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.
What was the purpose of the miracles that Jesus performed? Why, then, are all those today not cured? Does God work miracles through multitudes of often conflicting channels and frauds?
Jesus performed healing miracles. Faith healers today claim to imitate him. Interest in faith healing is at an all-time high. Does the Bible support the claims of faith healers? Are actual cures performed, and if so how can they be explained? A study of the Bible reveals several crucial differences between the cures reported in the Bible and those reported by faith healers today.
Some Christians say that we do not need Bible scholars. We only need the Holy Spirit. Some Christians feel that Bible scholars are the Devil's spawn. One Christian says the Bible scholars "are our present-day Pharisees." Yes, some Bible scholars can be a little snooty. But what would it be like if there was absolutely not one Bible scholar ever?
Some skeptics try to argue that the disciples had stolen Jesus' body, who then ran around claiming that Jesus had been resurrected. Others claim that the resurrection and appearing before others were nothing more than an illusion. Other skeptics make the claim that the resurrection was a hoax invented by Jesus' apostles. How can Christians respond?
“THIS is big. A lot of people are going to be upset.” “This changes the history of early Christianity.” (Andrew Cockburn, “The Judas Gospel,” National Geographic, May 2006, p. 91) These overly dramatic in the extreme statements came from scholars who, with open arms, welcomed, the publication of the “Gospel of Judas.” Did these predictions come true?