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By S. Michael Houdmann

There hasn't ever been one other booklet just like the Bible. And there by no means might be. basically the note of God is “living and enduring” (1 Peter 1:23) and is extra beneficial “than a lot 24-karat gold” (Psalm 19:10). simply the Bible is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Being divinely encouraged, the Holy Bible merits our complete awareness, reverent research, and diligent program. God has spoken, and His phrases were written down, preserved, and translated for our everlasting benefit.

The Bible solutions life's most vital questions, however it additionally increases questions from many quarters. From the skeptic: “Why may still I take tales of miracles literally?” From pastors: “What is the variation among exegesis and eisegesis?” From the neophyte: “Where is an efficient position to begin studying the Bible?” From the basically curious: “What is a shekel?”

Got Questions Ministries has been answering questions about the Bible considering that 2002. during this e-book are 100 of these questions and their Bible-based solutions. may possibly you discover this quantity necessary in figuring out the e-book, and will you “do your top to offer your self to God as one authorized, a workman . . . who safely handles the notice of fact” (2 Timothy 2:15).

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Still, how did the disciples know what transpired when they were away from Jesus? One possible explanation is that the Holy Spirit told them what happened as they were writing their histories. Believing the Gospels to be inspired, we can easily accept that explanation. Another explanation is simply that Jesus later told His disciples what they had missed. No disciple was present with Jesus during the wilderness temptation in Matthew 4, but after that Jesus spent over three years with the disciples.

A man named Marcion proposed the first collection of New Testament books in AD 140. Marcion was a docetist (docetism is a system of belief that says all spirit is good and all material matter is bad), and so Marcion excluded any book that spoke of Jesus being both divine and human, and he also edited Paul’s letters to match his own philosophy. The next proposed collection of New Testament books on record was the Muratorian Canon, dated AD 170. It included all four gospels; Acts; 13 of Paul’s letters; 1, 2, 3 John; Jude; and Revelation.

The nation would lapse into idolatry, and God would bring judgment in the form of enslavement to an enemy. The people of God would repent and call on the Lord for help. God would then raise up a judge to destroy the idols, rally the people, and defeat the enemy. Peace would last for a while, but, after the death of the judge, the people invariably fell back into idolatry, and the cycle would repeat (Judges 17:6). The final judge was Samuel, who was also a prophet. During his time, Israel demanded a king to rule over them, in order to be like the other nations.

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