Mar 8, 2011 must we have blind, unreasonable faith to believe the bible to be true or are there sound reasons that the bible, and specifically the old testament, can be accepted as reliable in every part. For those who have grown up in the church or around the bible for many years, giving a defense of the origins and reliability of the bible is something they more credible than even the most readily accepted ancient texts of other accepted people and events, it is difficult to dispute the validity of the bible. Reliable truth $2200 what do science, history, and logic have to say about the reliability of the bible this book presents in a profound way how the bible reflects the true nature of reality reliable truth is about seeing the world reliable truth: the validity of the bible in an age of skepticism read reviews on amazon. For those who believe in the bible because its message is personally meaningful to them, evidence for its validity might not be important however, for honest skeptics and others seeking truth, we will examine evidence for the bible to see if it is god's word as claimed but what kind of is the bible historically reliable 4. Since we took a look at the new testament last week, this week, we take a closer look at the old testament this week's article is by kenneth kitchen, one of the foremost scholars on egyptology and the old testament (his wikipedia article provides some helpful context) his book, on the reliability of the old testament,.
Jan 6, 2012 sid litke 1 does the bible claim to be uniquely inspired by god a the bible claims that it is uniquely inspired 1 2 timothy 3:16 – “all scripture is god- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” 2 2 peter 1:20, 21 – “above all, you must understand that no. If you would like a whole lot more detail on this subject, get yourself a copy of kenneth kitchen's important book on the reliability of the old testament, grand with variations, such 'critical' dogmas are continually repeated in stark isolation from almost any use of external controls over their validity, unless the controls are. Can the old testament really be trusted in light of all the recent discussion surrounding the bible tv show on the history channel, i thought it would be good to discuss the reliability of the old testament the old testament (ot) was originally written in hebrew (with a few chapters in aramaic), and it.
More than any other ancient latin or greek literature, the bible has tremendous historical and manuscript evidence for its reliability it has far more manuscripts and far earlier manuscripts the new testament has well over 1,000 times as many manuscripts as the works of the average classical author1 in other words, if we. Bible verses about the subject reliability: lord, you are my god i will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
With thorough discussions on the subject's inspiration and inerrancy john macarthur goes into specific detail about how the bible was written and why we can have complete trust in it you will also learn fascinating particulars about how science history and archaeology validate the bible's claim to be the word of god. After watching video, scroll down to see related links video highlights strobel was a skeptic of the bible not because he thoroughly studied it and concluded it was unreliable, but he had heard enough snippets of criticism to poison his view of the book it wasn't until he analyzed the bible thoroughly that he concluded it. It is in this gray area that biblical scholars must operate never is there a time when a scholar decides to throw out the entire nt because of contextual problems also, there is never a time when a scholar takes the entire nt prima facie it is incorrect to argue that the entire nt is divinely-inspired or historically valid in.
Reliable truth: the validity of the bible in an age of skepticism [richard e simmons iii] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers i wanted to write a very scholarly book where a high school student or average man or woman would find it to be a compelling read. If you watch the nbc special on the “real” story of christmas, you heard that we cannot trust the bible as a reliable source of historical information many scholars it can be asserted with confidence that the sacred text is exact and valid and that no article of faith and no moral precept in it has been distorted or lost” it is this. Answer: using the same criteria by which we judge other historical works, not only is the bible reliable, it is more reliable than any other comparable writings reliability is a question of truthfulness and accurate copying writings that are historically and factually correct and that have been faithfully preserved over time would. Is the bible reliable a video by matt slick of carmorg.
On the whole archaeological work has unquestionably strengthened confidence in the reliability of the scriptural record more than one archaeologist has found his respect for the bible increased by the experience of excavation in palestine archaeology has in many cases refuted the views of modern critics let me give.
Establishing the reliability of the old testament: a trustworthy process of transmission in cold case christianity, i attempted to demonstrate the reliable, unchanging nature of the new testament by examining the “new testament chain of custody” i think there are many good evidential reasons to trust the contents of the. Toward the bible in this article, we will consider a number of objec- tions to the accuracy and reliability of the bible to help you make a more informed decision as to whether or not it is authoritative “how can you be sure that the bible is the same now as when it was written the bible has been copied and translated so. The historical reliability of the gospels refers to the reliability and historic character of the four new testament gospels as historical documents some believe that all four canonical gospels meet the five criteria for historical reliability some say that little in the gospels is considered to be historically reliable almost all.