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The only Man to die, go into the grave, walk back out, and stay that way is the same Man who had the higest possible opinion a person could have of the Bible - God's Word. He - Jesus - called it "truth". In a world that considers truth a relative concept, that's a pretty radical claim. But Jesus didn't stop there. He also claimed that the Bible is divinely authoritative, is unbreakable, has ultimate supremacy in life, is without error, is supernatural, and is historically accurate. Was He right?
This series examines the Word of God and explores Jesus' claims, addresses criticisms of the Bible, and offers insight into the science of Biblical interpretation.
Three key questions in life that must be addressed by everyone, everywhere are:
1. The question of authority - says who?
This presentation examines where the world turns for answers to the three questions above and how - ultimately - they can only be answered definitively by a God who has revealed Himself and His truth in His Word.
The issue of the authority and authenticity of the Bible comes down to one crucial thing: Christology. If Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus taught the Bible is true, then the Bible is true. But wait - isn't this just circular reasoning since the only documentation we have of what Christ said are in the Bible? This presentation examines this issue along with what Christ taught about the sufficiency and truthfulness of Scripture.
How did we get the Bible? How was both the Old and New Testaments compiled and what criteria was used to determine their inclusion? Why aren't certain books (e.g. the gnostic gospels) included? And why do we have so many Bible translations and what is the difference between the different translations? This presentation provides information that addresses all these questions and more about the compilation of the Scriptures.
Inerrant, infallible, complete, sufficient, authoritative... If you try and communicate to non-Christians that the Bible is these things and more, you'll likely be in for a fight. And yet, this is exactly what the Bible claims to be - these things and much more. This presentation explores the character of the Bible, gives reasons for each characteristic, and exposes popular myths and confusion about Biblical inerrancy.
When approaching the Bible, there are certain pre-conditions that must be met to effectively gain all that the Scriptures have to offer. Not surprisingly, many, if not all, of these pre-conditions have been attacked by enemies of Christianity or just liberal philosophy in general. This presentation discusses the pre-conditions necessary for solid Biblical study and refutes the arguments of those who oppose them.
There are a number of passing, 'on-the-surface' reasons given by secular society as to why it rejects the Bible, but there are four underlying motifs that are the real driving factors. This presentation examines those in light of Psalm 19, which supplies the reasons why the Bible needs to be studied and obeyed.
Some say that interpreting the Bible is part art and part science, when in reality there definitely is a systematic methodlogy for ensuring a proper interpretation of the Scriptures can be achieved. This presentation provides an overview of what is called hermeneutics, and discusses in detail the first step, which is 'observation'.
Some say that interpreting the Bible is part art and part science, when in reality there definitely is a systematic methodlogy for ensuring a proper interpretation of the Scriptures can be achieved. This presentation is the second part in the study of hermeneutics, and discusses in detail the second step, which is 'interpretation'.
Some say that interpreting the Bible is part art and part science, when in reality there definitely is a systematic methodlogy for ensuring a proper interpretation of the Scriptures can be achieved. This presentation is the third part in the study of hermeneutics, and discusses in detail the third step, which is 'application'.