Michael Kruger: God’s Word in the Early Church — Canonical Gospels vs ‘Gospel of Thomas’ etc. – 4 Distinctions

“The word apocrypha is from the Greek word for “obscure” or “hidden.” The apocryphal gospels are so named since they were not prominent in the early church.” (What are the apocryphal gospels?)

Canonical gospels
I. The earliest
II. The only ones with a credible connection to the apostles
III. Lack the legendary embellishments of the later gospels
IV. Recognized as authoritative from a very early date

Minute-14 “The only gospels written in the first century are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”

~”When those gospels were published, there were other people still alive who had seen those things take place.”

Apocryphal gospels mentioned (the lost gospels) — all written much later:
Gospel of Thomas
Infancy Gospel of Thomas: much later, nightmarish Jesus
Gospel of Peter: Late 2nd, early 3rd century
Gospel of Phillip
Gospel of Mary
Gospel of the Twelve

“Why does our culture love lost gospels, because they don’t want there to be one way. … You can just pick the Jesus you happen to prefer.”

21:30 How we know John wrote John: Irenaeus states John wrote John, which he got from Polycarp (his mentor), who was mentored by John himself.

Not one example of these lost gospels being included in a codex with any of the canonical gospels, or a list containing both.

We have 5,700 manuscripts of the New Testament, and several thousand copies of the canonical gospels. Compare to three copies of the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were the only gospels that were read, valued and appreciated by the early church fathers.

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Footage of Sodom & Gomorrah – Ron Wyatt’s wife tells the story

About 30 years ago, I saw this from on top of Masada, and asked others what this city ruin was. No one knew. It definitely looked like the ruin of a city to me.

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9:10 Gomorrah is below Masada, next to the Dead Sea. Sodom is at the southern end of the Dead Sea.

14:35 Sulfur balls, brimstone that landed on the city — millions that rained down, burning even rock. Tested to be 96% sulfur plus phosphorus.

They even found parts of human skeletons, burnt and gnarled.

31:00 Drone footage from below Masada

34:35 Thermal ionization from the extreme heat — “exceeding 2,000°F” (Ron @ min. 53:40)

41:05 The ziggurat

42:50 The sphynx with Masada behind and above it

54:00 Regarding all of this ash, Ron quotes part of this text from Malachi 4:

“For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up,” says Yahweh of Armies, “that it shall leave them neither root nor branchBut to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall. You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make,” says Yahweh of Armies.

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Ron Wyatt: The Miraculous 1st Trip to Discover Noah’s Ark – Exactly 300 cubits long – Gen. 6:15! | Noah’s wife’s 18 foot grave explained

Ron Wyatt, his sons and wife describe the adventure! Ron has since died.

When Ron Wyatt 1st went to Turkey to search for the boat-shaped object he had seen 17 years earlier in Life Magazine, he had no idea where to look. He didn’t speak the language. All he knew was that it was in the mountains. Then, one simple prayer, as he and his 2 sons entered the area in a taxi, led to incredible discoveries, all connected to Noah and the ark. Ron and his sons, Danny and Ronnie tell the story and some new information is shared, especially at the end. Originally made for Warriors for Christ, it is long, and I thank you for watching and hope you enjoy!- Mary Nell (Mrs. Ron Wyatt) Lee.

Genesis 6:15 says the ark shall be 300 cubits, which is what this artifact is in Egyptian cubits.

Acts 7:22 “And Moses (author of Genesis) was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians….” Was raised as an Egyptian.

This boat artifact is exactly 515 feet long!

40:15 Noah’s wife’s grave explained. She was a giant. Her sarcophagus was 18 feet long. [Elsewhere it’s said she was 15 feet long. Kent Hovind explains why in his creation series.] Gold and jewels in her coffin were sold by the “Christians” for $100 million on the black market in Istanbul.

47:52 screenshot: Noah’s wife’s finger bones next to Ron’s wife’s hand:

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Largest Canyons Were Formed by the Receding Flood

Largest Canyons Were Formed by the Receding Flood

BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Two newly discovered canyons in Greenland and Antarctica have a lot in common with Grand Canyon. Both canyons are as deep as or deeper than Grand Canyon and are at least 60 miles in length. But what’s especially revealing is the fact that they all appear to have formed around the same time.

