Download e-book for iPad: A Doubter's Guide to the Bible: Inside History's Bestseller by John Dickson

By John Dickson

A Doubter’s consultant to the Bible is a concise account of the entire biblical narrative and the life-style it conjures up, representing a distinct and fascinating framework for these gazing Christianity from the surface, in particular those that imagine there are solid purposes to not believe.

In this booklet, Dickson offers a readable and winsome Bible primer summarizing the most issues in scripture, and addresses tricky questions akin to “How do we learn the construction account in Genesis in mild of recent technological know-how? “ and, “how can we procedure outdated testomony legislation whilst it sounds as if inconsistent and irrelevant?”

By providing the full of the Bible as an account of God’s promise to revive humanity to Himself, and humanity to each other and to production, Dickson permits believers and skeptics alike to achieve perception into why the Bible has been a compelling, life-changing, and magnetic strength through the a long time.

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3:9: "those m e n " are Jannes and Jambres. 92 Cf. N u m . 21:5. " 93 What does he mean by, "If we"? Why not rather, "If I"? " A tremendous severity, on account of his steadfast adherence to the faith that was first delivered,95 he has spared neither himself nor his fellow apostles! And this is a small part of it. " It was not enough, for the preservation of the faith once delivered, to have mentioned the nature of man's condition, unless he also included the superior state of the angels also. " Not that the holy angels in heaven can now sin, but what he says is this: If, he says, what cannot happen comes to happen, whoever tries to alter the faith once delivered, let him be accursed.

22 And so he maintains that the holy Mary ought to be called not the Theotokos23 but Christotokos,24 because, of course, she gave birth, not to that Christ who is God but to that one who was man. But if any man thinks that in his writings25 he says there is one Christ and preaches that there is one person of Christ, let him not believe it hastily. For either he 21 This is not w h a t Apollinaris taught b u t w h a t Vincent derived from his teaching, probably through Augustine a n d Epiphanius.

42 Novatian43 expounds it in one way, Sabellius in another, Donatus in another; Arius, Eunomius, Macedonius, in another; Photinus, Apollinaris, Priscillian, in another; Jovinian, Pelagius, Caelestius, in another; finally, Nestorius, in still another. For this reason it is very necessary that, on account of so great intricacies of such varied error, the line used in the exposition of the prophets and apostles be made straight in accordance with the standard of ecclesiastical and catholic interpretation.

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