BIBLE

Learn how the Bible stands tall in the field of “historic” literature, how it continues to be relevant in an ever-changing world, and why it can be trusted.

Why We Can Still Say “The Bible Says”

By JA Show Staff | July 6, 2018

A popular pastor has made national headlines for his comment that he no longer says, “The Bible says…” when preaching. While the pastor argues he still believes the Bible is…

What Does it Mean to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

By Rev. Sam Harris | June 6, 2018

First of all, the word “blasphemy” comes from the Greek word “blasphemia” which means speaking evil against God. According to Acts 5:3-4, Peter tells Ananias that he has “lied to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied to men, but to God.” The Holy Spirit is one of the Persons of the Trinity along with the Father and the Son…

What’s the Difference Between a Disciple and Apostle?

By Rev. Sam Harris | June 6, 2018

In general terms, a disciple is a follower of a teacher. Most of us can look back over our school years and point to one or two teachers who had an impact on our lives and educa­tion. We attempted to absorb all that they had to teach us…

Where Did Evil Come From?

By John Ankerberg Show Staff | June 6, 2018

According to the Bible, an angel created by God (Satan or Lucifer) was the first creature to bring evil into the universe. But the question arises how this good creature, created by a good God, living in a good universe, could choose evil. God did not cause Satan to sin, so who caused Satan to sin?…

How Reliable is the Modern Bible?

By Dr. Norman Geisler | June 5, 2018

Nowhere in the Bible is there a promise of purity of the text of Scripture throughout history, but there is a great deal of evidence that suggests that the Bibles we read are extremely close to the original, inspired manuscripts that the prophets and apostles wrote.

What Are the Apocrypha and the Gnostic Gospels?

By Dr. Norman Geisler | June 5, 2018

The Apocrypha is a set of books written between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D. It consists of fourteen books (fifteen if you divide the books differently) which are found in the several ancient copies of important Greek translations of the Old Testa­ment and reflect some of the Jewish tradition and history that came after the time of Malachi (the last Old Testament prophet)…

Why Would God Say: “I Have Hated Esau…”?

By Rev. Sam Harris | June 5, 2018

Several months ago, you answered a question on things that God “hates” based on Proverbs 6:16. That was most enlightening to me and helped me understand this passage more fully. Recently, I was reading in Malachi 1:2-3, and it has, in part, these words of God: “I have loved Jacob; but I have hated Esau….”

What Makes the Bible Unique?

By Dr. John Ankerberg | June 5, 2018

The Bible is clearly the most influential book the world has ever known. Abraham Lincoln called it “the best gift God has given to man.” Patrick Henry said, “It is worth all other books which were ever printed.”…

How was the Bible Put Together?

By Dr. Norman Geisler | June 4, 2018

How do we know that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the only writings that should be included in Scripture? What about the Apocrypha, or the Gnostic gospels? Why shouldn’t they be included? The answer lies in the idea of canonicity…

Was The Garden of Eden a Real Place?

By Dr. Norman Geisler | May 15, 2018

Indeed, the Bible speaks of it as an actual place on earth that abounded with trees, plants, and animals. It had rivers and a gate (Genesis 2-3). However, critics point out that there is no archaeological evidence that such a place existed. They conclude that the story of Eden is just a myth…