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
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
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”
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
IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE THE ONLY BIBLE THAT PRESENTS GOD’S WORD?
For some, the mandatory usage of The King James Bible is a hedge against secularism and apostasy. In our world today, many conservative churches continue to argue vehemently that the KJV is the only trustworthy source, for it is the only Bible deemed to have the “imprimatur” of the Lord. 
They feel God not only supernaturally inspired the original autographs of the biblical writers, but they also believe He supernaturally inspired its preservation by keeping all errors out of the King James Bible. As one advocate told … Read More
WHAT IF THE WORLD WERE 7,500 YEARS OLD INSTEAD OF 6,000 YEARS OLD?
Is a Young Earth view dependent upon the Bible Chronology of Bishop Ussher and the King James Bible? Could it be based, instead, on the Septuagint’s Chronology which says Genesis 1 took place 7,500 years ago? What difference would it make?
One of the intriguing linkages between Bible Chronology and our worldview is that the age of the earth is typically tied to the date when Adam and Eve were created. If we are committed to a biblical worldview, we often assume that the Bible Chronology of … Read More