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Attacking The Integrity Of The Bible: A Christmas Present From Newsweek

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Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.  - William Shakespeare
This last week, on Christmas Eve (2014), Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald decided to publish an article entitled "The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin" in which a very misguided and frontal attack was made on not only the reliability of the Bible as a historical document, but on Christians as a whole.

It is not unusual for this sort of attack to happen on the eve of Christian celebrations and holidays. In fact, as far as Newsweek and the Huffington Post are concerned this is common practice. December, March and April issues of such postings, casting doubt on the resurrection during Easter and the birth of Christ during the Christmas season, are common.

However, the article by Eichenwald encompasses so much egregious, fanciful, deceptive, and to be honest, false, information that it goes far beyond the basic polemics posted by the mainstream media. Of course, this is far …

The Books of the Bible and How they Got There

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The modern biblical New Testament canon (BNTC) as we possess it today did not come to us in the way that we know it; the original autographs of the BNTC were not leather-bound books with thumb indexing and gold edges on the pages. There was a very lengthy process in which these books were passed down to us. When this subject is being addressed, what is being discussed is the twenty-seven books we find in what is now called the BNTC. These twenty-seven books represent the message of Jesus of Nazareth recorded by his followers in the first few decades after his death. The issue of canon is the question of how these books were assembled and put together. More so, however, the issue encompasses the differentiation of these books from other contemporaneous stories of Jesus in the successive centuries after his death; therefore, in order to understand this issue in its entirety, it needs to be defined, outlined, and addressed under the setting of its theological significance and its first-c…

Prayer

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"If you're a praying Christian, your faith will carry you. If you are not a praying Christian you will have to carry your faith and you will get exhausted with carrying the infinite."  - Dr. Ravi Zacharias

I've been perusing C.S. Lewis' book Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer as of lately and I thought I'd share not only some of the things that Lewis talks about, but also some of the realizations the book itself has revealed to me as of late.

Lewis states at one point in the narrative that when he would talk about prayer he would often be mocked. This mocking would be something to the effect of "when you pray no one is listening, you're simply talking to yourself and it makes you feel better because you seem to believe that someone out there is listening. You're dreaming, this isn't real."

He states that, "They tell me Lord that when I pray only one voice is heard. That I am dreaming, that you are not there and this whole thing i…