Answering Bible Difficulties

Don Stewart    The Bible is God’s trustworthy revelation of Himself to humanity. Historically, Christians have believed that His Word is true in all that it teaches. However, believers do recognize that the Bible does contain a number of difficulties. This book concerns the subject of Bible difficulties as well as the doctrine of the inerrancy, or trustworthiness, of Scripture.

Question 1 What Is The Doctrine Of Biblical Inerrancy?
Question 2 What Are Some Important Clarifications To The Doctrine Of Inerrancy?
Question 3 Does The Bible Testify To Its Own Inerrancy?
Question 4 In What Sense Is The Bible Perfect?
Question 5 What Is The Difference Between The Inerrancy Of Scripture And The Infallibility Of Scripture?
Question 6 What Are The Consequences When The Doctrine Of Inerrancy Is Rejected?
Question 7 Can The Scripture Be Trustworthy If It Makes Mistakes In Scientific And Historical Statements? (Limited Inerrancy)
Question 8 Why Do Some Christians Believe The Bible Contains Errors?
Question 9 What Is The Difference Between A Difficulty And A Contradiction?
Question 10 Why Should The Subject Of Bible Difficulties Be Discussed?
Question 11 What Are The Various Ways In Which Believers Approach Difficulties In Scripture?
Question 12 What Type Of Difficulties Do We Find In Scripture?
Question 13 How Should Specific Difficulties In Scripture Be Evaluated?
Question 14 What Specific Objections Have Been Made Against The Inerrancy Or Trustworthiness Of Scripture?
Question 15 Aren’t There Examples Of Demonstrable Errors In The Bible?
Question 16 Would The Discovery Of One Small Error Cause Everything In Scripture To Be Rejected?
Question 17 Does The Doctrine Of Inerrancy Mean That Everything In Scripture Should Be Understood Literally?
Question 18 Did Certain Bible Doctrines Change Through Time?
Question 19 Did Paul Make A Distinction Between His Words And The Lord’s Words? (1 Corinthians 7:12)
Question 20 Since The Term Inerrancy Means Exact Scientific Precision, Does The Bible Really Teach Inerrancy?
Question 21 Are There Grammatical Errors In Scripture?
Question 22 Did God Accommodate Himself To The Ignorance Of The Times? (The Accommodation Theory)
Question 23 How Can The Bible Be Inerrant Since Human Beings Are Not?
Question 24 Don’t The Missing Autographs Of Scripture Disprove Inerrancy?
Question 25 What About The Mistakes In The Various Copies Of The Biblical Manuscripts?
Question 26 Have The Discoveries Of Modern Science Shown That The Bible Contains Scientific Errors?
Question 27 Why Don’t The New Testament Writers Quote The Old Testament Word For Word?
Question 28 Does Inerrancy Cause Worship Of The Bible? (Bibliolatry)
Question 29 Aren’t There Too Many Qualifications To The Definition Of Inerrancy?
Question 30 Aren’t Many Statements Of The Scripture Outside The Realm Of Being Inerrant?
Question 31 Since All Bible Translations Are Imperfect How Can We Speak Of An Inerrant Bible?
Question 32 Did Jesus Believe The Scriptures Were Without Error?

