Bible study

Which Bible Do You Trust?

July 17, 2012 // 58 Comments

A few days ago on E2R’s Facebook page, I posed the following question: “What translation of the Bible do you reach for first?” There are plenty of great Bible versions out there but I wanted to know, which Bible do you prefer? I had a reason for asking this question which I will get to in a minute, but I [...]

Is 1 John 1 for Believers or Unbelievers?

June 14, 2012 // 127 Comments

“Why do you assume that the first chapter of first John is addressed to unbelievers?” This question was put to me by a friend after reading my recent post on 1 John 1:9. Judging by some of the comments that have come up in various discussion threads, it’s a question many of you are asking: –    How [...]

Do NIV Readers Have a Sinful Nature?

September 4, 2011 // 118 Comments

Here are two verses that seem to say contradictory things about our sinful nature: 1. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, (Col 2:11) 2. So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to [...]

How to Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused

March 10, 2010 // 90 Comments

Have you ever been confused by a Bible teaching that seemed contrary to something else in the Bible? Have you ever read a scripture that seemed to contradict another scripture? Paul said that the entire Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). But he also said [...]

How Do I Know the Bible is True? The Test of Prophecy

February 3, 2010 // 2 Comments

There are literally hundreds of excellent websites that address this question and many truth tests are available. Let’s just consider one such test here, specifically, the Bible’s very own test for veracity. By its own standard the Bible says that if any single prophecy does not come true its prophet was not [...]