By: Brian Chilton | December 29, 2017
I want to thank everyone who has visited Bellator Christi this year. 2017 has been a year of many changes as I have moved the website from PastorBrianChilton.wordpress.com (PBC) to BellatorChristi.com. Recently, I have started to post links of the articles posted here at Bellator Christi at PBC so that those who are accustomed to that website will still have access to the articles and will have links to the podcasts.
While each article has had some success, ten articles arose above the rest. The following is a list of the top-ten most visited articles of 2017. Hope you enjoy!
10. The Necessity of God’s Existence: Ontological Arguments Worth Considering. Contrary to what some may say, the ontological argument is not dead.
9. 10 Great Challenges Facing the Church in 2014. Hmm . . . I might ought to consider revamping this list for 2018. That will be coming soon.
8. 4 Major Reasons Why People Become Atheists. Atheism makes no sense to me. But, there are reasons behind an individual’s acceptance of atheism. Check out this article to discover why.
7. 8 Reasons Why the Shroud of Turin Might Be the Burial Cloth of Jesus. The Turin Shroud is quite mysterious. Mounting data continues to suggest that the Shroud might have actually covered Jesus’s body.
6. When and What Time Was Jesus Born? This is one of the more recent articles that has exploded with interest. While September 11th holds bad memories for many Americans, it might just be a glorious day in another sense. Rosh Hashanah might hold a clue to the birth of Jesus. Click article to find out why.
5. Remembering Nabeel Qureshi. One of the great tragedies of 2017 was the loss of Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi. Check out this article for a celebration of Nabeel’s life and his new life in Christ.
4. 10 Signs of a Cultic Church. Some churches are genuine. Others, are not so much. This article warns individuals to stay away from places that over-emphasize its leader. Such an emphasis is not only unbiblical, it may be leading towards a cultic practices.
3. Seven Reasons Why Prayer is Important. This classic article from 2013 continues to be the top-ranked article at PBC. Here at Bellator Christi, it continues its dominance in the top-3 articles of all-time. Discover 7 reasons why prayer is important in the following article.
2. Review of the Christian Standard Bible. The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is an incredible translation. The 2017 CSB is a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Using optimal equivalence, the CSB is both highly accurate as well as maintaining a great level of readability. The CSB has made such an impression on us at Bellator Christi that it has become the primary translation used in articles. I have also started using it in my papers at school.
1. The Most Highly Read Article of 2017 Is . . . 10 Reasons to Accept the Resurrection of Jesus as an Historical Fact. The resurrection of Jesus is a critical historical event for the Christian believer. This top-ranked article of 2017 features 10 reasons why one can accept the resurrection of Jesus as an historical fact, which changes everything.
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Pastor Brian Chilton
About the Author
Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The Bellator Christi Podcast. He received his Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University (with high distinction); his Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University (with honors); and received certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Brian is currently a student of the Ph.D. program in Theology and Apologetics at Liberty University. Brian is full member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and the Christian Apologetics Alliance. Brian has been in the ministry for over 14 years and serves as the pastor of Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
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