Category Archives: A Case for the Bible

Case-Making 101: How does the Bible compare to other ancient documents?

Textual Criticism: Last week we looked at the evidence for the reliability of the Bible with the early Church’s canonization process that demonstrates we can be certain that we have the right books, contrary to cultural spin. We also looked at many reasons Christians reject the Apocrypha and Gnostic books with an emphasis on the… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: How were the books of the Bible decided?

CANONIZATION: Last week we looked at evidence for transmission of ancient documents and historical information, in particular the transmission of the Bible as the Word of God. Coming at this investigation as a skeptic I found that there is enough evidence to believe that transmission of God’s Word from ancient times is reasonably possible. The… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: How do we know the Bible is the Word of God?

  How confident are you that the Bible is the Word of God? Most people, even Christians, do not give God, or the Bible, much time or thought as long as things are moving along great. But, when life changing events cause us to reevaluate our purpose and destiny we can be catapulted into a… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids and Adults!

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, Investigate Jesus With A Real Detective “Here’s a creative, clear, and compelling primer that will sharpen the reasoning skills of kids. They’ll love the detective approach to the evidence for faith!”  Lee Strobel, bestselling author of “The Case for Christ.” Watch this brief introduction by J. Warner Wallace: It is important to have… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: What are those other “gospels” and why aren’t they in the Bible?

Have you ever heard someone talk about the missing books of the Bible? There have been numerous documentaries and some movies based on these “missing” books, but do they have any credibility? Let’s take a look at the reasons for rejecting them as part of the Christian Bible: There are two basic categories: The Apocrypha… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: How does finding truth relate to Bible study?

How do we distinguish truth from hearsay or opinion? You know, “THEY SAY…” is how most people preference hearsay and this usually means they don’t have any evidence for the claim they are making. How many of us defer to “THEY” when we don’t want to take time to fact check for ourselves? In today’s… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: Does the Old Testament Law Apply To Us Today?

Last post we looked at the importance of the connection between the Old and New Testaments, especially with God’s Covenant Promise that unfolds from Genesis throughout the Old Testament and culminates in the person and ministry of Jesus. Part of the unfolding of the Covenant comes specifically in the detailed Law given to Moses found… Continue Reading

Case-Making 101: Does the Old Testament really connect to the New Testament?

I have often heard skeptics of the Christian Bible say that the Old and New Testaments have no connection and that the God of the Old Testament is not the same as the God of the New Testament. Most skeptics have never really studied the Bible – I know cause I was one of them.… Continue Reading