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The foundational truth of Christianity is that the Bible is the Word of God.
How do we know this is true, and how reliable is the Bible?




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Key Scriptures

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the passage.
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NIV & Other Versions Includes Commentary
All about God's Word
Psalms 119 Further Study
The Word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8 Further Study
Matthew 24:35 Further Study
All Scripture is inspired ("God-breathed").
2 Timothy 3:16 Further Study
Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:21 Further Study
God spoke through the prophets.
Hebrews 1:1 Further Study
The Word of God is living and active.
Hebrews 4:12 Further Study

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Current Events


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Happy 2015? Newsweek hit piece smears Bible, Christians

Dec. 31, 2014 - Newsweek and Time magazines are known for taking swipes against the Bible and Christianity during the holy seasons of Easter and Christmas. Newsweek's new management intensified their attack with an issue about the Bible. Their articles are predictably skeptical of the Bible and are especially disdainful of evangelical Christians.

Read Newsweek to get a feel for the spirit of persecution that permeates the globe and is now coming to the U.S. Then read the reviews of this issue by Christian leaders.

Source: Fox
The Bible — So Misunderstood It’s a Sin - Newsweek
Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin - Albert Mohler
A hopelessly biased screed against alleged bias - David Limbaugh - Human Events
'Newsweek's' Stunning Arrogance - Bill Donohue - Christian News Wire

The Social Network Gospel

June 12, 2012 - There is a revival of Bible knowledge because of new technologies. It is reminiscent of the spread of God's Word after the invention of the printing press! Robert C. Crosby writes:
Not only do billions around the world now have access to the Bible online, and not only are many of them actually reading it, they're also actively engaging with the Word of God—and with one another....
The physical roads of the Roman Empire that connected people throughout the then-known world, made the spread of the Gospel possible. Today the Internet, the smartphone, the tablet, and social media are the "new Roman roads" that connect millions of homes and individuals with the ability to engage others with the teaching of the Bible.
Source: Christian Post

New Bible yanks 'Father,' Jesus as 'Son of God'

Jan. 30, 2012 - New "Muslim-friendly" Bibles are being produced by a variety of missionary organizations. They try to avoid the major differences between Christianity and Islam. They change references to God as “Father,” to Jesus as the “Son” or “the Son of God.” An Arabic version of the Gospel of Matthew produced and promoted by Frontiers and SIL changes Matthew 28:19
from:
“baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”
to:
“cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit.”
One opponent of the idea is the leader a church in Bangladesh. He says thie gives fuel to the often-heard Muslim claim that Christians are liars who change their Bibles to deceive Muslims.

Thousands of Christians have signed a petition to encourage Bible translators to stop this practice.

Source: Joel Richardson - WND
Petition to keep ""Father" & "Son" in the Bible

Gospel of Mark Fragments Reportedly Found; Possibly Oldest NT Artifacts

Feb. 20, 2012 - Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel B. Wallace has given a brief preview of a very important discovery of New Testament papyri, but could not give the details, pending publication of the findings next year.
[He] said that newly discovered fragments from the Gospel of Mark could be the oldest New Testament artifacts ever found and date from the first century A.D., or during the time of eyewitnesses of Jesus' resurrection.
Source: Christian Post

Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

Apr. 5, 2011 - On this week's MSNBC’s Hardball program, Time Magazine’s World Editor Bobby Ghosh was apparently defending the murderous rampage in Afghanistan after the burning of a Koran in a Florida church. He said, “keep in mind” that the Koran is “not the same as the Bible to Christians,” because the Koran is “directly the word of God,” while the Bible is just a book “written by men.”

Warner Todd Huston, a Chicago based freelance writer, comments:

The Bible is thought of as “the word of God” by millions of Christians across the world as it has been throughout time. Ghosh’s claim that everyone just accepts the Bible as something “written by men” and easily dismissible.
Source: Big Journalism

World’s Oldest Bible Reunited Online

July 7. 2009 - Thanks to collaboration between four institutions, the world's oldest surviving Christian bible, Codex Sinaiticus, is now available in high resolution digital images on the Internet. Each of the four institutions holds portions of the physical manuscript.
The virtual reunification of Codex Sinaiticus is the culmination of a four-year collaboration between the British Library, Leipzig University Library, the Monastery of St Catherine (Mount Sinai, Egypt), and the National Library of Russia (St Petersburg)...
Source: Happy News

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Questions About The Bible

These are some of the questions that are asked about this topic. Search the links section to find helpful teaching and resources from Christian apologists.


