12 results for tag: Bible

From the Letter of the Law to the Spirit of the Word – Brad Jersak

" Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are qualified of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our qualification is from God, who has made us qualified to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." —2 Corinthians 3:5-6 I recently enjoyed a weekend with my teacher and friend, John Behr, a leading expert in how the first Christians wrote and read Scripture. Readers of A More Christlike Word: Reading Scripture the Emmaus Way might remember that I dedicated that book to him. Over my next few posts, I will share some simple analogies that ...

Q & R: Greg Albrecht – The Bible and the Gospel

Question Some people tell me they don't believe the Bible because some old books were left out. I believe the Bible and tell them they have to listen to God's still small voice. What else can I tell them? Response My sense of this discussion is that it is focused on a topic upon which we may differ as Christians and still be brothers and sisters.  Of course there are those who might deny any of the Bible to be true and edifying, but then there are folks who deny the existence of God as well. The Bible and its original documents, transmission, preservation and translation is a huge conversation and a massive study and there are a variety of ...

Battle About the Bible – by Greg Albrecht

... we do not worship the Bible. We do not believe it to be infallible. We believe that God alone is infallible. No human or human product is infallible. The Bible helps us to know God as God reveals himself to us through its pages.

“All Scripture is God-breathed…so that…” Brad Jersak

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17 Perhaps the question we should be asking isn't, "Am I getting the Bible right?" but "What kind of life is our reading of the Bible producing." —Jared Byas, Love Matters More The first phrase of 2 Timothy 3:16, "All Scripture is God-breathed" or "inspired" is a wonderful truth. Unfortunately, Paul's assertion has primarily been used as a "gotcha verse" in debates about the nature of Scripture. But the question is NOT ...

CWR Video – What is the Bible? – by Peter Enns

Peter Enns: What is the Bible? from Plain Truth Ministries on Vimeo.

The Battle About the Bible

For centuries just what exactly the Bible is and what it isn’t has caused splits and divisions within Christianity. Join Greg as he weighs in, based on Jesus’ teaching in John 5:39-40, on the significance of the Bible in your life.

CWR Video – The Bible In A Christ-Centered Perspective – by Greg Albrecht

CWR Video – Reading the Bible Right – by Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd - Reading the Bible Right

18 Prominent Biblical Passages – and Why by Greg Albrecht

Greg Albrecht Recently I was asked to provide a list of my top ten verses in the Bible. The request specified that each of the ten selections be restricted to just one, or at most, several verses and no more. I tried, but I could never boil my list down to just ten brief passages, so I decided to respond by expanding on the original request. I set out to make a list of top ten passages. At first I thought that I could come up with my top ten passages in the Bible if I allowed for "passages" to be more than simply a verse or two but a chapter or even an entire book of the Bible. But then, after working on that plan, I was still stymied. I ...

The ‘WORD’ of God and the word of God

Many Christians speak of the Bible as the word of God.  Some even capitalize word (Word) as a term that is synonymous with the Scripture – the Bible.  In this context Bible students are motivated by pastors and teachers to “be in the Word.” I believe the Bible is inspired by God.  However, I also believe there is, by design, a substantial human component it the writing, editing, translating, preservation and publishing of the Bible.  You have heard the boast made by processed food manufacturers – “untouched by human hands.”  The Bible has been touched by many human hands and is therefore fallible and less ...

January 2019

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Breakfast with Brad: “Moving On” pt 1/12 – Inerrancy

"The Word of God is inerrant, infallible and inspired ... and when he was 18, he grew a beard." That's right: Jesus is the Word of God, and the Bible is the inspired record of the drama of redemption by which the Word became flesh to reveal who God is.