Is the Bible an ancient document that has been tampered with? Has it been edited many times over the centuries and now is filled with errors? Some critics say that no one knows what the Bible really said because the originals no longer exist. Some people say that the stories in the Bible sound a lot like the myths found in other counties, therefore Christianity has "borrowed" from other religions. The Bible can be trusted, says Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. Dr. Jones' interest in this topic began many years ago when he came across arguments against the Bible. At first his faith was badly shaken and he wondered if he still believed in the Bible. But as he researched more he found answers. (See the Reviews below for his story.) In just fourteen concise pages, Dr. Jones shows the errors in critics' logic and facts -and does it in an easy-to-understand style.
Throughout history people have wondered, What if the Bible was tampered with? The bestselling Why Trust the Bible? pamphlet offers compelling and reassuring answers to these important questions: Can the Bible be trusted? How were the stories passed down? How can we know that the Bible was copied accurately? Who chose the books in my Bible? and How reliable is the Bible? Full color and glossy, this 12-panel pamphlet is an excellent teaching tool for new believers and for those who have questions about Bible origins. Size: 8.5x 5.5 unfolds to 33 long. Fits inside most Bible covers. Popular books promote doubts about the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible. Some suggest that the Bible is an ancient document that has been edited so many times that it is now filled with errors. Why Trust the Bible? equips believers to defend assaults against the Bible and to defend the faith. In five important questions, the author addresses what the skeptics claim and what history actually tells us. A time line reveals the development of key writings, the emergence of the biblical canon, and more. This great reference tool proves that the Bible can be trusted
Author Timothy Paul Jones, Ed.D., states without a doubt, The Bible can be trusted. In clear, concise language, Dr. Jones reveals the errors in the critics' logic and facts --and does it in an easy-to-understand style using helpful charts, time lines, and explanations. This pamphlet refutes the following claims: The Gospels were written long after Jesus lived and were written by people who weren't eyewitnesses. The stories about Jesus' life and death were not handed down reliably and not recorded accurately. The Bible isfull of textual errors, as proven by the Dead Sea Scrolls. The New Testament wasn't finalized until hundreds of years after Jesus and his disciples, so there could have been many other gospels accepted and later rejected, in addition to the four Gospels found in the Bible today. The originals of the Bible are lost; therefore, we have no way of knowing what it actually said. The Bible was edited by people who had an agenda and changed many teachings. Among the many sound reasons why we can trust the Bible are exciting facts such as: Each of the four Gospels represents eyewitness testimony about Jesus Christ. For example, Mark's Gospel is Peter's testimony and Luke's Gospel is Paul's eyewitness accounts recorded by his physician, Luke. Documents such as the Dead Seas Scrolls and Masoretic texts reveal that biblical texts agree nearly 99 percent of the time. The 27 books of the New Testament that we have today were mentioned in a pastor's letter in AD 367, and were recognized before that date. A timeline shows the years of Jesus' ministry shown side-by-side with key writings reflecting witness testimonies.
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