The Bible and Interpretation Rethinking Satan as Absolute Evil If Satan has no power except that given by God, we are left wondering whether evil can come from God, a proposition which the early biblical writers and ancient Church Fathers like Augustine raised. Not only is this theology challenged by the Bible, it is also challenged by existentially and morally comparing such a theology of absolute Good versus absolute Evil with the realities of life. All have faced, or will face, tragedy, misery, illness, and death.
What the Bible Means to Me Author: Stedman Read the Scripture: That place is the book of God, the Bible. God is a Realist.
He deals with everything and everyone exactly the way they are, and he knows what that is because he made everything and everyone. It is impossible for him to tell a lie, because he himself is Truth!
He deceives no one and no one deceives him, for apart from him there is no reality. It is only to be expected, therefore, that the Book that comes from him, though it comes through many different humans writing and speaking over many centuries, should nevertheless be characterized by truth.
Jesus affirmed it as such. He prayed for his disciples, saying to the Father, "Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. The truth is not always easy for us to hear. Sometimes it pierces me and convicts me. Sometimes I wish I could evade it, and then I am reminded that it was sent to heal me. Often it encourages me and enheartens me.
Sometimes it restores me when nothing else can do so. It confronts me with paradoxes of revelation which intrigue me and challenge me.
It exposes the secular illusions of the day and reveals the destructive ends to which they lead. It deals honestly with uncomfortable concepts and opposes the strangleholds of tradition, correcting them with the authority of God. I have learned to appreciate the Bible most because it brings me face-to-face with my God!
Or at least the relationship is so real and personal that it seems to be a face-to-face encounter. My heavenly Father becomes more real and close than any earthly father. I can all but see my Lord and Savior standing beside me and talking to me as I read his words in the gospels.The Bible is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to Christians, especially, it is a source of inspiration and a guide to daily living..
To others, the Bible is a historical document and a source of controversy. To others still, the Bible is a self-contradictory mish-mash of arcane rules and proscriptions, mostly relevant to long-dead cultures in far away places.
Mar 20, · What does the Bible mean to you? Is it your Life? Is it your Priority? Do you honer it with your life? Is Gods word important to you? Would you Die For God? There is little doubt that the inerrancy of the Bible is a current and often contentious topic among evangelicals.
Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge..
Each essay in Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy considers. The Holy Bible: King James Version. Genesis 6. The Wickedness of Mankind: 1: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.
Jan 22, · Q2: The Bible draws me closer to Him as it reveals Him to me coupled with the work of the Holy Spirit. Q3: This depends on what I am reading.
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