Questioning The Bible

Autor: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802490697
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The Bible is the most influential book in human history. But what are we supposed to do with it in the 21st century? And even more importantly, can it still be trusted as the Word of God? Confusion and doubt about the Bible are becoming as common inside the church as they are outside. Questions come from all sides: Is the Bible anti-intellectual? Has the biblical text been corrupted over the centuries? Who really chose the books of the Bible and why? Which interpretation of the Bible is correct? Are the gospels full of contradictions? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible today. Secularism has tried to undercut even the possibility of spiritual or moral knowledge. Skepticism toward institutional religion is at an all-time high. Yet, the Bible claims that truth is knowable and God is actively involved in our world. What are we to do? Pray for wisdom. Think clearly. Pick up your Bible. Read through the 11 major challenges presented in these pages. And be ready.

Questioning The Bible

Autor: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411785
File Size: 74,24 MB
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Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.

Questioning The Bible

Autor: Morry Sofer
Publisher: Schreiber Pub
ISBN: 9781887563642
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This book provides short answers to frequently-asked-questions about the Hebrew Bible.

Genesis Reloaded

Autor: Professor Fred Galves
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457513640
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Why does the Bible contain stories implying that the world is flat if God really knows that it is round? How could millions of creatures fit onto an ark that was only half as big as a modern-day cruise ship? And who created evil as an option, if not God Himself? Those are among the many questions explored in Genesis Reloaded: Questioning a Literal Interpretation of the Bible. In the book, acclaimed law professor Fred Galves leads readers on a provocative journey to reconcile literal interpretations of the Bible with provable fact and spiritual conjecture. Because people sometimes have difficulty believing in a literal interpretation of the Bible, they often wonder whether the Bible as written is true. Going beyond the classic debate between atheistic critics and evangelical literalists, Genesis Reloaded blends rational thought, spiritual beliefs, and personal anecdotes to investigate the fascinating paradox between religious faith and scientific rationality. Fred Galves is a 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School and has been a law professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law since 1993. He currently teaches: Evidence, Civil Procedure, Computer-Assisted Litigation, and Street Law. He also writes and lectures on the use of technology in the practice of law. Galves is an Evidence casebook coauthor and has written several law review articles. Galves has done human rights work in Chile with the Catholic Church and was a teaching fellow in Principles of Economics at Harvard College. Galves was a judicial clerk for Judge John L. Kane Jr. and later practiced law with the Denver firm of Holland & Hart. He was a visiting political science professor at Colorado College and has been a visiting law professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law, Fordham Law School, the University of Denver Law School, and Southwestern University Law School.

The Physics Of Christianity

Autor: Frank J. Tipler
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385521847
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A highly respected physicist demonstrates that the essential beliefs of Christianity are wholly consistent with the laws of physics. Frank Tipler takes an exciting new approach to the age-old dispute about the relationship between science and religion in The Physics of Christianity. In reviewing centuries of writings and discussions, Tipler realized that in all the debate about science versus religion, there was no serious scientific research into central Christian claims and beliefs. So Tipler embarked on just such a scientific inquiry. The Physics of Christianity presents the fascinating results of his pioneering study. Tipler begins by outlining the basic concepts of physics for the lay reader and brings to light the underlying connections between physics and theology. In a compelling example, he illustrates how the God depicted by Jews and Christians, the Uncaused First Cause, is completely consistent with the Cosmological Singularity, an entity whose existence is required by physical law. His discussion of the scientific possibility of miracles provides an impressive, credible scientific foundation for many of Christianity’s most astonishing claims, including the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and the Incarnation. He even includes specific outlines for practical experiments that can help prove the validity of the “miracles” at the heart of Christianity. Tipler’s thoroughly rational approach and fully accessible style sets The Physics of Christianity apart from other books dealing with conflicts between science and religion. It will appeal not only to Christian readers, but also to anyone interested in an issue that triggers heated and divisive intellectual and cultural debates.

The Sacredness Of Questioning Everything

Autor: David Dark
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310563909
File Size: 67,16 MB
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The freedom to question—asking and being asked—is an indispensable and sacred practice that is absolutely vital to the health of our communities.According to author David Dark, when religion won’t tolerate questions, objections, or differences of opinion, and when it only brings to the table threats of excommunication, violence, and hellfire, it does not allow people to discover for themselves what they truly believe.The God of the Bible not only encourages questions; the God of the Bible demands them. If that were not so, we wouldn’t live in a world of such rich, God-given complexity in which wide-eyed wonder is part and parcel of the human condition. Dark contends that it’s OK to question life, the Bible, faith, the media, emotions, language, government—everything. God has nothing to hide. And neither should people of faith.The Sacredness of Questioning offers a wide-ranging, insightful, and often entertaining discussion that draws on a variety of sources, including religious texts and popular culture. It is a book that readers will likely cherish—and recommend—for years to come.

The Awesome Book Of Bible Answers For Kids

Autor: Josh McDowell
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736940286
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Kids are curious about Jesus and God and yet, by the time they are teens, the majority stop asking questions about faith and starting questioning faith altogether. Respected Christian apologist Josh McDowell encourages children to stand on the foundation of truth with this contemporary gathering of concise, welcoming answers for kids ages 8 to 12. A fun format includes key Bible verses and pre-teen friendly explorations of topics that matter most to kids: God’s love and forgiveness Right and wrong and making choices Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God’s Word Different beliefs and religions Church, prayer, and sharing faith The next time a child asks “Who is God?” parents, grandparents, and church leaders will want this practical and engaging volume handy. Helpful tips and conversation ideas for adults will help them connect with kids hungering for straight talk about faith in Jesus.

The Bible Unearthed

Autor: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743223381
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In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts. Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.

Answering The Toughest Questions About God And The Bible

Autor: Bruce Bickel
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1441230653
File Size: 66,18 MB
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Bestselling Authors Tackle Difficult Issues for Believers and Doubters When it comes to the big questions about God--Is he real? Why are Christians so unlike Jesus? Does he really care about me?--Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don't pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some of the most important ones you have about God and the Bible. With candor, insight, and a disarming touch of humor, they provide some answers to these critical questions, yet they leave enough space--and grace--for you to keep wrestling, asking, and seeking Truth. There is no shame in asking--after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible had doubts. Don't let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life.

Questioning Evangelism Second Edition

Autor: Randy Newman
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825444284
File Size: 61,32 MB
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You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. You just have to be willing to ask. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we? Following Christ's lead, Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message. This second edition includes a new preface reflecting on the popularity of this perennial best seller and what its success has taught Newman about the effectiveness of this extraordinary method. "Distilled out of over twenty years of personal evangelism, this book reflects both a deep grasp of biblical theology and a penetrating compassion for people--and finds a way forward in wise, probing questions. How very much like the Master Himself!" --D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day." --Mitch Glaser, Chosen People Ministries