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Why Trust the Bible for Moral Guidance and Wisdom?

| April 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Turn on the TV nowadays, and for the most part we hear that the Bible is outdated and full of culturally irrelevant foolishness from the ancient near east. Nothing to be learned from it. No reason to study it. Every reason to ignore it. Commentator Dennis Prager, though, recently wrote a […]

Are There Things that Really Bother You about Christianity? – #1 Post of 2010

| December 31, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Does it bother you that the Bible is composed of 66 different books instead of one single tome? What about the fact that there were errors made in copying some of the Bible manuscripts over the last few thousand years? Does it cause you to doubt Christianity because there are some […]

Why Don’t We See Miracles Today? – #5 Post of 2009

| December 24, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Many people wonder why we don’t see miracles such as the parting of the sea, the raising of the dead, and people walking on water.  It seems like miracles were pretty common in the Old and New Testaments, but today nothing like that seems to happen.  Why? First of all, I […]

Nehemiah’s Wall: Found – #6 Post of 2009

| December 22, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Eilat Mazar reports that she has discovered a portion of Nehemiah’s Wall.  These are the walls that were described in the book of Nehemiah in chapters 3 and 4. The wall was discovered as Mazar continued excavations of King David’s Palace. If this […]

Does God Take People’s Lives? – #9 Post of 2009

| December 16, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Clearly, yes He does.  Many people express shock over the fact that God took human life in the great flood or that He commanded Israel to kill Canaanites.  There are many other instances in the Bible where God either directly or indirectly takes lives.  There is no getting around this fact.  It makes us […]

What Do God and Science Have to Do with Each Other?

| November 30, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Ever since I became an evangelical believer in Christ, about 12 years ago, I have noticed that there is uneasiness among my evangelical brothers and sisters with certain fields of science.  This uneasiness, I quickly learned, has much to do with the age of the universe and the origins of mankind.  […]

Should You Only Read a Bible Verse?

| November 16, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt If you do, don’t stop!  Read the rest of the chapter and even the book you found the verse in. One of the biggest mistakes Christians make when reading the Bible is opening it up to a book and only reading one verse.  We all have favorite verses that we like […]

Are Religious People Unable to Get History Right?

| November 11, 2009

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Post Author: Bill Pratt In my frequent conversations with non-Christians, I hear the following kinds of statements: “I can’t believe what the Bible authors wrote because they were religiously motivated.” The idea seems to be that if you are religious, you will not be able to tell the truth about historical events.  You will twist […]

Is Mark 16:9-20 the Original Ending to the Gospel of Mark?

| October 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt We don’t know.  Scholars divide sharply on this issue, although it seems that the majority of New Testament scholars believe that verses 9-20 were not part of the original Gospel written by Mark. Why?  Because the two oldest manuscripts containing Mark’s Gospel (Sinaiticus and Vaticanus) do not contain these verses, church […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 6

| October 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 5 of this series, we now turn to the final three mistakes critics make when alleging errors in the Bible.  These mistakes are taken from Norman Geisler and Tom Howe’s The Big Book of Bible Difficulties. Mistake #15: Forgetting that Only the Original Text, Not Every Copy of […]

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