'Faith' is not believing something despite the facts - on the contrary - Biblical faith is a matter of believing the facts.
"It's not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it's that it's been tried and found difficult!" - G.K. Chesterton
27th February 2019
WHEN IT COMES TO THE BIBLE, IT SEEMS EVERYONE’S AN EXPERT!
It amazes me how many Bible experts there are who have little idea about what the Bible is actually about! I often see this from people trying to discredit the Bible. For example, a few years ago a NSW senator railed against the Bible in the Australian Parliament claiming that its Old Testament commanded God’s people to go war against infidels and “rip open their pregnant women”. I heard her cite a supporting verse which I’d never seen in the Bible. She used this verse to support her claim that the Bible was as equally guilty of promoting violence as other holy books. The problem for this senator was, though, that she was not citing the Bible! A friend of mine was recently involved with a public debate with an Islamic scholar. My friend has spent years studying Biblical Theology and the Qur’an (including learning Arabic). His debater claimed that the Bible had been corrupted and was full of errors. He also claimed that the Bible revealed that Jesus was not divine, since, this Islamic scholar claimed, He often claimed to be ‘ignorant’ – something not possible if He was, as Christians claimed Him to be, God in the flesh. His proof-text was Matthew 24:36. Rather than being drawn away from their debate topic, my friend refused to respond this spurious claim. If he had though, he could have referred to this article I wrote…[READ]
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