Wondering What to Believe?
Does Nature Give Proof of God?8 Digging Deeper
Can I Hear God's Voice?8 Digging Deeper
- Does God Care About My Concerns?
- Best practices for a thriving relationship.
- God wants us to know Him
- Ways that God communicates to us today.
- God gives us scriptures through men.
- Life changing love letter from God.
- God provides us a way for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
- Are you too busy for God?
Can I Trust the Bible?7 Digging Deeper
- Is it possible for us to know if the Bible is true?
- The differences and similarities between faith and trust.
- The significance in the magnitude of New Testament manuscripts compared to other ancient manuscripts.
- How large numbers of discovered manuscripts support the authenticity of the Bible.
- Why do you think about the very small (.001) part of critical textual variations found in the New Testament?
- How has the Bible impacted your life?
- Do you trust the Bible?
Who is God?8 Digging Deeper
- God reveals himself throughout time so that people can worship the one true God.
- Evidences of the Existence of God.
- A God that always keeps his word.
- God’s ways above our ways.
- The Truth of God’s Nature.
- God is a loving, caring, beneficent God.
- A God that is God is long-suffering and forgiving.
- Striving to become more like God.
Who Am I?7 Digging Deeper
What is the Meaning of Life?7 Digging Deeper
- What is the meaning of your life? What is your purpose?
- How Jesus brings meaning to our lives.
- How does knowing Jesus will judge both the good and the bad in our lives impact the way we live?
- What do you make of the reading from Ecclesiastes 5:15?
- What do you want to be said about your life when you’re gone?
- How our understanding of the meaning of our life impact the way we live.
- What would you say was the meaning of the life you’ve lived so far?
Is there a Right and Wrong?7 Digging Deeper
- The different standards for determining what is right and what is wrong.
- Is it in our nature to know what is right and wrong?
- Is right and wrong discerned by each person for themselves or is it ultimately determined by a higher authority?
- What to do in a situation where two people have different beliefs on what is right and wrong?
- Is there a standard when determining what is right and wrong?
- Is the Bible is our absolute moral standard for topics such as honesty, sexuality, the value of human life?
- Do you believe you can determine with absolute certainly what is right and wrong?
Who Wrote the Bible?8 Digging Deeper
- The Truth in the Bible.
- The Origin of the Bible
- The single author behind the many writers in the Bible.
- God foreshadowing discoveries made in today’s world.
- Why people downplay the evidences in the Bible.
- Foreshadowing of Jesus in the Old Testament
- Using doubt as an excuse to not change.
- What it means to have faith in the Bible.
Why Does God Allow Evil?9 Digging Deeper
Does God Love Me?5 Digging Deeper
This minute, one thousandth part of variations should strengthen our trust in the accuracy and dependability of the remaining 99.9 per cent of the New Testament. No Christian doctrine is affected or in question by any textual variation. The variations are mostly found in the spelling of names or other words, or the omission or addition of a few words here and there that have nothing to do with the meaning of the message.
The Christian faith hinges on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. If Jesus rose from the dead, then he is Lord and Savior, his claims are true and we are accountable to obey him. If he did not rise from the dead, then the Christian faith is false and unreliable. Christianity is true because an event happened: the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection produced the New Testament documents, not the other way around. The good news of salvation through Jesus was preached and thousands were saved for at least two decades before any portion of the New Testament was written. Many Christians in the first century never saw any written portion of the documents that came to comprise the New Testament. There is a difference between the fact of the event and the report of the event. The documents are important because (1) they tell us that the event occurred, and (2) they deliver accurate information about the event.
The minute number of slight variations in the manuscripts of the New Testament that were transmitted by non-inspired scribes do not in any way change the message of the New Testament: Jesus is alive and Lord and savior of all those who believe in him. A slight variation in the manuscripts does not mean that the event did not occur.
Some are concerned because certain events in the gospels are recorded by the two, three or four writers with varying details in the event. However, this is no problem. It’s a fact that journalists who are actual eyewitness of the same historical event never describe the event in exactly the same way with exactly the same details. If they did, we would immediately think that they colluded. Varying details in the recoding of an event are actually evidence that the event occurred. The varying details in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John can be shown to be supplementary and complementary, not contradictory, of one another.