Questions about the Bible : the 100 most frequently asked by S. Michael Houdmann

By S. Michael Houdmann

There hasn't ever been one other booklet just like the Bible. And there by no means might be. in basic terms the notice of God is “living and enduring” (1 Peter 1:23) and is extra valuable “than a lot 24-karat gold” (Psalm 19:10). simply the Bible is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Being divinely encouraged, the Holy Bible merits our complete recognition, reverent research, and diligent program. God has spoken, and His phrases were written down, preserved, and translated for our everlasting benefit.

The Bible solutions life's most vital questions, however it additionally increases questions from many quarters. From the skeptic: “Why may still I take tales of miracles literally?” From pastors: “What is the variation among exegesis and eisegesis?” From the neophyte: “Where is an efficient position to begin analyzing the Bible?” From the in simple terms curious: “What is a shekel?”

Got Questions Ministries has been answering questions on the Bible given that 2002. during this publication are 100 of these questions and their Bible-based solutions. may possibly you discover this quantity worthy in realizing the ebook, and will you “do your most sensible to offer your self to God as one authorized, a workman . . . who appropriately handles the notice of fact” (2 Timothy 2:15).

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The political and religious leaders of the Jewish community took offense to Jesus’ teaching that their rules and traditions were not the path to salvation. They confronted Jesus many times, and Jesus openly spoke of them as hypocrites. The Pharisees observed Jesus’ miracles but attributed them to the work of the devil rather than giving God the glory (Matthew 12:24; 15:3; Matthew 23). The crowds who followed Jesus grew sparser as it became apparent that Jesus had no intention of making Himself a king or of overthrowing the Roman oppressors.

For example, the prophet Isaiah spoke of the death of the Messiah (Isaiah 53) and the establishing of the Messiah’s kingdom (Isaiah 26), with no clues concerning the chronology of the two events—no hints that the suffering and the kingdom-building might be separated by millennia. In the New Testament, it becomes clear that the Messiah would have two advents: in the first He suffered and died (and rose again), and in the second He will establish His kingdom. Because God’s revelation in Scripture is progressive, the New Testament brings into sharper focus principles that were introduced in the Old Testament.

He wrote it, He preserved it through the centuries, He lives within its very pages, and through it His power is manifest in our lives. Question: What are the Dead Sea Scrolls, and why are they important? Answer: The first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries occurred in 1947 in Qumran, a village situated about 20 miles east of Jerusalem on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A young Bedouin shepherd, following a goat that had gone astray, tossed a rock into one of the caves along the sea cliffs and heard a cracking sound: the rock had hit a ceramic pot containing leather and papyrus scrolls that were later determined to be nearly 20 centuries old.

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