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IS CHRISTIANITY A FRAUD? Part 2

IS CHRISTIANITY A FRAUD? Part 2

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IS
CHRISTIANITY
A FRAUD?
PART 2
How Can We Know Whether Miracles Happened? Is the New Testament Historically Reliable?
Were Ancient Pagan Religions Like Christianity? How Are Historical Claims Proven and Disproven?
A Rebuttal Against Darrell Conder's Reply Defending Mystery Babylon--Eric V. Snow
IS
CHRISTIANITY
A FRAUD?
PART 2
How Can We Know Whether Miracles Happened? Is the New Testament Historically Reliable?
Were Ancient Pagan Religions Like Christianity? How Are Historical Claims Proven and Disproven?
A Rebuttal Against Darrell Conder's Reply Defending Mystery Babylon--Eric V. Snow

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PART 2
 
 How Can We Know Whether Miracles Happened? Is the New Testament Historically Reliable?Were Ancient Pagan Religions Like Christianity? How Are
 
 Historical Claims Proven and Disproven?
 
A Rebuttal Against Darrell Conder's Reply
 
Defending
 Mystery Babylon
 
 
PERSONAL BACKGROUND, SOURCE ISSUES, AND THE LIMITATIONS OF BGJEXAMINED
Corrected First Edition
Eric V. Snow
 Author 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction and Explanation of the Controversy......................................... 4Some Personal Background......................................................................... 4My Dependence on Non-WCG Scholarship Nothing New......................... 5Were Typical WCG Laymembers Familiar with Traditional ChristianApologetics?............................................................................................. 6The Need for Bluntness to Avoid Deception about MysteryBabylon's Contents................................................................................... 7The Need for Truth in Advertising................................................................ 9Unbelief as the Logical Outcome of Conder's Mode of Argumentation.... 9How Citing a Scholar Who Would Oppose Your Overall Viewpointis Powerful.............................................................................................. 10Fox's Statement Against Seeing Parallels Between Paganismand Christianity........................................................................................ 11Conder's Mistake in Adopting Higher Critic Methodology, Not JustTheir "Facts"........................................................................................... 13A Sample of How Conder's Reasoning Could Be Deployed Against theOld Testament........................................................................................ 14Are the Higher Critics Unbiased?............................................................... 16Since Both Sides Are Biased, Charges about this Prove Little............... 17Why My Academic Experience Makes Me Suspicious of Mystery
 
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Babylon's Sources.................................................................................18The Need to Know the Scholarly Climate of Opinion on Secondary Works: TheHistoriography of American Slavery as an Example................................. 18Why Mystery Babylon Doesn't Represent True Scholarship...................... 19The Scholarly Climate of Opinion on the Christian/Pagan Tie Revisited……... 20Why ICF Leans on McDowell and Nash So Much.................................... 22How Being Too Open-Minded Can Cause Your Brains to Fall Out......... 23How Both Sides' Sources Are Arguably Biased....................................... 24Conder's Passing Over Many of ICF's Arguments Imply Their Correctness24Most of the Messianic Text Rebuttals Made by ICF Against MBOverlooked in BGJ................................................................................. 25Other Points Conder Overlooks When Criticizing ICF............................. 25Mistakenly Understanding a Challenge, Conder Fails to ProvideSource Citations..................................................................................... 26Conder Mistakenly Claims Three Footnote Problems Exist in ICF......... 27Why Is Christianity a Fraud? Cites Herbert W. Armstrong....................... 28Why the True Religion Would Satisfy Emotions as Well as Reason...... 29MIRACLES--HOW DO WE KNOW THEY HAPPENED?Conder's Arguments Against Miracles Are Like the PhilosopherDavid Hume's.......................................................................................... 30Some Basic Arguments Against Hume's Critique Against Belief in Miracles31Just How Do We "Prove" a Miracle Occurred?......................................... 33Evidence from Hostile Sources That Jesus Could Do Miracles.............. 34

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