The Problem of the Bible
Apologetics: reasoned arguments
which attempt to defend or prove a truth.
The skeptic asks …
is the Bible authentic, trustworthy, or relevant?
The Word of God answers: GOD-BREATHED
The skeptic challenges: “Prove it”
In what ways is the DIVINE nature of the Bible revealed:
The Miracle of the Bible’s:
- Origin AUTHORSHIP (direct & directed)
- Preservation & Circulation (Mark 13:31)
Diocletian - Voltaire – Cummings – Copies - Languages
- EFFECT Living – Peace - Counsel – Hope – Joy – Forgiveness TRANSFORMATION
The Accuracy of the Bible’s:
- Science astronomy – physics - biology
- Prophecy futures predicted – Jesus predicted
- Geography and historicity Ramsay (before & after) – Glueck
- Message tapestry – Messiah – Jesus - REDEMPTION
The Believer asks the skeptic: NOW WHAT?