All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16
Great topic this week at Theology on Tap! The Bible is our authority and standard by which we are to live our lives; but is the Bible a reliable source of truth? Many modern skeptics say it cannot be trusted historically - it is full of myths and legends, scientifically - modern science does line up with such things as the creation account and miracles, and culturally - its morality and views of sexuality are culturally/socially regressive.
But the Bible and the Christian community think differently. How should we respond to such objections about the Bible?
Here’s our discussion question for tonight:
#1 Can the Bible be trusted historically? What are some answers/reasons people can believe the Bible historically?
#2 Why do some people disregard the Scriptures because of modern science? Does belief in God and science necessarily have to conflict?
#3 Some people discard the Bible as a source of truth because it offends them personally, culturally, and/or intellectually (e.g., homosexuality is wrong, the exclusivity of Jesus’s claims, etc…). How could we respond to such reasons?
Here’s a video resource on the subject:
In a recent Q-Talk, Brian McLaren, Alister McGrath, Tim Keller, and some other dudes discuss the authority and role of the Bible in our churches, culture, and lives - What Role Should the Bible Have in Society?
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