The historical record reveals that the men, women, children, old and young of the Canaanite cities captured by the Israelites were to be reduced to complete destruction. (Num. 21:1-3, 34, 35; Josh 6:20-21; 8:21-27; 10:26-40; 11:10-14) This has rightly brought about concern from Christians that the Hebrew Old Testament seems to be inundated with a sense of cruelty and senseless slaughter. How would you answer?
The first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the book of Job explains why God has allowed bad things to happen when he has the power to stop them. William Lane Craig writes, “God has morally sufficient reasons for permitting the evil and suffering in the world.”
If there is no fear of Jehovah, there cannot be any knowledge, for the Father is the Creator of all things and the Author of the inspired, fully inerrant Scriptures. (Rom. 1:20; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Most Bible scholars follow the secular scholars in that they see very little literacy in ancient times. Is that really the case? What does the evidence really say?
"PROBLEM: Solomon began his reign as a man who loved the Lord (1 Kings 3:3). Later in his life he began to turn away from following the Lord and did that which was evil in God's sight. How can the writings of an evil man become Scripture?" - Thomas Howe; Norman L. Geisler.
Should Christians Own a Gun? The act of self defense in association with the use of a gun is a topic that remains highly controversial amongst society - especially Christians.
The higher critics argue that every Bible verse that contains the Hebrew word for God (Elohim), set off by itself has its own writer, designated by the capital “E” (“Elohist”). On the other hand, any verse that contains the Tetragrammaton (Jehovah, Yahweh), God’s personal name, is attributed to yet another writer, “J” (“Jawist”).
Critical Scholars either consider Adam and Eve as a myth or symbolic persons representing humankind.
Genesis 1:26-27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 And God went on to say, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
Genesis 1:1-2 inform the reader of the creation of the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:3-31 gives the reader an outline of the six creative days and the basic events and creative activities on those days. Genesis 2:1-3 is some basics on the seventh day, while Genesis 2:4 is a summary verse of the whole six creative days.