Jesus replied to His critics by saying “You are in error because you don’t know the scriptures, (Matt.22:29).” And many Christians believe that His reply is a summary statement that reminds us that all we don’t know, how we ought to live today and forever, can be found when we get to know the Bible. Getting to know the Bible is a foundational task of a disciple of Jesus. [Read more…]
From the Old Testament to modern translations, a series of lessons and infographics on how we got it, why we have the books we do it, and why we can trust it.
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When we read through the Prophets in the Old Testament, particularly when we get to Ezekiel and Daniel we are introduced to fantastic images, whirling wheels, fantastic beasts, and world-shaking prophecies. This type of writing is what is known as “apocalyptic” and it’s useful to take some time to understand this type of writing, this genre in the Bible to understand the books that contain it. [Read more…]
Where do we go for truth today? For a connection with reality in living our day-to-day lives and for our eternal salvation?
We certainly won’t get it from the media or the news or from asking one of the new AI chatbots (artificial intelligence online sources that are upending content creation on the web and in business). The only trustworthy place to find the truth is in God’s Word. [Read more…]
After the decision was made as to which books would go into our Bibles, it was still a long, complex, and difficult time before most people had what we take for granted—our own Bibles in the language we speak. [Read more…]
Who decided what books are in the Bible?
Many have heard the term “Canonicity” used with this topic—what does it mean? [Read more…]
A primary criticism of the New Testament is that critics say that Christians intentionally left out and/or suppressed certain writings, primarily what we call the Gnostic Gospels and that they should be part of our New Testament and aren’t. [Read more…]
Many people assume the New Testament was written hundreds of years after the life of Christ. If that was true, how then do we know that what was talked about in the Bible, His miracles and especially His resurrection from the dead, how do we know those aren’t real, but myths and legends that developed many years after He lived? [Read more…]
Getting to know, trust, and apply the Bible is one of the most important things you need to do to grow as a follower of Jesus.
One of the most important things to help you know, trust, and apply the Bible is to read through the Bible in Chronological order, where you see God’s entire redemptive story of salvation from beginning to end. [Read more…]
Many people are familiar with the books that are placed in some Bibles between the Old Testament and the New Testament, also known as the Apocrypha, but what are they, and are they important for us to read to learn about God and to grow in our Christian lives are questions, not many take the time to answer. [Read more…]
The Old Testament makes up a large section of our Bibles, but though many people are familiar with the first part of it with the stories of Creation and the early characters in Biblical history, many people stop there.
Unfortunately also is the idea many people have of the Old Testament is that it is a collection of ancient stories and fables and not something based on true history that can be objectively verified. [Read more…]