Why should I believe that the Bible is even reliable? After all, it was written and hand-copied for centuries, nay, for thousands of years, so what makes you think the version I have today, is anything like what the authors actually wrote? Here are some things to consider: Manuscript evidence: There are thousands of manuscript (handwritten) … Continue reading Bible 101: #5 Is the Bible reliable?
After realizing that all the Bible is about God's kingdom, how does that affect our understanding of how the Bible is put together? This is something I think enriches our grasp of the content of the Bible immensely. Most people know about the two Testaments, but few are aware that the books in the testaments are … Continue reading Bible 101 #4: How is the Bible put together?
In the spirit of continuity, here's part three of our Bible 101 and to be even more consistent, let's start the same way we did with part 2: How would you summarize the message of the Bible if you had only one sentence? Now, if you know your way around syntax, you can easily keep … Continue reading Bible 101 #3: What is the message of the Bible?
The Bible is ____________________ . How would you fill the bank if you only had one sentence? Well, if you type it into your Google search bar, the first two suggestions are "the word of God" and "a lie." Quite the contrast right there, isn't it? Yes, it's okay, you can open a new tab and … Continue reading Bible 101 #2: What is the Bible?
What is the Bible? No seriously, if someone asked you that and you had one sentence, what would you say? The Bible is ____________ . Not so easy, is it? At least not when you try to actually convey something of meaning. How about other questions: What is the message of the Bible? How is … Continue reading Bible 101