Is Textual Criticism of the Bible Okay?The Bible

Is Textual Criticism of the Bible Okay?

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8) We hear the word criticism and instantly, we get nervous. Criticism carries a large cloud of negative feelings with it. We have all been criticized. Whether constructive or unfair, criticism hurts. It reveals a failing on our part or it points out something that …

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The Bible: General vs Special RevelationThe Bible

The Bible: General vs. Special Revelation

The word revelation means to reveal or to uncover. In Christian theology, revelation is the act of God communicating to man. There is no way that we can know any truth without God actively revealing it to us. “Because God is infinite, He cannot be fully comprehended by finite creatures. We are blinded to God’s truth by our sin. But …

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The Bible: Organizational StructureThe Bible

The Bible: Organizational Structure

The Bible is made up of sixty-six books divided into two Testaments and organized by genre rather than chronologically. It is further divided into chapters and verses. It is not a book you can just let flop open, read a couple of sentences, and then claim to understand what God is saying. We must approach God’s word with respect and …

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The Bible: The Canon of ScriptureThe Bible

The Bible: The Canon of Scripture

The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. (Psalm 119:160) The Bible is the authoritative word in the Christian’s life. We base our lives and eternity upon the doctrine and theology revealed in the pages of the Scripture. It is the rule by which we obtain all our theology and doctrine. It …

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