STORY

New Testament Bible Book Authorship Dates

From: When Was Each Book of the Bible Written?, 

Also see:

Dating of the New Testament Books

CHRONOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS

James: AD 44-49
Galatians: AD 49-50
Mark: AD 50-60 [early to mid 60s – Robert C. Newman, Synoptic Gospels, Lecture 4]
Matthew: AD 50-60 [early 40s to mid 50s – Robert C. Newman, Synoptic Gospels, Lecture 4]
1 Thessalonians: AD 51
2 Thessalonians: AD 51-52
1 Corinthians: AD 55
2 Corinthians: AD 55-56
Romans: AD 56
Luke: AD 60-61 [late 50s – Robert C. Newman, Synoptic Gospels, Lecture 4]
Ephesians: AD 60-62
Philippians: AD 60-62
Philemon: AD 60-62
Colossians: AD 60-62
Acts: AD 62
1 Timothy: AD 62-64
Titus: AD 62-64
1 Peter: AD 64-65
2 Timothy: AD 66-67
2 Peter: AD 67-68
Hebrews: AD 67-69
Jude: AD 68-70
John: AD 80-90 [<AD 70 – J. Warner Wallace]
1 John: AD 90-95
2 John: AD 90-95
3 John: AD 90-95
Revelation: AD 94-96

Debate: Atheist Claims Jesus is a Hoax – Slippery Philosopher David Skrbina v. Factual Theologian Peter Williamson

MY NOTES – Including transcriptions:

21:35 Skrbina disbelieves the gospel accounts of Jesus and doubts Jesus even existed: “I think he did exist. I think he was a mortal man. I’m not totally sure. I’m kind of on the fence on this one. But for the sake of this debate, let’s say he existed. …”

28:16 Skrbina claims many secular authors would have written about Jesus from Palestine in the 1st century, 2000 years ago.

Wiliamson: We only have one secular author’s work from Palestine on any subject, Josephus, who does write about Jesus: Continue reading “Debate: Atheist Claims Jesus is a Hoax – Slippery Philosopher David Skrbina v. Factual Theologian Peter Williamson”

Ron Wyatt: How the Pyramids Were Built — Joseph/Imhotep Architect of the First Pyramid

Related: (video) Findings Confirming the Bible – Greatest Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of All Time: Red Sea Crossing • Noah’s Ark • Mt. Sinai • Gomorrah • Ark of the Covenant — Ron Wyatt made no money from his adventures

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One of Ron Wyatt’s favorite subjects was ‘how the pyramids were built’. He was especially interested because he knew Imhotep, or Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel) was the builder of the first pyramid. His discovery of how these massive monuments were made was not something he set out of learn. It was an encounter at the tomb of Onias that led him to an amazing discovery.

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Ron Wyatt discusses Sodom and Gomorrah Discovery- Some Never Before Seen Footage

Related: (video) Findings Confirming the Bible – Greatest Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of All Time: Red Sea Crossing • Noah’s Ark • Mt. Sinai • Gomorrah • Ark of the Covenant — Ron Wyatt made no money from his adventures

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In 1999, when Ron learned that his cancer had spread and the doctors could do nothing else for him, he sat down and did some interviews at home, discussing his various discoveries. In this video, he discussed his discovery of Sodom and Gomorrah, how he came to believe these were the cities of the plain and the significance.

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Ron Wyatt discusses why most scholars & scientists will not accept the discoveries

Related: (video) Findings Confirming the Bible – Greatest Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of All Time: Red Sea Crossing • Noah’s Ark • Mt. Sinai • Gomorrah • Ark of the Covenant — Ron Wyatt made no money from his adventures

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Ron Wyatt experienced constant rejection by the scientific and scholarly world regarding the discoveries. He understood why and he knew it would not change or get any easier. That is why he took the evidences to the people. He believed the evidences were so straight forward that honest hearted people could recognize facts and truth. He also recognized that the battle would intensify as time went on.

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Noah’s Ark Resistivity Scans Pt 1 – A tour of Noah’s Ark as the scans are done

Related: All of my Ron Wyatt posts

In 2014, resistivity scans were done on Noah’s Ark by John Larsen of New Zealand, assisted by Randall Lee of Tennessee. This was the first real research done since the work by Ron Wyatt in the 80’s which led to it’s acceptance by Turkey as Noah’s Ark. In this part 1, Mary Nell Wyatt Lee takes the viewer on a tour of the ark as the work is in progress. It begins with the long hike down to the ark from the Visitors Center, then explores the entire ark. Mary Nell’s commentary was videoed onsite. This is especially for those who would like to see the entire ark site and understand the remains. It also shows the scans in progress and explains briefly how they work to later provide a 3d image of the entire ship. The results of the scans will be explored in Part 2.

