Bible

2 Peter 1:21, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

The Holy Bible describes itself as the words of an infinitely powerful being who created and controls everything. A God, with a capital G, if you will. In fact, from this scripture:

John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

We can see that these words and this God are essentially the same. The bible claims this God never lies in any way. It just so happens that this book also describes a vast amount of history which may be cross referenced to fact. If these references are error, we can dismiss its description of this God claim without further consideration. The Bible has been passed throughout the centuries in various written forms. It also claims that its God never changes. If we can find that the Bible has been substantially changed in this course, we can dismiss its claim without further study. The Bible talks more about morality than anything else. It claims that this God is absolutely pure and holy, completely without sin. If we can find that the Bible contradicts basic human decency, we can dismiss its God without further contemplation.

What one will find, however, on close scrutiny of the bible, is that one cannot readily prove that there are problems with its facts and subject matter. Therefore, one cannot readily dismiss its claim that there is One all-powerful entity that created and controls everything, seen and unseen. The bible simply doesn’t give us a reason to doubt what it says from a historical, archaeological, or contextual basis. If there is then no basis on which the bible can be dismissed, then, because it makes the claim that it is Truth, one is forced into a decision about what to do about this God. What I present, in this part of my web, are the reasons that you cannot simply dismiss the Bible. The facts are in place, it’s basically what the people who wrote it penned originally, and it is coherent in its approach.

These pages are the result of much personal study. I taught a little seminar at my church based my research and notes. When the class was over, I summarized it in these articles. I have tried to break it up into readable chunks. Remember, you were warned on the front page about my depth. Also, more than any other part of my site, I want to say that this material is copyrighted by myself, and I reserve all rights to it.

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