Is The Bible God's Word?
Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:29 AM
How do you know that?
If god wrote/dictate the bible, how do you know the text we have know is still unchanged?
Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:21 PM
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:40 AM
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a good case. The Old Testament used today is based on the Masoretic Text. The Dead Sea Scrolls give us Old Testament writings dating 1'000 years before the Masoretic Text. After translating the scrolls we find a solid similarity to the Masoretic Text. The Old Testament did what no other historical book ever could (survived the human translation process).
1) Other texts survived human translation process too. Homer's Illyad is just the first example that comes to mind. Is the Illyad god's word too?
2) What about the NT. If you use the Dead Sea scrolls as evidence that the OT is god's word, that leave the NT out of the equation.
3)Did the bible survive the human translation process? Why then are some books not in the bible used by Catholics (Deuteronomy), why are there such a disputes about which bible translation is the right one (KJV onlyism)?
Really "surviving the human translation process!
Posted 25 February 2016 - 06:06 PM
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 07:51 PM
Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:26 AM
I'm sorry for the jumbled response. I don't know how to quote and I use a tablet. Anyway, is there no response to my argument? Nothing?
Hello Magnanimae, welcome to the forum.
You're absolutely right about the extant historicity of the Bible. There is much more that can be added to expand one's knowledge in this regard. One of my favorite Bible teachers, Chuck Missler, has a fascinating video on just this subject that would remove all doubt that the Bible is indeed God's word in anyone whose mind is capable of objective thinking.
You can view this video at:
Unfortunately, the information in this video is completely useless to people who are proudly and willingly hard-hearted, ignorant and closed minded (avowed atheists). These people will ask questions like, "Is the Bible really God's word?" not to learn, but to rebut with classic cut-and-paste anti-Bible rhetoric.
I offer this video, however, in the hopes that it might arm Christians who have a heart for apologetics with the information that they need to defend their faith.
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