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Can Science Test for the Supernatural?

| June 24, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Christians believe that a supernatural being can be reasoned to by working backward from effect to cause.  We observe ourselves and we observe the world around us (those are the effects) and we reason that a supernatural cause is the best explanation for the things we observe.  This is how almost […]

Does Mankind Really Need God?

| April 14, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt In studying church history, I’ve  been looking at the period often called the Enlightenment.  During this time, a movement swept through Europe which attempted to throw off the authority of divine revelation and place man on his rightful throne as the center of all knowledge and wisdom. Historian Clyde Manschreck suggested […]

Did Jesus Fail to Address What’s Wrong with the World?

| March 31, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Recently I was conversing with a skeptic of Christianity who was explaining why he had become a skeptic.  One of the most significant reasons was that he was greatly disappointed that the New Testament, and Jesus in particular, did not address a particular social institution which he considers to be particularly […]

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 […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 5

| October 14, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 4 of this series, we now turn to more of the 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 #11: Presuming that the Bible Approves of All it Records. Not […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 4

| October 12, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 3 of this series, we now turn to more of the 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 #8: Assuming that a Partial Report is a False Report. Sometimes […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 3

| October 8, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 2 of this series, we now turn to more of the 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 #6: Basing a Teaching on an Obscure Passage. Some passages in […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 2

| October 4, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 1 of this series, we now turn to more of the 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 #3: Confusing Our Fallible Interpretations with God’s Infallible Revelation. The words […]

How Should We Not Read the Bible? Part 1

| September 30, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the most common accusations I hear from skeptics is that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions.  How do you and I, as Christians who believe the Bible is without error, deal with these claims? Several years ago, I purchased a book by Norman Geisler and Tom Howe […]

How Do We Interpret the Old Testament Narratives?

| September 15, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some Christians and many skeptics of Christianity take a simple approach to reading the Bible.  They treat the entire Bible and all of its contents as a moral command textbook.  In other words, every single sentence is to be read with an eye toward what moral behavior the author is sanctioning […]

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