Perspectives Archive

The Perspicuity of Scripture

The PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE- Introduction Protestants assert that the Bible is the supreme authority in matters of faith and practice. But is the Bible a book which can be clearly understood? And if it is, why are there so many denominations? The PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE- What is perspicuity? When the Protestant Reformers spoke about the […]

Bible Authority: How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God?

THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE- Introduction If I’ve heard it once I’ve probably heard it a 1000 times!  Some Christian comes up to me and says, “The Bible says!!…. So what?!… Who says what the Bible says is true in the first place?” THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE- Because Jesus says so First, we know […]

The Torah: Did Moses Write the Torah?

DID MOSES WRITE THE TORAH—Introduction Authorship of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament) has traditionally been attributed to Moses. However for about the past century and a half, the Mosaic authorship has been seriously questioned. Is there good reason for this? DID MOSES WRITE THE TORAH—Reasons to Believe There are many […]

Biblical Archaeology

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY- Introduction Non-Christians sometimes claim that archaeology disproves the Bible. Christians on the contrary claim that archaeology has proven the bible to be the World of God.  Who’s right? BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY- Reliable The historical reliability of the bible has been dramatically confirmed particularly in this century through archaeological discoveries.  All sorts of details have […]

The Holy Spirit and Interpreting the Bible

The Holy Spirit inspired the Bible, and He also helps us understand it.  But how does He do that?  If the Spirit helps us understand the Bible, does that mean that we don’t need to study the Bible? The Holy Spirit plays an indispensable role in our reading and our interpretation of the bible.  As […]

Bible Translations: Which Bible Translation Is the Best?

ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS- Introduction Bible Translations!  It seems that there are hundreds around today!  So how do you choose the right one? ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS- Common Sense Well here’s some good news!  To discern which Bible translation is going to be most reliable, all you need is to use some common sense.  To begin with, […]

Bible Myth: Is the Bible a Myth?

IS THE BIBLE MYTH?- Introduction If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a million times, “You can’t take the Bible literally.”  You often hear people say that although it may be inspirational, it’s also full of myths and fables.  Well, is this really true? IS THE BIBLE MYTH?- Not a Fable! If the Bible is […]

Bible Interpretation: That’s Just Your Interpretation

INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE- IntroductionHow many times has this happened to you?  You quote the Bible in a conversation only to hear, “That’s just your interpretation?”  Is one interpretation of the Bible as good as any other? INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE- Not an Abstract ArtWhen someone says, “That’s just your interpretation,” usually what they are […]

Bible Contradictions: Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

Well, if you’re like most people, I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “The Bible is full of contradictions.”  Well, is this true?  Does the Bible contradict itself? Does the Bible Contradict Itself- A definition Speaking of contradictions, let me begin by saying that two statements are said to contradict if the truth of one of […]

Studying the Bible: Is the Bible Hard to Understand?

STUDYING THE BIBLE- Introduction Many people avoid reading or studying the Bible.  They say it’s just too hard to understand.  It may be comprehensible to ivory tower scholars but not me.  In fact, religion in general is just too difficult to sort out.  Well, is the bible too hard to understand or can God speak […]