The Bible Told Me So
Jesus loves me, this I know...for the Bible tells me so.
If the Bible is the foundation of our faith, as the Bible goes, so goes our faith.
If the Bible is the foundation of our faith, it is all or nothing.
If the entire Bible isn't true, the Bible isn't true.
Christianity does not exist because of the Bible.
It was now the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, the Roman emperor. Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea; Herod Antipas was ruler over Galilee; his brother Philip was ruler over Iturea and Traconitis; Lysanias was ruler over Abilene. Luke 3:1-2 NLT
Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests. At this time a message from God came to John son of Zechariah, who was living in the wilderness. Luke 3:1-2 NLT
'Stealing from God' by Frank Turek
hey did not make copies because they thought they were inspired.
They made copies of the gospels because they believed they were true.
Christianity made its greatest strides during the 282 years before the Bible even existed.
Before the OT and NT were combined and titled the Bible, Christianity had already replaced the Pantheon, Roman, barbarian, and most Egyptian gods, and was the state religion of the Roman Empire.
For the first 300 years the debate centered on an event, not a book.
We believe that Jesus rose from the dead, not because the Bible says so. It is way better than that.
It is not about a book. It is about a 'who.'
They did not document what they believed, they documented what they saw.
The issue has always been - who is Jesus?