Can I Trust The Bible? (Part 19)

Can I Trust the Bible

I did not have a Bible when I was saved, so I got a copy and started reading. It was a King James Version. I was introduced to the Word of God having 66 individual Books: 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. Every Christian I knew had Bibles with 66 Books. It was later that I learned many Bible versions had substantially more than 66 books. That was more than 40 years ago and I’m still using a Bible with 66 Books. Have I been missing out on hearing from God all this time by not having the deuterocanonical books as part of my study and obedience? (more…)

Can I Trust The Bible? (Part 17)

Can I Trust the Bible

When Satan tested Jesus in the desert by saying, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread,’ Jesus responded to him by saying,  ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Think about that – the Son of God told the devil that people should live by every Word of God.  So, since God has spoken and said every Word from Him should be our spiritual food, we need to make sure we have every Word of God available to us to read, study, memorize, and meditate. That is my primary motivation to knowing which Bible is the complete, finished Word of God. (more…)

Defending Christmas In An Unbelieving World – Jehovah’s Witnesses (Part 2)

Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus

If you think you’ve never met a Jehovah’s Witness, think again. Has anyone ever come to your door and given you a free copy of a small magazine called “The Watchtower?” I remember Jehovah’s Witnesses coming to my house when I was a boy. My father talked with them for a short time, then they left. I’ve learned that JWs do not want to talk with someone who believes the Bible. They are looking for people with little knowledge about Scripture. (more…)

Can I Trust The Bible? (Part 16)

Can I Trust the Bible

How many Books do you have in your Bible? 24? 66? 73? 78? Why the difference in the numbers? The Hebrew Bible has 24 Books. The Protestant Bible has 66. The Catholic Bible has 73. The Eastern Orthodox Bible has 78.

I believe that the Bible I study contains the Word of God. I’ve seen other Bibles that have more books than mine, but have not been convinced to add them to my Bible study. Many Christians do, so why won’t I? (more…)