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Difficulties in the Bible
by R.A. Torrey
Drawing from the questions he has 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 ch ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published January 10th 2003 by Whitaker Distribution
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Originally published in 1907, Torrey seems ahead of his time in approaching difficulties head on. The book begins with an incredible description of where difficulties arise, with the big one being that we can never expect to understand why the Creator God would choose to do certain things in a way that may go against our 21st century, western cultural sensibilities. However, when Torrey begins to address specific issues, it seems that he falls into the all too familiar trap of stretching the fac ...more
I realise this book was written over a Century ago so perhaps I underestimated how much I would enjoy it :) Whilst Torrey's style probably wouldn't be that appropriate in the 21st Century, I found him very easy to read. I was quite surprised on how many "solutions" I agreed with him about - though I find his "TeeTotaller" views strongly influence his views on Alcohol use in Scripture. Also I didn't find his argument for Jesus being crucified on Wednesday as convincing as he seems to.
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R.A. Torrey studied at Yale and in Germany before taking up a pastorate in the United States. As a gifted intellectual, administrator, and Bible teacher, he went on to pastor Moody Church in Chicago and became D.L. Moody's closest associate. In his later years, he traveled the world as an evangelist speaking to millions in Australia, New Zealand, India, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Japan, Ch ...moreMore about R.A. Torrey...