Apologetics

Evidence for Faith and the Uniqueness of Christianity

BJ Rudge, Ph.D. has written several articles and books and lectured in churches, schools, colleges, seminaries, and military bases. BJ currently serves as a faculty mentor for Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He formerly served as an adjunct professor for California Biblical University and Seminary where he contributed articles for the Journal of Biblical Apologetics.

In this section you will find many articles written by BJ and others that will help provide answers to the various questions people have about the Christian faith. The information is intended to provide evidence for those who are investigating the claims of biblical Christianity and strengthen the faith of those who already believe in Jesus Christ. 

A Biblical Case for the Deity of Christ "'But what about you?' Jesus asked. 'Who do you say I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Christ, the Son...
I used to wonder why right beliefs were so vital. I mean, why would God care whether one believed in Jesus or someone else — as long as one was...
Damon Rambo grew up with an atheist father "who hated Christians in general." Damon said, "I began investigating the underlying facts in the subjects...
Many alive today have witnessed the entire history of space flight. Anyone who looked up to see Sputnik cross the sky on October 4, 1957, remembers...
Atheists have altered the popular Christian slogan, “Jesus is the reason for the season” to “Christmas is the season for reason.” I have no problem...
Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., one of the world's foremost pediatric neurosurgeons, reviewed in detail the evidence for design in nature. He concluded, "I...
We hear repeatedly through the press, media, and from political and religious leaders that we all serve the same God, but just call Him by different...
As I shared Christ with a young man to whom I was giving a ride, he responded, "Bill, don't waste your time. I don't believe in Jesus Christ, and I...
When I was in seventh grade I was exposed to evolution for the first time. Until then I believed what I had been taught in church, that God created...
The Wonderful Machine   "You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully...
In ancient times, Canaanite pagan priests ritually raped teenage girls just before their marriage. They hoped that the gods would be pleased and...
It was their observation of order in the universe that led the scientists of the Middle Ages to begin their quest to discern that order. Many of...
Is there credible evidence to demonstrate that the Bible is a reliable source of divine revelation? Does the Bible speak accurately on all subject...
Bodies of water turning into blood, plagues of frogs, gnats, flies and locusts, a sea being parted so that millions of people can cross on dry land....
The grave of Mohammed is not an empty grave. The tomb of Confucius is not an empty tomb. Parts of Buddha's body are enshrined as relics in different...
During my lectures on "World Religions and Cultural Experiences Around the World" at an American military high school in Germany, I asked the...
I had 101 excuses for not becoming a Christian. As I talked with Pastor Guy BonGiovanni following a service I attended with Karen, I told him, "...
Scripture indicates that Jesus spoke to large audiences by the Sea of Galilee. Matthew 4:25-5:2 gives the following background information concerning...
When tested by the Pharisees and Sadducees who asked for a sign from heaven, Jesus said — "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for...
Several years ago I had an opportunity to go to Israel. One of my favorite places is the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional site of...
I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian family. In this environment my parents instructed me in the ways of the Lord. My faith was...
It seems a wonder that toucans don't fall on their faces, so enormous are the beaks of these South American birds. One large species, the toco toucan...
Our body is especially designed by the most intelligent Designer, whom we call our Creator. We ought to acknowledge our indebtedness to Him for our...
BJ,  My position is that the Bible is a good introduction to spiritual life but we need the guidance of other sacred writings and spiritually...
The Bible is not a textbook on science, but it is scientifically accurate. Earth Is Round When Columbus discovered the New World in 1492, the...
The apostle Paul viewed Jesus' death as being central to the Gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Despite the cross being one of the central tenets...
Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code, is not only a page turning conspiracy novel and an action-packed movie, it is also a vicious attack upon...
The book of Ezekiel gives an amazing prophecy about the total destruction of the Phoenician city of Tyre (Ezekiel 26:3-14). Following are a few...
Introduction Charles Darwin’s 1859 “Origin of the Species” is based on four major philosophical presuppositions. The first is that materialism is the...
The issue of "who Jesus is" has been a topic of debate throughout history. During His own time, some saw Jesus as a great prophet like Elijah or John...
The Bible and the Christian faith are under extreme attack. The following, excerpted from an article by BJ recently published in the Journal of...
Is it true that no one claimed Jesus was divine until the Council of Nicea in the fourth century? Another allegation made is the idea Jesus was never...
The following is a condensed version of an article by BJ published in the Journal of Biblical Apologetics. In a time when objectivity is denied and "...
The reality of the resurrection can either validate or discredit Christianity. The apostle Paul understood the utter importance of the resurrection...
The following is excerpted from a paper BJ wrote while working on his Doctorate. A prominent leader in the Christian community made the following...
I have met many atheists, such as my college professor who vehemently denied the existence of anything outside the natural world. He spent the whole...
The followinging is excerpted from Bill Rudge's book, Who Is This Jesus?   The raising of Lazarus from the dead and numerous other miracles Jesus...
The following is excerpted from www.alwaysbeready.com/   The universe itself is evidence that God exists. Let’s think about this for a moment. There...
The following is excerpted from Israel My Glory magazine - The Preservation of the Jewish People article by William C. Varner - May/June 2002)   No...
The reason I believe in the Bible and Jesus Christ includes, but is not limited to: remarkable historical accuracy, amazing archaeological...
It is extremely important that Jesus rose from the dead because the resurrection is the very foundation of the Christian faith. Paul stressed this...
Some people think they are too intellectual to believe in God and too strong to humble themselves before Him. But I am convinced they are too foolish...