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Brian January 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

How would you answer the following questions, as I would have posed them to you in my younger days as an agnostic:

1. When Paul said scripture was “God-Breathed,” was he also speaking of the very letter he was writing at the time? Is it possible, or even probable, that Paul would have demurred out of humility, assuring us that his letters were not fit to be held alongside of the Torah?

2. Am I to trust the Bible’s authority based on its own passages? If so, what makes it more of an authority than any other writing that claims divine origin? How do you address the circular reasoning that states the Bible is the word of God, because it says so in the Bible? And how could the writer apply this to the New Testament, when the NT was still a few hundred years away from being compiled, by man?

3. Was hthe compilation of the Bible by Constantine and others also divinely ordained?

Jack Wellman January 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Paul didn’t need to assuage his own statement because “thus says the Lord” appears almost 600 times in the Old Testament and the New Testament is also God-breathed as well. YOu don’t think Paul’s letters (epistles) were inspired and fit to be placed in the Bible? Maybe I misunderstood you sir.

Christians trust the Scripture with their lives…their eternal destination is based upon whether they believe it or not (Rev 20:12-15). The Bible is not like other divinely claimed books because it has empirical evidence like over 5,000 manuscripts, archeological evidence, historical evidence, and prophetic-fulfillment proofs.

The Bible was already being circulated in the first century and beyond with the circulating of the gospel writer’s letters. I suggest you read this article sir that asks, “How Do We Know the Bible is Really the Word of God?” at; http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-do-we-know-the-bible-is-true-is-it-really-the-word-of-god/

Edwin Albarran January 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

So if all the prophets had books why didnt jesus have a book or letters i always wondered tht

Jack Wellman January 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Thank you Mr. Albarran. Jesus does have a book…in fact, four of them, and they are called the Gospels, and in fact, Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-14). Read Hebrews 1

Blake June 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Was Constantine and his non biblical implements along with the non biblical implements of the early Catholic Church divinely driven? If not how are we to trust that the compilation of books THEY have given us are the only books to be called the word of God espeacially when in the 1600s we had 14 books removed including a book called “the wisdom of Solomon” who is biblicly the wisest MAN who ever lived. Are we as believers in the word (bible) to discount these once acknowledged books? if a time ever came that the Roman Catholic Church decided against the authenticity of a current writing in the bible and decreed it void are we as believers in the word to discount it also? Is their a line between the word of Christ and the doctrine of the church and are those excluded books no longer the word of God? Was they ever the word of God?

Jack Wellman June 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Hello Blake. Jesus quoted out of the Old Testament, in fact several books, but never once did He quote out of the Apocrypha and besides, these books are not inspired as are the 66 books we have now. The Apocrypha has some historical accounts that are accurate, but when it’s about doctrine or beliefs, they have many, many doctrinal errors in them. WE know we have the Word of God today.

Jeremiah December 18, 2017 at 1:50 am

Who determined that to be considered as an “inspired book” a book should be quoted out by Jesus?

Jack Wellman December 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

I am not sure of your question sir. If Jesus quotes Genesis or Isaiah, then we know it is inspired and by the way, anything Jesus says is inspired as He is God.

Ashley February 8, 2018 at 11:25 pm

Basic instructions before leaving earth

LEO AGU Josuha March 31, 2020 at 6:04 am

I,m willing to know more about how the life affected from the garden of eden,,, for the Adam and eve.

Jack Wellman March 31, 2020 at 8:47 am

Hello LEO. Here is more on the Garden of Eden adn the fall: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-was-life-like-in-the-garden-of-eden-before-sin/

AJ March 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

You do such a great job at responding to these comments ! and everything else that you explained !

Jack Wellman March 4, 2021 at 11:42 am

You are so kind. Thank you for the encouragement.

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