Presentation on theme: "IS SCRIPTURE RELIABLE TRUTH? JUNE 30 TH, 2013. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE 1)Is the Bible really the Word of God? 2)Is the Bible without."— Presentation transcript:
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE 1)Is the Bible really the Word of God? 2)Is the Bible without Error? The NT alone has more than 24,000 manuscripts. 3)Does the Bible contain all that it should?
THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE Canon – The books that were recognized as Scripture (Our Bible) The Wrong ViewThe Correct View The church determined the CanonThe church discovered the Canon The church is mother of CanonThe church is child of Canon The church is magistrate of CanonThe church is minister of Canon The church is regulator of CanonThe church is recognizer of Canon The church is judge of CanonThe church is witness of Canon The church is master of CanonThe church is servant of Canon (Geisler, GIB, 221)
EVIDENCES OF SCRIPTURAL RELIABILITY 1)The Scriptures are not made up myths or man-made interpretations.
EVIDENCES OF SCRIPTURAL RELIABILITY 2) The Scriptures are the culmination of eyewitness accounts.
EVIDENCES OF SCRIPTURAL RELIABILITY 3) The Scriptures are not the result of man’s will but God’s will.
EVIDENCES OF SCRIPTURAL RELIABILITY 4)The Scriptures were written by writers who were divinely carried by the Holy Spirit.
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith Edited By: Ravi Zacharias, Norman L. Geisler By: Edited by Ravi Zacharias & Norman Geisler Zondervan / 2003 / Paperback Available in the Resource Center next Sunday ($10)