Prophecy Part 7: Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22

I began (here) a series of posts on Biblical prophecies in order to show the major problems that accompany many of them. In fact, failed prophecies are some of the strongest evidence showing the fallibility of the Bible. But in this post I’d like to take a bit of a tangent and talk about two… Continue reading Prophecy Part 7: Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22

Prophecy Part 6: Tyre

This is the sixth part in a series of blog posts I've been doing about prophecies in the Bible (part 1 is here). The one I'd like to talk about today was one of the first ones that really hit me like a hammer when I first started examining the Bible's claims critically. In my… Continue reading Prophecy Part 6: Tyre

Prophecy Part 5: Virgin Birth

I’ve been working on a series of posts that examine the prophecies given in the Bible. My first post in the series can be found here. One of the best known prophecies of Christ concerns the virgin birth. In Matthew 1:18-25, we learn about Mary’s pregnancy and the birth of Jesus. In verses 22-23, we’re… Continue reading Prophecy Part 5: Virgin Birth

Prophecy Part 4: Triumphal Entry

To continue our study of prophecies in the Bible (begun here), I'd like to look at a very interesting prophecy fulfillment recorded in the synoptic gospels. By the way, if you're unfamiliar with the term, the synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. They're called "synoptic" because they follow the same basic outline of events.… Continue reading Prophecy Part 4: Triumphal Entry

Prophecy Part 3: Egypt & Rachel

I've begun a series of posts that examine the prophecies in the Bible. You can find the first one here. Biblical prophecies have always been touted as providing proof that the Bible is actually the inspired word of God. But do they really stand up to scrutiny? In this post, I'd like to look at… Continue reading Prophecy Part 3: Egypt & Rachel

Prophecy Part 2: Throne Forever

In my last post, I talked about the importance of biblical prophecy in determining whether or not the Bible is truly inspired by God. I offered a list of criteria we could use to examine each prophecy, and that's the criteria we'll be considering as we move forward. The importance of the Bible in our… Continue reading Prophecy Part 2: Throne Forever

Prophecy Part 1: Introduction

In my last post, I explained why I believe the Bible would need to be inerrant if it were truly inspired by God. Now, I'd like to begin examining why I don't believe the Bible meets that standard. People will often defend the Bible's inspiration by saying that it contains fulfilled prophecies. Is that really… Continue reading Prophecy Part 1: Introduction

Must the Bible Be Inerrant?

If God were to write down his will for mankind, what would it look like? When Christians talk about God, they are talking about a supremely powerful being that is eternal, omniscient, and omnipotent. Such a being would be perfect, by definition. So if this being decided that we should have his instructions in written… Continue reading Must the Bible Be Inerrant?