Posts Categorized: Talk for Today

Our culture is changing. “Tolerance” and “truth” are two words that—to most people—no longer mean what they used to, or what we may think they do. Here you’ll find advice and encouragement to face the pressures and confusions of today’s post-Christian society.

Do the Gospels Reliably Portray Jesus?

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Can We Trust These Ancient Storytellers? Christians view the Bible as the true and inspired word of God, which it is. In the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—we learn details of the incredible ministry of Jesus. Not intended to be strict biographies, these detail-rich texts are interpretations by four individual authors, which they penned for specific audiences,… Read more »

Was Jesus Really Without Sin?

Jesus Without Sin

It’s a critically important question. If the holy, morally perfect God were to become incarnate as a human being, one would reasonably expect that He would live a good and righteous life. We have solid reasons to think that Jesus Christ did fit this description. Let’s look at biblical references, both by Jesus and about… Read more »

Why the Lost Gospels Don’t Belong in the Bible

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Scripture must meet exacting criteria to be included in the Bible. The “lost gospels” don’t make the cut. One argument used by critics to try to discredit God’s Word is by asserting that the Bible was developed via a power struggle. Namely, that what’s included in the Bible — and conversely what was excluded —… Read more »

The Bible: How Big a Deal is Human Error?

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Scribes are human; humans make mistakes. Does that mean the Bible’s accuracy is in question? The answer, in a word: No. It can’t be denied that both unintended error and intentional modification have occurred in biblical texts over time. But most of these can be identified, categorized, and properly understood in their relation to the overall reliability… Read more »

Ancient Manuscripts That Validate the Bible’s Old Testament

Modern Christians don’t have to defend the validity of the Bible! Historical manuscripts have already done so! In last week’s blog post we answered the question, “Did ancient scribes faithfully transcribe biblical texts?” Resoundingly, research shouts, “YES!” I hope one truth you’re learning, as we travel this series together, is that the Bible is THE… Read more »

Did Scribes Faithfully Transmit Old Testament Manuscripts?

The New Testament has proven to be more reliable than any other historical document in history -- even secular Classics. Can the Old Testament also make the claim for being accurate? Thanks to meticulously document history recorded by Jewish scribes, we can say, 'Yes!"

Historical Documentation Resoundingly Says, “Yes!” In a previous blog post in this series, we saw that the New Testament can rightly claim to be more reliable and accurate than another other ancient document in history. Can we also trust the authenticity of the Old Testament? Fortunately, we have really old biblical manuscripts to help us… Read more »