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Over 40 powerful explanations proving the Bible is still accurate and without error! Can God Be Tempted? Why don't Christians follow all the Old Testament laws? Is marriage good or bad? All these and more are questions that appear to point out a problem in the biblical text. Too often people focus on what seems to be contradictions or errors in the Bible, using them to create doubt in the minds of believers or act as stumbling blocks in trying to present the Gospel. It is important to resolve these issues to ...
Over 40 powerful explanations proving the Bible is still accurate and without error! Can God Be Tempted? Why don't Christians follow all the Old Testament laws? Is marriage good or bad? All these and more are questions that appear to point out a problem in the biblical text. Too often people focus on what seems to be contradictions or errors in the Bible, using them to create doubt in the minds of believers or act as stumbling blocks in trying to present the Gospel. It is important to resolve these issues to reassure people that the Bible is inerrant.
Introduction - A Good Defense Is a Good Offense Bodie Hodge David Wright 9
Planting Confusion Tim Chaffey 19
Eve's Birth Certificate Mariah Smith 22
Not Enough Hours in the Day Tim Chaffey 24
Could Adam Eat from Any Tree? Bodie Hodge 29
Times of Recession Michael Belknap 31
Who Destroyed Sodom? Tommy Mitchell 33
A "Sonny" Day Bodie Hodge 35
What Is God's Name in the Old Testament? Bodie Hodge 41
Livestock or "Deadstock"? Troy Lacey 44
War and Peace Bodie Hodge 47
Did Animal Sacrifices Remove Sin? Ron Dudek 49
Do Rabbits Really "Chew the Cud"? Tommy Mitchell 51
Moses - Fit or Feeble? Kyle Runge 54
Unacceptable Offering? Tim Chaffey 56
Pillars or Nothing? Erik Lutz 63
Generational Gaffe? Tim Chaffey 66
A Famine of Three or Seven Years Michael Belknap 69
Balancing the Budget Kyle Runge 72
Longevity or Countdown? David Chakranarayan 76
When Were the Stars Created? David Wright 79
Did Jesus Go Up or Down the Mountain? Tim Chaffey 85
Did Jesus Contradict Himself by Calling People Fools? Jeremy Ham 88
Should Christians Pray in Public or Not? Jeremy Ham 90
A Case of Mistaken Identity John Bartlett Jr. 94
Act Like a Child Frost Smith 98
Mother Knows Best David Wright 101
Figuring out the Root of the Matter John Bartlett Jr. 104
Was Jesus Wrong about Zechariah's Father? Tim Chaffey 108
When Was the Temple Veil Torn in Two? Tim Chaffey 112
First Impressions Tommy Mitchell 116
Wilderness or Wedding? Ron Dudek 119
Cock-a-doodle, One or Two? Bodie Hodge 123
When Did Jesus Cleanse the Temple? Tim Chaffey 129
Can a Thief Go to Heaven? Dan Lietha 139
Marriage - Good or Bad? Frost Smith 141
Who Gets the Blame for Original Sin - Adam or Eve? Georgia Purdom 144
Root of All Evil? Erik Lutz 147
The Bible Tells Me So David Chakranarayan 150
A Lot of Righteousness Troy Lacey 153
To Die or Not to Die David Wright 156
Can God Be Tempted? Chris Russell 158
Why Don't Christians Follow all the Old Testament Laws? Bodie Hodge 161
Conclusion Tim Chaffey Bodie Hodge 166
Posted June 20, 2012
Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Volume 2 teaches that we, as Christians, need to be able to stop being on the defensive and start being on the defensive when it comes to Biblical truths. It also reminds us that we need to make sure that all we say and do needs to be done in a manner which will be pleasing to the Lord. It gives us tools to help us dig deeper and start to answer some of the questions that are routinely thrown out at Christians.
The book is broken down into 5 main sections:
Exodus - Deuteronomy
Joshua - Malachi
Matthew - John
Acts - Revelation
Within these sections, several different questions about supposed scriptural contradictions are answered by different authors. I like that they brought in different authors to help answer the questions as the different styles of writing and answering is a nice change of pace. The conversational style of the book makes it less intimidating and easy to read and comprehend.
The book can be read straight through as a way to prepare for questions that we receive, or it can be used as a resource for when we're hit with some of the seemingly tough questions. As always, we are strongly encouraged to really get into the Word of God for the answers. The book is only a resource as the truth is found in His Word.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own.
Posted May 21, 2012
Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions, Volume 2 by Tim Chaffey, Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge is the second installment from the Answers in Genesis team dealing with supposed contradictions in the Bible. Forty supposed biblical contradictions are dealt with in this volume.
Many times, Christians are stopped cold in their attempts to share the biblical message when someone accuses the Bible of containing contradictions. The Christian must be prepared to defend the Word of God against such attacks. This book is a helpful addition in this regard.
Being able to confront these so-called contradictions is a necessary preparation for the believer for two important reasons:
First, the believer who is prepared to give good answers to supposed Bible contradictions will be much more successful in breaking down the barriers that inhibit unbelievers coming to saving faith. We know that it is the Holy Spirit who convicts the heart, but it is our duty to be prepared to be used by God to aid in that conviction. We are to be ready with a defense for why we believe what we believe (I Peter 3:15).
Second, knowing that good answers exist for any question a skeptic might bring up gives the Christian more confidence in his faith and in his God. The Bible is the Word of God and it is Truth. There are no mistakes in truth. If there appears to be a contradiction in the Bible, it is due to our not fully understanding all the issues involved. Through prayer, Bible study, and helpful resources such as this book, seeming contradictions will disappear.
This volume, and its companion Volume 1, helps to prepare the believer to face the skeptic’s questions. It helps acquaint the Christian with some issues that might come up in witnessing situations. Many skeptics cling to their autonomy voraciously. Many will attack the Bible, and the Christian’s faith, violently. The believer must be ready for that attack.
This book helps the believer prepare a defense for some of the arguments that skeptics are liable to sling his or her way. This builds the believer’s faith and stops the skeptic’s argument at the same time. It makes the Christian a better prepared representative of Jesus Christ.
Christians will not be able to convince everyone we speak to of the veracity of the Word of God. However, with books like these to help us prepare our arguments, and the Holy Spirit’s power working in our hearts and the skeptic’s heart, we will be much more effective for the Kingdom of God.
Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions, Volume 2, and all of the books from Master Book publishers, is a helpful addition to any Christian’s library.
[I received a copy of this book to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.]
Posted May 1, 2012
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