Can I Trust the Bible?   -     By: R.C. Sproul
Buy Item $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Can I Trust the Bible?

Reformation Trust Publishing / 2009 / Paperback

$3.49 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $4.00
|
Save 13% ($0.51)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW691825

Current Promotions

Product Description

There is a common assumption that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions, and that its often unusual people and events render it useless for today. These teachings are fueled by critics, who seem to delight in raising questions about the Bible's truthfulness and integrity. Not that it is wrong to ask hard questions of the Bible, but those questions, nevertheless, must be addressed fairly and without bias. In Isn't the Bible riddled with Errors R.C. Sproul tackles the tough questions, and comes to some interesting answers.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Reformation Trust Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1567691825
ISBN-13: 9781567691825
Availability: In Stock
Series: Crucial Questions

Related Products

  1. Who is Jesus?
    Who is Jesus?
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691818
  2. Can I Know God's Will?
    Can I Know God's Will?
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691795
  3. How Should I Live in This World?
    How Should I Live in This World?
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691801
  4. Does Prayer Change Things?
    Does Prayer Change Things?
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691788

ChristianBookPreviews.com

The Crucial Questions Series, published by Reformation Trust, is a compact, five-volume series that introduces some of R.C. Sproul's writing in a new format. The first volume, Who is Jesus?, is solidly grounded in Scripture from the start in its presentation of Christ, yet it weaves other historical data throughout. It gives helpful insight into familiar titles for Jesus, such as Son of Man and Logos. The book tackles the Virgin Birth, the law of causality, and the whole realm of the miraculous. The concluding section on the significance of Christ's ascension was excellent, the implications of which are not often taught at any depth.

Volume 2 of the series, Can I Trust the Bible?, is Dr. Sproul's commentary on the Chicago Statement of Biblical Inerrancy. In the volume on prayer, Does Prayer Change Things?, there is a helpful discussion of human freedom vs. human autonomy and divine sovereignty. There is also a brief exegesis of the Lord's Prayer, some encouragements to prayer, as well as some reasons for frustration in prayer, and a reminder of the conditions for answered prayer.

The question of whether a Christian can know God's will is addressed in the fourth volume titled, Can I Know God's Will? Dr. Spoul begins by explaining what is meant by the decretive will of God, the preceptive will of God, and God's will of disposition. He then illustrates how these three work themselves out in biblical interpretation, and gives an analogy from the judicial system. Under the heading “Knowing the Will of God for Our Lives,” I found it interesting that Sproul states, “. . . I find the practical question of the will of God pressing on my mind quite frequently. I doubt a fortnight passes that I am not seriously engaged by the question of whether I am doing what God wants me to do at this point in my life.” This is followed by a detailed look at man's will: is it free? If so, in what sense? How is it related to God's sovereignty?

In the last book of the series, How Should I Live in This World?, the following premise is put forth: ethical decisions affect every area of life. It then goes on to answer the question of how these decisions are made. Chapter One opens with an explanation of the historical distinction between ethics and morals, and contrasts the humanistic model of ethics with the Christian ethic: “God calls us out of the indicative by His imperative. Ours is a call to nonconformity – to a transforming ethic that shatters the status quo” (p. 5). Dr. Sproul illustrates the inconsistency of relativism, using the example of the moral and Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. He explains what is meant by an “ethical continuum,” or degrees of sin and righteousness, giving examples from church history and scripture. Other topics include the authority behind ethics and the sovereignty of God; the difference between freedom and autonomy, and between legalism and antinomianism; and the pros and cons of situation ethics. The specific ethical questions of war, abortion, capital punishment and materialism are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter on ethics and conscience.

R.C. Sproul has a unique gift for making intimidating topics accessible to a wide audience, and this series is an excellent example. – Pam Glass, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(2)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1
  1. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fabulous...again
    June 9, 2014
    danni
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the second book in his Crucial Questions series. Sproul's approach to this question was not what I expected. The majority of the book provided a comprehensive look at the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. In the 1970s and 1980s, the inerrancy of Scripture was a prevailing dispute. Thus, a council consisting of renowned theologians and scholars assembled in 1978 to finalize 19 articles to defend the inspiration, inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible as God's revealed truth. Sproul essentially shares his own commentary on the Chicago Statement.

    The book has six chapters, each addressing specific articles of the statement. The Bible and Authority (articles 1-2), The Bible and Revelation (articles 3-5), The Bible and Inspiration (articles 6-8), The Bible and Inerrancy (articles 9-12), The Bible and Truth (articles 13-15), and The Bible and You (articles 16-19). He does touch on historical context for each to support his commentary. The information in the Chicago Statement is undoubtedly weighty theological writing, but Sproul breaks it down into bite-sized chunks of simplicity.

    Although I've been a believer for quite some time, I don't recall ever being aware of this event or document. It was certainly interesting to learn about. My awareness of such will now provide a significant basis for future discussions surrounding the authority of the bible. I was slightly disappointed as I do not believe this would be a helpful book for a new or non-believer seeking foundational evidence for scripture's inerrancy. Ultimately, we can present as much historical or scientific evidence as we want, but the Holy Spirit completes the work of revealing the power and authority of God's Word.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher as part of their review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  2. Caldwell, Idaho
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Helpful book on the doctrine of Scripture
    November 28, 2011
    Dave Jenkins
    Caldwell, Idaho
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The raging controversy during the 1970s and 1980s was the inerrancy of Scripture. Theologians from the early church fathers to scholars today have affirmed that all Scripture is inspired and true, including the history, geography, dates, names and every single word. Men such as Carl F.H. Henry, James M. Boice, J.I. Packer, John MacArthur (Sr. and Jr.), Francis Schaeffer, Paige Patterson, Robert D. Preus, and W.A. Criswell gathered together during October 1978 to finalize the Chicago statement on inerrancy. Can I Trust the Bible by Dr. R.C. Sproul is the commentary of the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy.

    The Chicago Statement on Inerrancy starts with five short sentences on Scripture's divine origin, verbal, plenary inspiration and full and unmitigated inerrancy. The statement continues by offering nineteen articles of affirmation and denials explicitly laying out what the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy is saying (Affirmations) and what it is not saying (denials) about the doctrine of Scripture. In Can I Trust the Bible? Dr. R.C. Sproul elaborates on and defends not only the Chicago statement on inerrancy but provides historical context on why the issues of the authority, revelation, inspiration, inerrancy and truthfulness of Scripture matter and then concludes with explaining how a proper understanding of the Word of God is important to individual believers and the health of the local and corporate church.

    Can I Trust the Bible is a very helpful, but short book about a very important document the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy. This is a great book for the new believer or the more seasoned ministry leader to learn more about the debates surrounding the doctrine of Scripture. Whether you are new to the debates surrounding the Bible or whether you are well read on the debates surrounding inerrancy, Can I Trust the Bible will help you to think through the doctrine of Scripture's authority, inspiration, inerrancy and sufficiency. I recommend you read this book to be equipped on an issue fundamental to biblical Christianity.
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend
    Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend
    Ravi Zacharias
    Thomas Nelson / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW946531
  2. Introducing Covenant Theology
    Introducing Covenant Theology
    Michael Horton
    Baker Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $17.99 Save 36% ($6.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW071959
  3. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
    The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
    Timothy Keller
    Dutton Adult / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 44% ($7.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW483493
  4. The Community of the King
    The Community of the King
    Howard A. Snyder
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 33% ($6.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW827498

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search