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How can anyone believe that the whole Bible is literally the “Word of God”?

The Bible contains some strange stories that make it difficult to believe. To tackle this difficult question, it might be best to start with what is clear and then work toward trying to understand what is not clear. As I have stated in previous posts, the four gospels gives us a reliable historical portrait of Jesus. With certainty, …

If God loves us, why is believing in Him so difficult?

We live in a world of conflicting viewpoints. There are people who look into the starry heavens and proclaim, “There is a God!’  Thousands of children die of starvation and we ask, “Where is God?” In a fallen world, the truth of the Gospel and the views of the world often collide. Usually, the erosion of a skeptic’s …

How can you believe that a man was God?

A remarkable factor in declaring Jesus as the Son of God were the first Jewish believers themselves. Unlike any other ancient pagan cultures, they worshiped only one God. What could have convinced the Jews that Jesus was in fact God made in the flesh?

What was the purpose of Jesus’ resurrection?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ goes against all human reason. When a person dies, they stay dead. Yet, the resurrection of Jesus is not only a historical fact, but remains the essence of the Christian faith. Alternative explanations to the resurrection of Jesus simply do not make sense. Roman guards were posted to protect the tomb from robbers. If …

How can you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead?

Faith plays a part in accepting the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet, faith can intersect with historical reasoning when it comes to the life and death of Jesus. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is probably the biggest obstacle for skeptics because it is the most critical issue of the Christian faith. Without the bodily resurrection of Jesus, there is no Christian faith.

Who really wrote the Gospels and when? How can we be sure that the Bible today has not been tampered?

The authorship of all four gospels was confirmed by the early Christian church at a time when they were being persecuted and martyred for its faith. Why would they lie? Tradition and the unique eyewitness perspectives further testify to their authorship. We are not absolutely 100% certain, but the burden of historical proof clearly lies on people who …

How can you proclaim the Bible as being inspired by God? Isn’t it full of contradictions?

There is a lot the Gospels don’t tell us which bothers our rational, historical mind. However, the Gospels tell us all that we need to know. Aside from accepting the Bible as a very reliable historical document there is another factor to consider and that is faith. The Gospels force us to look at Jesus Christ, the Savior, and ask, “Who is he? Was he a lunatic? Was he a liar? Was he just a legend? Or, was he the Lord his followers proclaimed him to be?”

How can I trust the Bible stories about Jesus to be true?

It is true that almost all of our knowledge about Jesus comes from the gospels. Yet, we don’t have to take the truth out of “God’s Word”. If we look at the gospels solely as a historical document to determine if Jesus really existed or if he did what the Bible claims he did, we discover some …