Why I Should Trust the Bible?

Why I Should Trust the Bible?

by A. Trevor Sutton


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Why I Should Trust the Bible? by A. Trevor Sutton

Claim: The Bible is merely a mythological story similar to Homer's Odyssey.

Claim: The Bible is clearly biased toward men. It was written by men and primarily for men.

Claim: The Gospels disagree on even the most basic events in the life of Jesus.

The Bible has a lot of competition when it comes to where people put their trust. The Gnostic Gospels, The Book of Mormon, even Shakespeare are often held up as being more trustworthy than the Holy Scriptures. But all these other texts come up lacking when compared to the Bible. By taking the extremely rigorous standards that have been used to evaluate the Bible and using them to evaluate other texts, Why Should I Trust the Bible? shows how Scripture commands an exceptional amount of trust that no other text in history can match.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758651846
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 A Body of Evidence 19

Chapter 2 Myths and Mixtures 29

Excursus: The Epic of Gilgamesh 45

Chapter 3 Errors and Edits 49

Excursus: The Gettysburg Address 66

Chapter 4 Disputes and Disagreements 71

Excursus: William Shakespeare 87

Chapter 5 Deceit and Deception 91

Excursus: Gnostic Gospels 108

Chapter 6 Old and Obsolete 113

Excursus: Cautionary Tales 130

Chapter 7 Translated and Tainted 135

Excursus: William Faulkner 152

Chapter 8 Bigoted and Biased 157

Excursus: Encyclopedias 175

Chapter 9 Outrageous and Outlandish 179

Excursus: The Book of Mormon 193

Conclusion 197

Leader Guide 199

Suggested Reading List 226

Glossary 228

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