Jesus Outside the Bible: Part 1 – Historical Silence

“Apart from the New Testament writings and later writings dependent on these, our sources of information about the life and teaching of Jesus are scanty and problematic” - F.F. Bruce, New Testament History. “The only definite account of his life and teachings is contained in the four Gospels for the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke …

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The History of “I Do’s”

There is a much quoted line in Latin poetry: Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube, which roughly translates to “Let others make war; you, fortunate Austria, marry”. This is the motto of one of Europe’s greatest dynasties: The House of Habsburg. [1] Through a series of strategic marriage arrangements, the Habsburgs brought Burgundy, Spain, …

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The Real History of Cuba

No American alive in 1898 could have had any doubt about why the United States had gone to war with Spain. The conflict was fought to resolve a single question: Who would control Cuba? Conditions in Cuba led to war, Cuba was the battleground, and Cuba was the prize. Cuba had exerted a hold on …

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History-Deniers Beware!

Anyone who denies history should be legally liable for promoting ignorance. Case and point: A British Bishop, Richard Williamson, was fined € 10,000 [~13,500 USD] in a German court for denying history! To be specific, Williamson has been charged for denying that the Nazi holocaust ever took place. The case went ahead in a German …

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