Category Archives: Inspiration of the Bible

IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE AN INSPIRED TRANSLATION, MORE ACCURATE THAN THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS IN HEBREW AND GREEK?

Within evangelicalism is a sizeable group of believers who assert that the King James Version (KJV) is the only version of the Bible that should be used by Bible-believing Christians.  They argue this point for a number of reasons which we will explore in a series of posts over the next week or two.  The first topic we will consider here is why KJV-ONLY advocates so ardently contend for one and only one Bible, the 1611 Authorized Version (KJV).


In essence, the issue is that this collection of believers affirm the KJV is an inspired translation, and not only that, … Read More

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY AND THE ORIGIN OF HOMO SAPIENS

Depending upon what we believe about the possibility we aren’t the first highly advanced civilization on this blue globe – the third rock from the sun – we need to consider artifacts from pre-history with more than a little respect.


(This article is drawn from the INTRODUCTION to Rebooting the Bible, Part 1)

Admittedly, pop-archeology is trumped up and commercially exploited to ridiculous lengths. Furthermore, and unfortunately, it is wedded to extensive speculation about extraterrestrials. Additionally, it’s important to acknowledge that the marriage of aliens and the myths of antiquity offer a dangerous and deceptive alternative to conventional Theism. … Read More

COMMENDATION FROM DR. WILLIAM DOUBEK, THEOLOGIAN, FOR MY NEWEST BOOK, REBOOTING THE BIBLE

 


            I believe the Bible to be the inspired, inherent Word of God. Since my earliest days at the Seminary, I was taught to believe this. What a lot of laity do not truly understand is that that is true for the original autographs.


Current translations often contain errors due to the biases of their translators. Plus, a contemporary misunderstanding of the ancient Hebrew language. That is why we were required to learn and use the Hebrew language of the Old Testament and koine Greek of the New Testament before we could attend Concordia Seminary (LCMS), St. Louis.

I am … Read More

WHEN DID THE BIBLE’S MOST ANCIENT STORIES TAKE PLACE?

The Chronology of Genesis Is Important to Its Truthfulness of the Bible


It’s a question most of us who study the Bible want to know. “When did the stories of Genesis take place?” Specifically, we want to ask many questions related to the events of Genesis. And this topic is important. The “historicity” of these great stories isn’t incidental to the veracity and the message of the Bible.


When God breathed life into Adam, how long was it before the Flood of Noah happened? Then, how many years elapsed after the Flood before

the Tower of Babel was built on … Read More

DO WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE TEACHES TRUE HISTORY, ALL THE WAY BACK TO GENESIS 1?

THE TOPIC IS THE BIBLE’S HISTORICAL ACCURACY: WHETHER ITS OLDEST STORIES ARE TRUE HISTORY.

 

“History would be a wonderful thing, if only it were true”
(Leo Tolstoy).

Why We Need to Reboot the Bible

When it comes to the question of origins, Christians believe that we have the inside track in this quest. And we do. We know a great deal about the past. The Christian faith is drawn from the renowned actions of the Bible’s heroes and saints, our Lord Jesus chief among them. Unfortunately, we have been fooled into believing a great deal of hogwash about earlier Read More