The Bible is the most important book every published in the history of mankind. In the pages of the Bible, God has chosen to reveal what He is like to the people He created in His image and likeness. Given this fact it’s not surprising then that humanity attacks God’s Word either implicitly or explicitly by what they think or teach about the Bible. Into this culture general editors Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge of How Do We Know the Bible Is True? Volume 2 a continuation of Vol. 1 with the same title have written this book to address common questions and objections to the authority of the Bible from popular culture. Some of the issues this book addresses are who made God; where did God come from?, hasn’t the biblical text been changed over the years?, How do I use the reality of hell in evangelism, and has Noah’s ark been found? Contributors to this book include a stellar group of biblical scholars, seminary professors and Apologetics ministry leaders such as Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, Bodie Hodge, Tim Caffey, Dr. Greg Hall, Dr. Andrew Snelling, Steve Ham, Roger Patterson, Dr. Georgia Purdom, Larry Pierce, David Wright, Brian H. Edwards, Dr. Ron Rhodes, and Dr. Carl J. Broggi.
Knowing how to answer common questions and objections to the Bible is vital to health and growth of biblical Christianity. Knowing where we stand and what we are to stand for is equally important. Christians need to unite to defend the authority of the Bible in today’s increasingly secular culture. Uniting on the authority of the Bible in addition to the Gospel is also important. Christians from all sorts of denominations can and should come together to defend the authority of the Bible against sources that are claiming the Bible and ultimately God are wrong.
In our culture today there are many who do not fully understand or miss what biblical authority is—even within the various denominations from within Christianity. Some want us to dive into issues that are not biblical authority issues. It is important that Christians focus on and encourage people to know what they believe and why it is so from the Word of God. Knowing what we believe and why we believe and being able to defend it from the Scriptures; applying it to our lives is part and parcel of what biblical Christianity is all about.
How Do We Know the Bible is True? Volume 2 is a well-written, accessible and easy to read book that will encourage Christians of all ages and experience to understand how the Bible is under attack and why the issues this book discusses are important. This would be a great book to use in a Sunday school class or even to aid in the development of a sermon series on how Christians can better understand and defend the Bible. I recommend reading this book to be able to learn how the Bible is under attack and why it matters, and pray readers will be enriched and strengthened in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus while reading it.
Authors: Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge General Editors
Publisher: Master Books (2012)
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