7. Harmonization Mechanisms – A Reflection on Bible-harmonizing Techniques

It’s curious to think that despite so many contradictions and errors in the Bible, so many Christian believers, including those who join Bible studies and seminars, seldom realize such things. The truth is that all religious groups that preach biblical inerrancy use techniques to harmonize the contradictions, to make them look non-contradictory (not only contradictions … Continue reading 7. Harmonization Mechanisms – A Reflection on Bible-harmonizing Techniques

6. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 3)

6. THE BIBLE'S COHERENCE “The Bible is a collection of more than 60 books written by various people from many different places over a long period of time. And still they all teach the same message. Such a work would be impossible if it had not been guided by God!” I understand it’s easy to … Continue reading 6. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 3)

5. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 2)

3. BIBLICAL PROPHECIES “The Bible has several prophecies that were fulfilled. Most are about Jesus, revealed centuries before his birth and fulfilled in his person.” This is indeed one of the strongest arguments for biblical inerrancy. I remember I was astonished when I read verses of Isaiah 53 predicting things that happened with Jesus in … Continue reading 5. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 2)

4. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 1)

So after realizing I had no logical reason to simply accept everything in the Bible by faith, I still regarded the divine origin of the Bible as a possible hypothesis, and I felt I should examine a little more the concrete evidences some Christians claim to have for biblical inerrancy. Even though I already knew … Continue reading 4. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 1)

3. For Blessed Are Those Who Have No Faith – A Reflection on the Essence of Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”. That’s how the NIV translation of Hebrews, 11:1, describes faith. Probably one of its most famous definitions. The King James Version says faith is “the substance of things hoped for” and “the evidence of things not seen”. But … Continue reading 3. For Blessed Are Those Who Have No Faith – A Reflection on the Essence of Faith

2. The First Turn of the Wheel – A Reflection on Faith in the Bible

I was very happy for all of the moral teachings and inspiration I had found in the Bible studies, and I wanted to believe and accept the idea that the Bible was God’s inerrant word. But I couldn’t help but feel quite unsatisfied with the evidences I had. The practice of glossolalia, that is, of … Continue reading 2. The First Turn of the Wheel – A Reflection on Faith in the Bible

1. Life Testimony – A Reflection on My Experiences as a Christian Believer

This is a very quick review of my experiences with Christianity as a believer, and the important ways it affected my life. It pretty much happened in four phases: 1st PHASE – CATHOLIC CULTURE I was born and raised in a country with a lot of catholic tradition. My family was originally catholic too, as well … Continue reading 1. Life Testimony – A Reflection on My Experiences as a Christian Believer