Difficulties in the Bible
Drawing from the questions he heard from believers and nonbelievers around the world, R A Torrey discusses many Bible controversies, including "Is there an opportunity for salvation after we die?", "Did Jonah really live in the belly of a whale?",...
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Drawing from the questions he heard from believers and nonbelievers around the world, R A Torrey discusses many Bible controversies, including "Is there an opportunity for salvation after we die?", "Did Jonah really live in the belly of a whale?", "Did Jesus commend the unjust steward?", "Does the Bible contradict itself?", "Where did Cain get his wife?", and "Does God change His mind?" Those who have questioned the authenticity of the Bible or wondered about certain passages will find here an exploration of the truth and real facts of God's Word.
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.
- Introduction1. A General Statement Of The Case2. Classes Of Difficulties3. How Should We Deal With Difficulties In The Bible?4. Is The First Chapter Of Genesis Historical And Scientific?5. The Antiquity Of Man According To The Bible And To Science6. Where Did Cain Get His Wife?7. God's Command To Abraham To Offer Up Isaac As A Burnt Offering8. God Hardening Pharaoh's Heart9. The Slaughter Of The Canaanites By God's Command10. The Story Of Joshua Command The Sun To Stand Still11. Deborah's Praise Of Jael, "the Murderess"12. The Sacrifice Of Jephthah's Daughter13. Impure Bible Stories14. David's Sin15. The Imprecatory Psalms16. Does The God Of Truth And Love Send Us Lying And Evil Spirits?17. Jonah And The Whale18. Some Important "contradictions" In The Bible19. "mistakes" In The Bible20. The Two Contradictory Genealogies Of Jesus, The Christ21. Was Jesus Really Three Days And Nights In The Heart Of The Earth?22. How Could Jesus Commend The Action Of The Unrighteous Steward?23. Were Jesus And Paul Mistaken As To The Time Of Our Lord's Return?24. Did Jesus Go Into The Abode Of The Dead?about The Authorappendix Aappendix B