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The validity of Christianity and Jesus Christ himself has been the center of religious controversy for centuries. Though His identity has not and probably never will be proven, He did exist. This paper will use apologetics to prove this so. Sufficient evidence proves the existence of Jesus and forms a firm basis for Christianity. To begin, before a person can debate the validity of anything, they must first understand the topic they are debating.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008. p.1851 Print. “Barker, Kenneth L.” “Rom. 13:1-2.” Zondervan NIV Study Bible: New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008. p.1759 Print. “Douglas, J. D., and Merrill C. Tenney.” “Authority.” NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible.
The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible groups the spiritual gifts into four different lists: gifts of revelation, gifts of healing and power, gifts of leadership, and gifts of service. Gifts of service are gifts that are given by God but are also manifested through direct acts. Because of the nature of these gifts, it is safe to assume that all groups found in Christianity agree upon these gifts and their usage for today. This group of gifts involves ... ... middle of paper ... ...ne. Bible Doctrine, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
These views are: Amillennial, Postmillennial and Premillennial. Over the centuries these prophetic differences have caused conflict within the body of Christ and are still currently widely debated. Instead of the book of Revelation being the basis of comfort (1 Thess. 4:18) among Christians it has become a bone of contention. However, this controversy should not deter Christ’s disciples from receiving the blessings that Revelation has to offer (Rev.
In this book Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Douglas Stuart take a thorough examination of how to dissect the Bible to more fully understand the inerrancy, authority, process and purpose of scripture. The question to consider is not simply, Is the Bible true? But there are many other questions that beg to be answered. Like who were the righters of the Bible? Did they write from their own wisdom or did God inspire their words?
I begin by arguing that the Bible cannot be adequately understood independent of its historical context. I concede later that historical context alone however is insufficient, for the Bible is a living-breathing document as relevant to us today as it was the day it was scribed. I conclude we need both testimonies of God at work to fully appreciate how the Bible speaks to us. Hermeneutics is the study of these questions and whether we can bridge the gap between these different contexts? The significance of each context is crucial for readers to have balanced perspective and balanced reading of historical texts.