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Different Resurrection Appearances are “Infallible Proofs” – Not Contradictions

Different Resurrection Appearances are “Infallible Proofs” – Not Contradictions

Different resurrection appearances
Some have claimed the different accounts of resurrection appearances is “proof” of contradictions

Some have claimed the different accounts of Jesus’ resurrection appearances in the four Gospels and 1 Corinthians are “proofs” these Bible books are riddled with errors and contradictions. If true, these would in turn “prove” the Bible not to be inspired of God, or infallible, as many Christians believe that it is.

The Bible itself says that these different resurrection appearances confirm the Bible’s inspiration by God.

“To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3 NKJV, emphasis added) read more

Temple Cleansing in John – Why Accurate?

Temple Cleansing in John – Why Accurate?

Jesus' Temple Cleansing
Does the temple cleansing in John contradict the Synoptic Gospels?

Critics claim that the temple cleansing in the Gospel of John is either the same temple cleansing reported by the three Synoptics and/or is out of place and out of harmony with them, therefore constituting a contradiction in the Gospels. Below are listed a number of reasons why the temple cleansing in John is accurate and was performed by Jesus around the time of the first Passover after his baptism, which was probably about six months earlier. John clearly states in 20:31 and 21:25 that he was highly selective in his reporting on the events of Jesus’ life. The other three Gospel writers has already reported on the second temple cleansing. It seems fairly obvious that John was very familiar with these other three Gospels and quite possibly had copies of them in his possession as he wrote his fourth Gospel. read more