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Don Stewart    The Christian faith is based upon a Book – the Bible. In this book we will look at some introductory questions concerning this book of books. These include: What kind of book is the Bible? What does it claim for itself? Why is it so important to study this one book? “Why does humanity need a written revelation from God?” If the Bible claims to be the Word of God, then why should we believe it? These questions are primary. They must be answered before any serious study of the Bible can begin.
What Everyone Needs to Know About the Bible
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10 Reasons to Trust the Bible: The Ten Wonders of the Bible
Don Stewart    Christianity is a faith that is based upon a book. Indeed, for Christians, in all ages, there has been one supreme and comprehensive source of knowledge about God and humanity; the collection of writings known as “the Bible.” We also find that the Bible itself claims to be the last word on all matters. Whenever it speaks on a subject, it speaks with the ultimate authority of the Living God. These are the claims of Scripture. But are they true? This book provides evidence as to why we should accept these claims. It looks at ten specific things that set the Bible apart from any other book that has ever been written. Indeed, the facts will demonstrate that it is exactly what it claims to be – the divine revelation of the living God to the human race.
Ancient Mysteries of the Bible Solved: Volume 1
Don Stewart    In this first Volume, Ancient Mysteries of the Bible Solved, we will examine the historical accuracy of people, places, and events mentioned in the Old Testament. Volume 2 of this series will consider the historical accuracy of the New Testament. To previous generations, the existence of these biblical characters and events were a mystery. In other words, there was no confirming evidence for the claims of Scripture. With the help of the modern science of archaeology, the discoveries of ancient inscriptions, as well as other technologies, all of this has changed. Indeed, we will discover that the Bible is correct in its historical references based upon the evidence that continues to be discovered.
Does the Bible Claim to Be the Word of God?
The subject of the authority of Scripture is the focus of this particular book. In many ways, this is the most important topic that we will study. Without an authoritative Word from God, humanity is left in the dark about who God is, who we are, and what God expects from us. This part of our course looks at matters of final authority. We will also look at the subject of the divine inspiration of the Bible. It is important that we also understand the sense in which the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. What is the extent of divine inspiration? Does it include the choice of very words that are used in Scripture? Does it include every part of Scripture? We will carefully look at what the Bible itself has to say about this subject.
Is the Bible the Ultimate Source of Authority?
Nov 6, 2022    Don Stewart    The Bible claims to the God’s authoritative Word to the human race. In both testaments we find that the writers believed they were recording God’s actual words. This is what the Bible has to say about itself. The idea that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God is not only accepted by Protestant Christians, it is also accepted by Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and various other groups. The difference between Protestants, and these other groups, with respect to the place of Scripture, comes down to one issue and one issue alone. We now arrive at one of the most important matters which we will address; the extent of the authority of the Bible.
Are the Right Books in the Old Testament?
The living God has revealed Himself to the human race by means of a book—the Bible. It is a collection of writings that God has uniquely inspired. The Bible is God’s only written revelation of Himself to humanity. It tells us everything that we need to know about who He is, who we are, and how we can have a relationship with Him. The Scriptures have not come down to us in one book but rather in a collection of books. Since there were many religious and historical works written during biblical times, which books should be recognized as coming from God? Is it possible that any sacred books are missing from the Bible? Are there any books included in Holy Scripture that should not be there?
Does the Old Testament Apocrypha Belong in the Bible?
Don Stewart    There are a number of ancient books that did not find their way into the Old Testament which are considered divinely authoritative by some people. They are known by a variety of names; including the Apocrypha, the Old Testament Apocrypha, or the deuterocanonical books. In this book, we will list these apocryphal books, briefly explain their content, and then focus on the reasons that have been given for their inclusion in the Old Testament canon. We will also consider reasons given for their exclusion. In addition, we will look at the historical process that led some to place these books into the Old Testament Scripture.
Are the Right Books in the New Testament?
Don Stewart    This book will examine in detail the question of the New Testament canon of Scripture. Among other things, we will look at the different sources of authority for the first Christians. We will find out where they believed ultimate authority resided. We will also consider the various books that are presently part of the New Testament and look at the reasons for their inclusion in the canon. It is also necessary to have an overview of the historical process that lead to their recognition by God’s people. We will discover why these books were received as authoritative by the church, and why other books were not.
Bible Translations
Jul 10, 2022    Don Stewart    The Bible is the most translated Book in history – no other book even comes close. This is because most people do not read the Bible in the ancient languages in which they were written. Therefore, they have to depend upon a translation to understand the message of the Scripture. This section will discuss some of the main issues relating to Bible translations. We will examine the difference between a translation and a paraphrase as well as the various ways in which the Scripture has been translated. We will also consider some of the decisions that have to be made whenever the Bible is translated from the original languages into English. In addition, some guidelines will also be given on how to choose the right translation for you.