What does the Bible say about itself?
Circular Argument? - American Constitution
What other evidence?
- unity and consistency of the Bible
- historical and archaeological evidence
Jesus Godís Word!
John 1:1 Ė ď..the Word was with God and the Word was GodĒ
Hebrews 1 - God Speaks! Prophets, Jesus
Luke 24:44 - Who is the Bible about?
The god of the OT is angry, I prefer the God of love and mercy in the NTÖ
The Gospel in the OT - Exodus 6:7, 34:6
What did Jesus read? (Lk 24:44 again)
The Cross: Godís Love and Wrath
Isaiah 53:4 - Godís anger against Sin is poured out on Jesus
Romans 5:8 - God gives himself for his enemies
Islam: The Bible has been corrupted by the churchÖ
- NT written AD 40-100 Plato 400 BC
- Earliest copy AD 125 Earliest copy 900 AD
- 24,000 copies 7 copies
Was the Bible corrupted before or after Muhammed?
Before? - Muslims are called to believe the Bible (Sura 4:136)
After? - What about the 24,000 copies? No evidence of corruption
Sexist? Homophobic? Outdated?
Paulís writings arenít inspired! Itís all down to interpretation!