The Problem of the Bible

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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:

  1. Origin           AUTHORSHIP (direct & directed)
                         PROXIMITY

  2. Preservation & Circulation (Mark 13:31)
    Diocletian - Voltaire – Cummings – Copies - Languages

  3. EFFECT Living – Peace - Counsel – Hope – Joy – Forgiveness TRANSFORMATION                  

  

The Accuracy of the Bible’s:

  1. Science astronomy – physics - biology

  2. Prophecy futures predicted – Jesus predicted

  3. Geography and historicity Ramsay (before & after) – Glueck

  4. Message tapestry – Messiah – Jesus - REDEMPTION

 

The Believer asks the skeptic: NOW WHAT?