The Bible Is The Infallibly Inspired Word Of God

by Gus Nichols The Bible claims to be given by inspiration of God. God would not give us a book containing error and falsehood. A great and good God would not give us a book for our guide throughout all our earthly lives which would deceive, mislead and ruin us in this world and damn our souls eternally in the next world. The Book of Nature In the book of nature we see God's goodness evidenced in a thousand ways every day. He adapted the fishes' fins to the water in which they are to be used in…

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The Bible And The Mind Of Man

by Dr. James D. Bales Because Christianity speaks of faith, there are those who assume that it is contrary to reason. They divide the world into those who walk by faith and those who walk by reason. Those who walk by faith belong to the "age of faith" which has been discredited and replaced by the "age of reason." The freedom of the mind is all important; therefore, they discredit Christianity because they think that it fetters thought. As a matter of fact, the world is not divided into those who walk by sight and those who walk…

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Back To The Bible For Authority

by James Meadows Introduction: 1. "Most Americans say they want guidance from God or the Bible, but few believe in moral absolutes, according to a new survey by the Gallup Organization" (Religious News Services). a. 70 percent agreed with this statement: "There are few moral absolutes; what is right or wrong usually varies from situation to situation." b. 70 percent said they believe it is important to "do what God or Scripture says when choosing between right and wrong, but 63 percent of the group reject the concept of moral absolutes." 2. One of the most tragic episodes…

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Our Biblical Heritage

by A. Lowell Altizer When we see the word "Heritage" and its relatives, "Inheritance" or "Legacy," we reflect upon the accomplishments of our progenitors and the fruitage of their labors coming our way. As we anticipate blessings coming therefrom, we view with great interest all that is involved. Where humanity is involved, such can be a blessing or a curse according to the path our benefactors have traveled. If their path has been that of righteousness, good comes therefrom. If it be that of unrighteousness, we might be influenced to be accordingly. In our consideration of "Biblical Heritage,"…

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A Good Translation Must Be Understandable

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris When God revealed Himself to mankind, He expected to be understood. He inspired the writers of the biblical books to communicate exactly what He said. The various authors of the sacred writings also expected to be understood by their audiences. Therefore, it is not unreasonable that we should demand that a translation of God’s Word be understandable. When God spoke a truth, He meant one thing by what He said. It was clear-cut. The prophets preceded the words with: “Thus saith the Lord.” God’s revelations were unambiguous (unlike the Delphic oracles). We consider…

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Source Texts For The International English™ Bible

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris We determined that an English Bible translation should not come from another English Bible. It should be translated directly from the original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek). We are only as accurate as our source texts. Therefore, Bible translators must follow the most reliable, ancient Biblical texts. The New Testament was originally written in a special type of Greek—Koiné Greek. It was not the Classical Greek of Homer or Plato or Socrates or Aristotle. No, it was in an everyday conversational language used by almost everyone in daily life and commerce throughout the…

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