The question that has been discussed since the dawn of time, is there one true religion? This
brings about many of the questions that man has posed since his creation such as, “Is there an absolute
truth?” “What am I here for?” “What's right and whats wrong?” “What defines these?” “Can
one religion, one god really answer all these questions?” Indeed there is one religion, one faith that
can answer all these questions, and is the source of truth.
Only Christianity is supported from secular sources such as archeological evidence, scientific
backing, and secular writings. Archeologists have found that Mesopatamians, Egyptians, and Greeks all
record about the Great Flood as mentioned in Genesis 6-8. The Old Testament records also of King
Uzziah, of whom archeologists even found his tomb.
Another argument against Christianity is that many have thought that John was inaccurate
in his wording of the Gospel because many of the cites and places of which he reported had yet to be
discovered. Until recently that is. Places such as Jacob's Well, the Pool of Bethesda, the existence of
Pilate himself even. All of these have recently been discovered by archeologists and therefore account
at least a little accuracy to what John had written, obliterating the argument that if John wasn't faithful
in accurately reporting places and people than how could he be accurate on things like the topics of
the personality, deity of Christ, or miracles.
It's often pointed by skeptics that because Luke reports that Jesus was entering Jericho and
Mark claims that Jesus was exiting Jericho when He preformed a certain healing, that this must
discredit the accuracy of Luke. However often times cities would be rather scattered, existing in many
places all at once. If the city was destroyed in one piece of the land and was being built closer to a
mountain or to a river the city could have been in both the destroyed place as well as the new city
where it was being rebuilt. Both indeed were still the city of Jericho making it possible therefore for
Jesus to be both leaving and entering the same city.
As for proof of the Crucifixion “Many of the painters and most of the sculptors of crucifixion,
also show the nails through the palms. Historical Roman accounts and experimental work have
established that the nails were driven between the small bones of the wrists (radial and ulna) and not
through the palms. Nails driven through the palms will strip out between the fingers when made to
support the weight of the human body. The misconception may have come about through a
misunderstanding of Jesus’ words to Thomas, “Observe my hands.” Anatomists, both modern and
ancient, have always considered the wrist as part of the hand.” as said in the article by Dr. C. Truman
Another point in which many skeptics call upon is the fact that Jesus sweat blood at
Gethsemane. However, it is indeed a recorded medical condition called hematidrosis. Though not
common, it can occur during times of high psychological stress. Considering that Jesus was
praying about the upcoming events of the following days He was indeed under a great deal of
psychological stress as He prayed.
There are eight leading religions in America today these are as follows: Christianity, Judaism,
Islam, Hinduism, Wicca, Buddhism, Sikhisim, and Bahá’í World Faith. Seven of these are flawed
and tragic results of man's rebellion and self reliance. The Way, the Truth, and the Life stands alone
as the only faith that is accurate and without self contradiction within its core beliefs. Firstly, reviewing
the others sevens undeniable contradictions it will be possible to address the questions of supposed
inaccuracy of the Christian scriptures.
Judaism is accurate however it is only half the story of God's redemptive works within
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