The Bible

Is the Bible true?
How do we know the Bible is true? - ChristianAnswers.net
Video: Can the Bible Be Trusted? - Lee Strobel
Is the Bible Reliable as a Historical Document? - Lee Strobel
Can I Trust the Bible? - Josh McDowell
Online Book: Reasons Skeptics Should Consider Christianity - Josh McDowell and Don Stewart

Are there contradictions in the Bible?
Seeming Contradictions - Ray Comfort - Excerpted from The Evidence Bible - on ChristianAnswers.Net
Countering Bible Contradictions - Andrew Tong, Michael J. Bumbulis, MaryAnna White, Russ Smith, and others (1994-1995). Note: These people don't claim to be Bible scholars, but they still have good answers to this classic list of supposed contradictions in the Bible.

What is the difference between the Old and New Testaments?

Why do Catholics have extra books in their Bible?

Archaeology

Does archaeology validate the contents of the Bible?

Genuineness

Is the Bible accurate(reliable)?

Is the Bible inerrant?

Didn’t humans write the Bible?

Inspiration

What is “inspiration”?
Inspiration - WebBible Encyclopedia
Is The Bible Inspired? The Religious Writings of the World - CRI (Christian Research Institute – Hank Hanegraaff
Does God Try? - Stand to Reason – Gregory Koukl
Is the Bible Infallible, Inerrant, and Verbally Inspired? -The Gospel Way
The History of the Doctrine of Inspiration From the Ancient Church Through the Reformation - Bible.org – M. James Sawyer

Textual Criticism

How does textual criticism work?

Canonization

How was it determined which books belong in the Bible?

Prophecy

Do the prophecies in the Bible prove that it is true?

Other Questions:

How have people tried to destroy the Bible?




Links About The Bible


Answers In Genesis
Extensive website reflecting the teaching and ministries of founder Ken Ham. Information is available about their "Creation Museum" in Cincinnati and Answers Magazine.

Apologetics.com

Apologetics: A Reasoned Defense of Christianity
Southern Baptist – North American Mission Board

Catholic Encyclopedia: Apologetics

The Center For Christian Apologetics

Christian Answers Net
Apologetics megasite

Christian Research Institute (CRI)
Home of the "Bible Answer Man" radio program with Hank Hanegraaff. Publisher of the "Christian Research Journal." They have a large searchable database with helpful articles on all aspects of apologetics.

Lifeway Article Repository on Apologetics

Koinonia House
Find a wealth of useful information from Chuck Missler. His unique approach and insights make him one of the most popular teachers of our time. The new website includes audio files. Selected articles from Personal Update, read by 100,000 subscribers, are also available.

Reasons To Believe
Biblical creation teaching from the perspective that astronomy and other scientific disciplines prove that the earth and Universe are billions of years old. Dr. Hugh Ross is President and Director of Research.

Skeptical Christian

Stand To Reason
This is the website for "Stand To Reason" radio show and host Greg Koukl. Koukl and other faculty members offer lectures and seminars geared towards helping Christians gain practical tools they need to make a difference in their world.

Lee Strobel - Investigating Faith

James Sundquist – Abrahamic Faith


Tekton
Formation of the New Testament Canon

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
A global ministry that seeks to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cultural influencers throughout the world.





Multimedia

The Bible on YouTube






Wikis

There are a number of user-edited Internet encyclopedias, known as "wikis." These may be very helpful, but because of the input of multiple editors, they may be incorrect. Go to any of these wikis and do a search for "The Bible" or any other topic.

Wikipedia - General interest - May have non-Biblical point of view.
Theopedia - Traditional, evangelical, Protestant point of view.
Conservapedia
CreationWiki
WikiChristian

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