Seeking to Provide Answers

Apologetics.com exists to remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith, thereby enhancing believers’ confidence in, and weakening skeptics’ objections to, the gospel message. We seek to provide the best answers to the most challenging objections to Christian faith in a manner that is most effective with inquirers and most glorifying to God.

FEATURED POST

Were Jesus’ Disciples a Bunch of Hoaxers?

If someone thinks the disciples were deliberately deceiving people with their claims, they might hypothesize this: the disciples expected Jesus to liberate Israel from Roman rule and establish the kingdom of God in which the disciples would occupy the most prominent positions. When Jesus was executed, the disciples were thrown into profound shock. Their dreams had been shattered and they went into hiding. Once they had recovered their composure, they sought to attain the power and influence by claiming that they had witnessed the miraculously risen Jesus. They were perpetuating a hoax. With the retelling of this story, other details came to be added over time such that Jesus was a miracle worker, a great ethical teacher and even the Son of God. Eventually, these stories were written down and some were recognized as orthodox by the church and are called the Four Gospels. 

One of the ways in which the hoax theory is refuted is the argument from embarrassment. Though the argument from embarrassment is normally used as an argument for the truthfulness of testimonies that contain embarrassing details, it is also an argument for the likelihood of the testifier’s sincerity.

Latest Articles & Podcasts

  • Lady Justice

True Biblical Justice

By |November 22nd, 2022|

On this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show, radio host Jon Noyes talks about the cultural understanding of justice. He offers a short critique of critical theory while

  • disciples

Were Jesus’ Disciples a Bunch of Hoaxers?

By |November 9th, 2022|

If someone thinks the disciples were deliberately deceiving people with their claims, they might hypothesize this: the disciples expected Jesus to liberate Israel from Roman rule and establish the

Unacknowledged Legislators

By |November 3rd, 2022|

In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show, Dr. Harry Edwards, together with Dr. Jacob Daniel and Lenny Esposito, discuss chapter four of Carl Trueman's book "The Rise

Striving to clarify the truth about the Gospel.

Learn More