Image of Codex Sinaiticus containing John 3:16. Can you find John 3:16 on the page? (Click the image to make it larger. Image courtesy of Accordance Bible Software). Faithlife (the developer of Logos Bible Software) has produced a Faithlife TV original film called Fragments of Truth that’ll be available in select movie theaters on April 24. More information concerning the film and a companion study guide is available here. It looks like a great film, and I hope it is also released in streaming format at a later date. Here is Faithlife’s description of it: Our faith is based on the New Testament—but can we really trust the Bible? Skeptics say no, arguing that the Gospel manuscripts have been doctored to push a theological agenda. In this new Faithlife original film, Dr. Craig Evans takes this claim head-on, traveling the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, demonstrating that the case for the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts is stronger than ever.
Billy Graham passed away today at age 99. Billy Graham was known as America’s evangelist and presented the Gospel message to more individuals than any other evangelist in the history of the world. The Logos Bible Software Blog has posted an article honoring Billy Graham which is a good read.
Why are there so many contradictions in the Bible? In Matthew 10:34, Jesus says: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Yet, in Matthew 26:52 he then says: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Is it merely a representation of Jesus’s divided nature? As both fully human and fully divine, we assume that he also possesses all of our human flaws. Does this mean that Jesus has memory loss or was he suffering from dementia? Is the Lord just as flawed as us mortals? At times, the Bible can seem to present various “difficulties” or “contradictions”. However, careful reading and examination of the Bible can quickly clear up these “difficulties” and “contradictions”. Keep in mind that every word of the Bible and the entirety of the Bible is inspired of God (2 Tim 3:16), and that the Bible is inerrant and infallible (it cannot err or fail in its teaching). I cover the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility in Part 1 of my series on Essential Bible Doctrines). Two books I highly recommend reading when it comes to understanding […]