Our annual Q Series is where folks send their questions to me on a variety of subjects and we do our best to answer them. This week many of the questions were about the Bible. Questions like:
- What books should be included in the Bible?
- What about Bible translations?
- Is it okay for the Bible to have pictures in it?
Here’s what we discussed, along with the time this discussion appears on the video:
- How was it decided what books would be included in the New Testament? [5:38] **Be sure to check out this post: How We Got The Bible on Biblegateway.
- J. Warner Wallace’s list of criteria for New Testament books [9:45]
- Did contemporary sources support or refute the New Testament authors? [11:45]
- How did the final 27 books of the New Testament make the list? [15:02]
- How was it decided what books would be included in the Old Testament? [18:22]
- Evidence presented by the Apostle Paul [20:31]
- How do we know the Scriptures were accurately transcribed? [22:50] **Be sure to check out this post: Why Trust The Bible? on Biblegateway.
- The history surrounding the complete Latin Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls [23:45]
- What are Bible translations and paraphrases (with references to the Wycliffe Bible and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone)? [25:45]
- Some cautions about Bible paraphrases [33:23]
- Is it okay for a Bible to have pictures in it? [35:16]
- Are icons of the Cross acceptable or a blasphemy? [37:42]
- How can someone better understand the Bible when they read it for themselves? [41:32]
- Why ask questions? [48:39]
We’ll be discussing more questions this upcoming Sunday, so be sure to send them my way. For all of the ways you can send questions, please click here.