Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book Review: Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions - Volume 1

Rating: Five out of five

Difficulty: Layman

Recommended Ages: Teens & adults

"The Bible is full of contradictions!" says the skeptic. You reply in protest, "Show me one!" To your shock, the skeptic flips to a series of passages in the Old and New Testaments, which, to your horror, appear to contradict one another! What do you do now? Do you give up, try to explain it away, or do you give an answer as we are commanded to do in 1 Peter 3:15?

General editor Ken Ham (president/CEO of Answers in Genesis and Creation Museum) leads a team of apologists (defenders of the faith) to refute 40 of the most common alleged contradictions in Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions - Volume 1. Each chapter covers a separate contradiction, from the two creation accounts in Genesis, to the slaughter of the Canaanites in Joshua, to Jesus' statement of the Father being greater in the Gospels, to the "firstborn Creator" in Colossians. Each of these chapters helps build confidence in the the truth and inspiration of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16), and shows that the Bible "is an anvil which has worn out many hammers." 

Some of the things I personally enjoyed about this book: 

- With each chapter being only a page to two pages long, it is an easy book to pick up and read on the go or when you are in a discussion or debate with someone on Bible contradictions. 
- Because the authors stand on the authority of Scripture, all of the research they do comes directly from the pages of Scripture, rather than dismissing each of these "contradictions" as errors.
- As stated throughout, this book helps Christians to better understand the issue at hand and how to refute Bible contradiction arguments from skeptics, by simply defining "contradiction" and reading the passage within context. 
- My faith in the Bible was strengthened, as passages which once bothered me due to their "contradictory nature" now fit into their place.

Would I recommend Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions - Volume 1? I wouldn't only recommend it, but I would say that it is a must have for any Christian's library. Now I have to get my hands on the sequel! 

Thank you New Leaf Publishing Group for sending me a review copy! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Caleb LePore's Eagle Scout Service Project

Hello friends!

You are invited to come and see the new movie "Evolution vs. God" by evangelist Ray Comfort, at this month's Foundations Creation Club meeting! Evolution vs. God exposes the blind faith the scientists place in the theory of evolution by interviewing them and "holding their feet to the fire"! This is a great faith-builder for believers and a great witness to non-believers, so be sure to invite friends! 

***Attendees will have the opportunity to sponsor creation resources (at 45-50% off!) for FCC leader Caleb LePore's Eagle Scout service project: a new creation section which will be installed in the Church of the Foothills Library!***

When: Friday, August 23rd from 6:45-8:30pm
Where: Church of the Foothills (2380 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park, CA), in the Worship Center.

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See you there!    

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Review: How Do We Know the Bible is True? - Volume 1

Rating: Five out of five 

Difficulty: Easy to read and understand, layman's terms

Age Recommendation: Teens and adults

Often times, when Christians are approached and asked for "a reason for the hope" that they have, they often appeal to an authority other than the Bible to make their apologetic case, whether it be their experiences, their opinions, or external evidence. In fact, most apologetics books on the market today and most apologetics teachers claim that the Bible must be left out of the discussion about the Bible's trustworthiness! 

However, as Hebrews 6:13 states, "For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself." Thus, we too should hold nothing as authority over God and His infallible Word. So how do we really know that the Bible true?

How Do We Know the Bible is True? - Volume 1 edited by apologetics authors Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis, seeks to answer this question in a way which honors God by uplifting His Word as authority. Unlike most apologetics resources, this book utilizes a Bible-upholding method known as "presuppositional apologetics" which shows that the issue isn't about facts vs. religion or evidence vs. evidence, but about worldview vs. worldview, presuppositions vs. presuppositions (things we assume to be true as a starting point). How Do We Know the Bible is True answers one question per chapter which helps readers to understand how to "rightly divide the word of truth" in a variety of different topics, including inerrancy, Genesis, the Old and New Testaments, the resurrection, the Trinity, and many others.

All in all, this book is a wonderful resource for all Christians, pastors, and anyone who has questions and doubts about the trustworthiness of the Bible. The brevity of the chapters makes for easy reading on the go, and for giving "an answer to anyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15) I would highly recommend this book to anyone, and am happy to have it in my library.