#1 Christian Bible History

#1 Christian Bible History

by Dr. Ralph Koehler

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ISBN-13: 9781420812435
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

The foregoing chapters present an evangelistic review of the Divine inspiration, faithful preservation, and competent translation of the Christian Bible, along with related apologetics. Through systematic analysis of this study, it is concluded that the Bible faithfully presents the Divinely inspired word of God. The evidence examined clearly shows that there are objective and compelling reasons to recognize the Godly authority of the Bible. Key abstractions from this work may be summarized as follows.

a. The Lord God Almighty directly communicated and breathed into the spirit and thoughts of anointed and appointed oracles the words that compose the Bible.

b. The fulfillment of numerous biblical prophecies provides objective and unequivocal evidence for the supernatural origination of the Bible.

c. The authors of the Bible were direct eyewitnesses of God�s ministry, which strongly validates the credibility of their written biblical accounts.

d. The authors of the Bible were persecuted, tortured, and martyred for their ardent and earnest faithfulness, which presents serious confirmation of the facticity and determination of their witness.

e. Although the original autographs of the biblical manuscripts are presumed lost, there exists an enormous number of biblical manuscript copies that have been preserved from ancient times, and comparisons among the manuscripts show practical correlation.

f. Multiple ancient biblical manuscript copies have formed the basis for editing and generating resultant Hebrew and Greek texts, which have been used as the basis for translation into multiple languages including English.

g. The early Christians frequently quoted from the biblical manuscripts, and their writings provide an independent confirmation of the accuracy of manuscript preservation.

h. The Christian Canon includes manuscripts carefully recognized as being inspired by God, and deliberately excludes manuscripts officiated and recognized as not being inspired.

i. The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha include useful writings, but they are not inspired, and definitely should be separated from the canonical Scriptures.

j. The Lord Jesus Christ was a historical personage, as evidenced through various and relatively impartial ancient non-Christian writings.

k. Archaeological findings consistently validate the historical accuracy of biblical events and descriptions.
This study provides a firm foundation for recognizing the Divine inspiration of the Christian Bible and should promote an increase in assurance and confidence concerning the faithful preservation and competent translation of the word. In an objective sense, the Bible stands as an affirmation of the incontrovertible truth of God�s persistent outreach toward man. Through the words of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ desires to inform and instruct mankind, and ultimately, to achieve reconciliation and a blessed relationship with His spiritual children.

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