Recap of Session Three. Question : Is the Bible authentic? Why? Answers : Fulfilled Prophecy Historical Accuracy Scientific Accuracy Indestructibility Unique Structure Universal Influence Life –Changing Effect. SESSION FOUR. Is the Bible Accurate? Why?. Psalm 119:160 (NIV).
Is the Bible authentic? Why?
160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
1 Peter 1:25 (NIV)
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
16Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλ' ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον.
16Thus for he loved the God the world that the son the only/unique he gave so that every the one believing in him not may perish but have life eternal.
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Since the Bible is an ancient document we should not try to transplant every word of it into today’s contexts.
When you are reading the scriptures you should ask yourself:
When someone reads the Bible without looking at the context of the situation and seeking to understand the author’s original intent, the danger is that the Bible will seem to err.
This is why many people say that Paul and James contradict each other or that the Gospel accounts are four different stories.
When read properly, the Bible can be clearly seen as the divinely inspired, inerrant, infallible, Word of the Living God!
Next Week! of the situation and seeking to understand the author’s original intent, the danger is that the Bible will seem to err.
Where did we come from?
Creation or Evolution?
Thousands or Millions of Years?