Can I Trust The Bible?
But the critics of the Bible are wrong, according to Dr. R.C. Sproul in ...more
I though this short book was well written, though it occasionally got a bit technical, however it really never answers the question in such a way that someone coming from the outside questioning the bible would have found believable. I like a lot of the arguments presented here, however they all seemed designed for someone who already believed the bible was infallible and inerrant and just needed reassurence in t ...more
Why? Because this book isn't an apologetic for the trustworthiness of the Bible it's a treatise on the inerrancy of the Bible that Dr. Sproul wrote for the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy back in the 1980's. As a result, this book presumes that the Bible IS trustworthy and starts from there.
The overall tone is declarative and dogmatic rather than explanatory and evi ...more
Can I Trust the Bible is a reprint of a booklet: Explaining Inerrancy: A Commentary by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy in 1980 and as Explaining Inerrancy in 1996. It is the second book in the Crucial Questions series.
The booklet consists of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which was the work of a c ...more
1. THE CHICAGO STATEMENT ON BIBLICAL INERRANCY - the original document of the State, along with its affirmations and denials, and a brief exposition of the Statement.
2. THE BIBLE AND AUTHORITY - The Bible is the authoritative Word of God (discussions of canon, sola Scriptura, and ...more
I read the first half of the book, and pretty much just skimmed the second half because it is extremely dry. Not that it doesn't make good points overall, but it read more like a legal document.
If you a ...more
This second of 17 books on the fundamentals of Christianity is a lot different than the first. It starts with a statement drafted (& widely adopted by American pastors & theologians) in the late 1970’s. Sproul was one of three who worked to create the document which consists of I) an Opening Overview, II) the Statement of Belief in the Infallibility & Inerrancy of The Bible, III) Articles (19 o ...more
A group met in October of 1978 at a summit meeting in Chicago. At that meeting, it issued an Affirmation on Biblical inerrancy. Sproul's book (he was on the committee that wrote the affirmation statement) goes over that statement point by point, carefully explaining what was actually meant and why each article of that statement was worded as it was.
Dr. Sproul takes a strong stand discussin ...more
As far as explaining the doctrine, the book is well-written and is good for explaining definitions and terms that can cause a good deal of confusion.
The lack of a star from me is that I'm still wrestling with the issue of canonisation. It's one thing to say that Scripture says it's inerrant - certainly the idea is there ...more
Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.
Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort t...more