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!
Who is at fault for this? It is more than the individual accountability of the person. What is expected out of Christians, they will do. If the pastor and the church have low expectations, well you will get law results.
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?
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?"
Individuals have constantly arisen so filled with the sense of God in their own souls, and so overwhelmed by the wonders of grace which they have witnessed, that they see the immediate hand of God in every occurrence which strikes them as remarkable.
"Because Christ is all in all, and all revelation and redemption alike are summed up in Him, it would be inconceivable that either revelation or its accompanying signs should continue after the completion of that great revelation with its accrediting works." Counterfeit Miracles is a vigorous argument against the existence of the supernatural spiritual gifts.