What is philosophy? Philosophy is the critical examination (clarification [What does this mean?], justification [Is it true?], and evaluation [What is its significance and value?]) of our basic beliefs (Fundamental beliefs that underlie our thinking [Presuppositions]) concerning reality, knowledge and truth, and our personal and social values. Socrates said that philosophy is simply “examining life.” The Greek word philosophia means, literally, “love of wisdom.”
The first formulations of the doctrine of inerrancy had not been established according to the authority of a council, creed, or church, until the post-Reformation period. The critic would argue how could Jesus have believed in a view that was not in existence until 1,500 years after his life. How would you respond?
The doctrine of [absolute] Inerrancy of Scripture is the foundational doctrine of the true Christian and the true Christian faith. This article will be a wake-up call for most readers and a shock for others when they learn that some of their favorite Christian authors and apologists do not believe in absolute inerrancy of Scripture.
Fourteen-year-old distraught Joseph Smith was down on his knees in fervent pray one morning, as the sun came down on him though filtered by the trees. He was suffering from inner turmoil over the religious divisiveness of his day. The church had become so divided, a different denomination on every corner it seemed!
The Search for the Best Translation. It is a daunting task for the new Bible student to walk into a store for the purpose of purchasing a Bible. Immediately, he is met with shelves upon shelves of more than 150+ different English translation choices: NIV, TNIV, ESV, NASB, NRSV, CEV, CSB, NLT, and on and on.
Whose fault is it that the churchgoer for decades has been less informed about the Bible that they carry than the atheists, Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Skeptics?
All who know anything about Jesus, know that he lived almost his entire life in Nazareth, and was known as the Nazarene. Yet, he was born some 90 miles [150 km] away in Bethlehem? Why, late in her pregnancy would Joseph and Mary make such an arduous journey?
On occasion, some critics raise the question: "How do you know that certain documents known as the 'New Testament Apocrypha' are not divinely inspired, and therefore do not deserve a place side-by-side with the widely-accepted New Testament documents?"
Virtually all reputable scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed. Reconstructions of the historical Jesus are based on the Pauline epistles and the Gospels, while several non-Biblical sources also bear witness to the historical existence of Jesus.