Current Events Articles: May 2008

New documentary claims Jesus married, had child posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The poster for the movie had a very provocative question on top that asked: "What if the greatest story ever told was a lie?"  Gordon Franz reviews the movie and critiques the ideas set forth in it.  Believe it or not, they even claim to have found the mummified body of Mary Magdalene! 

Read this detailed expose' entitled: "Bloodline: A Serious Documentary or Hollywood Hoax."



Did the Walls of Jericho Fall Like the Bible Says? A New Video with Dr. Bryant Wood posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The most significant stumbling block in Biblical Archaeology is the incorrect belief that the archaeology from Jericho has shown the Biblical story to be false. Dr. Bryant Wood is featured in this new video, due for release in the near future. Dr. Wood's meticulous work on the archaeology of Jericho has shown that the conventional wisdom about the historicity of the Conquest narratives requires serious re-examination.

See Dr. Wood's work on Jericho here:

Associated Press Interviews Dr. Bryant Wood posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

ABR’s Bryant Wood quoted in an Associated Press review of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”:

R.C. Sproul Changes his Views on Genesis 1 posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Renowned Christian scholar and apologist R.C. Sproul has taught an old earth reinterpretation of the early chapters of Genesis for many years. Recently, he corrected his course and now embraces the straightforward 6-day view, held by the ministry of ABR. We applaud him for his willingness to correct his view on this very important matter.

International Conference on Creationism to be held in Pittsburgh posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Held once every four years, The International Conference on Creationism has been developed as a forum for scholars to present evidence in support of the Biblical creationist/Flood model of origins and earth history. The Associates for Biblical Research will be a vendor at this important event. Stop by the ABR booth to pick up items on sale and say hello to the ABR staff.

Seeker Sensitive Shocker! posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

If you simply want a crowd, the “seeker sensitive” model produces results. If you want solid, sincere, mature followers of Christ, it’s a bust. In a shocking confession, Bill Hybels admits...

The Art of Authentic Forgery posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Criminal case 482/04, the State of Israel v. Oded Golan and others, lays out the details of one of the biggest forgery scandals ever in the history of archaeology. According to the indictment, those miseld by Golan, a well-known Tel Aviv antiquities collector, included renowned experts who were ready to confirm the authenticity of the many and controversial findings he supposedly discovered, such as the Jehoash Tablet inscription and an ossuary that supposedly held the bones of James, the brother of Jesus.

New Scientist Magazine Author Dredges up Same Old Arguments posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

The author sets up a false dichotomy by sorting people into two groups: those who are merely amateur observers of biological origins and those who “really know” the truth (of which he considers himself). If you find the evidence compelling that evolution is not a valid explanation, then it is simply because you are not in the “higher” class.

A visit to Pergamum, Turkey, location of one of the churches of Revelation (Rev 2:12–18) posted by Henry B. Smith Jr. MA

Pergamum’s 2,200-year-old theater, dramatically scooped from the flank of a towering bluff overlooking the northern Aegean town of Bergama, or Pergamum, is no place for anyone lacking a head for heights.

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