:41:32+02:00Feb 17th, 2016|Archaeology, Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Early Christological confessions found in the House of Peter also the Home of Jesus in Capernaum by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

How the remnants of the humble dwelling of Jesus in Capernaum illuminate how Christianity began? For much of his adult life, Jesus resided in the small fishing village of Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. It was here during the infancy of early Christianity that he began his ministry in the town synagogue (Mark 1:21), recruited his first disciples (Mark 1:16–20) and became renowned for his power to heal the sick and infirm (Mark 3:1–5). [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:10:59+02:00Aug 31st, 2015|Archaeology, Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Christian cross at Herculaneum in the 60 A.D. by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

This private residence looked just like any other house in Herculaneum when it was uncovered in the 1930's by the archeologists. However the surprise lay in a small room hidden in the back of the residence. A small room of this house kept some furniture that was carbonized and thus preserved. One of the walls had a distinct indentation of a cross that once hanged here. Appearance of a Christian community in Herculaneum is not [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:11:22+02:00Aug 30th, 2015|Archaeology|0 Comments

The Staurogram: Earliest images of Jesus on the cross by Biblical Archaeology Society Staff & Larry Hurtado

How and when did Christians start to depict images of Jesus on the cross? Some believe the early church avoided images of Jesus on the cross until the fourth or fifth century. In “The Staurogram: Earliest Depiction of Jesus’ Crucifixion” the March/April 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Larry Hurtado highlights an early Christian crucifixion symbol that sets the date back by 150–200 years. Larry Hurtado describes how a symbol known as a staurogram is [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:12:01+02:00Aug 25th, 2015|Archaeology, Christology|0 Comments

Inscription inside door in the Lubeck Cathedral Germany (1173 A.D).

One of the most famous inscriptions inside the Cathedral is a poem: "Ye call Me Master and obey me not, Ye call Me Light and see Me not, Ye call Me Way and walk not, Ye call Me Life and desire Me not, Ye call Me wise and follow Me not, Ye call Me fair and love Me not, Ye call Me rich and ask Me not, Ye call Me eternal and seek Me not, [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:12:41+02:00Aug 20th, 2015|Archaeology, Christology|0 Comments

Israeli Prisoners Dig Their Way to Early Christianity By GREG MYRE Published: November 7, 2005

When Israeli authorities wanted to expand the Megiddo Prison, they tapped their captive labor pool and put dozens of inmates to work digging inside the compound here that is ringed with coiled razor wire and guard towers.As is common practice in Israel, the site underwent a check for possible archaeological ruins before heavy equipment could be moved in. Last week, the inmates discovered a Christian religious site that Israel's Antiquities Authority said may date to [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:13:05+02:00Aug 15th, 2015|Archaeology, Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Was Jesus the reincarnation or re-invention of Mithras or Horus by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Currently from all different spheres of influence (the new atheist’s; Jesus scholars as well as the National Geographic Channel), we are experiencing a lot of ludicrous attempts to discredit the historical fact and the liable scriptural evidence of who Jesus Christ really was (and is.) Numerous attempts have been made to bring similarities between Christ and Mithras, Simon Magus and Apollonius of Tyana. The Apostles and early writers of the New Testament have been accused [...]

By |2020-03-16T23:24:19+02:00Jul 12th, 2014|Archaeology, Gnosticism, Thoughts|0 Comments

Jesus, Zoroaster, Buddha, Socrates & Muhammad The Life, Death and Teaching of Jesus Compared with Other Great Religious Figures By: Edwin M. Yamauchi, Ph.D.

 One hears conflicting estimates of Jesus. Christians believe he is incomparable, without a peer, but they are often quite ignorant of the lives of other great spiritual leaders. On the other hand, some people speak of Jesus, Buddha, Socrates and others without acknowledging any differences. Walter Lippmann, for example, remarks, "There is no doubt that in one form or another, Socrates and Buddha, Jesus and St. Paul, Plotinus and Spinoza, taught that the good life [...]

By |2020-03-16T23:43:44+02:00Jul 12th, 2014|Archaeology, Christology, God, Muhammad|0 Comments