PLEASE NOTE that I made an error in math when I was filming- This took place in 2014. When I went to the spot that the mini excavation took place in 1990, mistakenly said it was “14 years” ago (from 2014) when it was actually 24 years ago.

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Wonders LIVE (The Incredible Human Ear – Prof. Andy McIntosh)

4:00 Eyes: how essential and amazingly complex tears are!

8:00 Ears! How amazingly complex ears are!

Ear hairs are 72 times finer than regular hairs. They’re also like springs. When they snap from very loud sounds is when people lose their hearing.

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55 fulfilled Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus!

55 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus

Jesus Film Project

THU JANUARY 4, 2018

Some scholars believe there are more than 300 prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament. These prophecies are specific enough that the mathematical probability of Jesus fulfilling even a handful of them, let alone all of them, is staggeringly improbable—if not impossible. Continue reading “55 fulfilled Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus!”

Claim: Noah’s Ark ‘buried in Turkish mountains’ and experts say 3D scans will prove Biblical ship’s existence

I first heard about this almost 30 years ago, when I saw Ron Wyatt’s Overview of Discoveries video, and have heard conflicting stories of the validity of this object since. Wyatt found anchor stones that show images indicating eight people survived.

It’s possible that the ERT ground penetrating radar they’re apparently using is superior to what was available to earlier explorers. These guys claim this is for sure a ship, and it’s 50 miles from the nearest body of water.

The timing may be an indication this may be the real thing. Belief in God is at an all-time low, and a significant spiritual revival still needs to happen before this world ends. Proof of Noah’s ark would shock many, and could help spark a great awakening! Continue reading “Claim: Noah’s Ark ‘buried in Turkish mountains’ and experts say 3D scans will prove Biblical ship’s existence”

Skelly: Exploring the Ashen Remains of Gomorrah in Israel – SULFUR FOUND & BURNED!

32:25 Finds first sulfur ball — brimstone

38:20 BEST PLACE TO START if pressed for time! Ash shown, brimstone burns with blue flame!

The video they were likely watching on their phone as reference, which I first saw almost 30 years ago: (video) Findings Confirming the Bible – Greatest Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of All Time: Red Sea Crossing • Noah’s Ark • Mt. Sinai • Gomorrah • Ark of the Covenant — Ron Wyatt made no money from his adventures

This site can be seen from Masada, from the top of which I saw what looked like some type of ancient city. Skelly shows Masada in this video, which looks smaller than it is, because of his wide angle lens.

This is Skelly’s video from Masada. It looks like the concert venue is at 1:07. Not sure. The concert venue is next to Gomorrah in Skelly’s video below.

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Young Earth: Polystrate fossils create an impossible situation for advocates of deep time

About Polystrate Fossils

by  | Oct 5, 2019

Polystrate fossils are fossils which are buried in the sedimentary record cutting through more than one sedimentary layer. The rock layers are called ‘strata’ and the fossil cuts through more than one, hence the name ‘poly’ for many and ‘strate’ for the strata the fossil cuts through. Polystrate fossils are found literally all over the world. Continue reading “Young Earth: Polystrate fossils create an impossible situation for advocates of deep time”

The Synoptic Gospels Presented Side-By-Side — All four gospels in harmony confirm we can trust we’re reading what Jesus really said

Harmony of the gospels — shows consistency in all four texts written by different authors at different times in different locations — led by the Holy Spirit! Continue reading “The Synoptic Gospels Presented Side-By-Side — All four gospels in harmony confirm we can trust we’re reading what Jesus really said”

John's Gospel May Have Been Last, But It Wasn't Late — Written after the other gospels and prior to 70AD

By J. Warner Wallace
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I also believe this gospel was written early; within the lifetime of people who witnessed the events it records. This is important, because the early dating of the Gospels helps to establish their reliability as eyewitness accounts. Here is a very brief summary of the evidence establishing the early dating of the Gospel of John: Continue reading “John's Gospel May Have Been Last, But It Wasn't Late — Written after the other gospels and prior to 70AD”

Ex-Atheist: "To continue in atheism, I would need to believe nothing produces everything, non-life produces life, randomness produces fine-tuning, chaos produces information, unconsciousness produces consciousness, and non-reason produces reason. I simply didn't have that much faith" – Lee Strobel

“To continue in atheism, I would need to believe that nothing produces everything, non-life produces life, randomness produces fine-tuning, chaos produces information, unconsciousness produces consciousness, and non-reason produces reason. I simply didn’t have that much faith.”
– Lee Strobel writes on Twitter, 12/24/17