Difficulties in the Bible
Those who've questioned the Bible's authenticity or wondered about certain passages will find here an exploration of the real truth of God's Word. Each chapter focuses on a different passage of Scripture and provides an illuminating perspective on the biblical...
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Those who've questioned the Bible's authenticity or wondered about certain passages will find here an exploration of the real truth of God's Word. Each chapter focuses on a different passage of Scripture and provides an illuminating perspective on the biblical text. 189 pages, from Whitaker
Torrey examines some of the difficulties surrounding the Bible, and he explains how we should deal with them when they arise. Each chapter focuses on a different passage of Scripture and provides an illuminating perspective on the biblical text. Torrey will draw you into his exploration of the truth and the real facts of the Scriptures.
R. A. Torrey (1856 - 1928) was an American evangelist and Bible scholar. A graduate of Yale College and Seminary, he also studied in German universities. He was ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1878, and became superintendent of the Congregational City Missionary Society of Minneapolis. He had a long association with D. L. Moody and was the first superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute (1889 - 1908). He wrote numerous devotional and theological books, including What the Bible Teaches, How to Work for Christ, and The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.
- Contents Introduction 7 1. A General Statement Of The Case 9 2. Classes Of Difficulties 21 3. How Should We Deal With The Difficulties Of The Bible? 36 4. Is The First Chapter Of Genesis Historical And Scientific? 41 5. The Antiquity Of Man According To The Bible And To Science 48 6. Where Did Cain Get His Wife? 53 7. Gods Command To Abraham To Offer Up Isaac As A Burnt Offering 57 8. God Hardening Pharaohs Heart 61 9. The Slaughter Of The Canaanites By Gods Command 67 10. The Story Of Joshua Commanding The Sun To Stand Still 77 11. Deborahs Praise Of Jael, "the Murderess" 82 12. The Sacrifice Of Jephthahs Daughter 85 13. Impure Bible Stories 87 14. Davids Sin 95 15. The Imprecatory Psalms 102 16. Does The God Of Truth And Love Send Us Lying And Evil Spirits? 107 17. Jonah And The Whale 112 18. Some Important "contradictions" In The Bible 117 19. "mistakes" In The Bible 137 20. The Two Contradictory Genealogies Of Jesus, The Christ 150 21. Was Jesus Really Three Days And Nights In The Heart Of The Earth? 155 22. How Could Jesus Commend The Action Of The Unrighteous Steward? 165 23. Were Jesus And Paul Mistaken As To The Time Of Our Lords Return? 172 24. Did Jesus Go Into The Abode Of The Dead? 183about The Author 191