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Can We Trust the Bible?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Can we trust the Bible?  This is the central question that surrounds the issue of inerrancy.  Merriam-Webster chooses to define inerrancy as, “exemption from error” or “infallibility.” This seems like a reasonable definition.  Applying this definition to the Bible would mean ...

Creation Myths of the Ancient Near East

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
There is an undeniable battle over the legitimacy of the Word of God. Either the Bible is what it claims to be (the inspired Word of God) or it is the mere product of men. Quite often the attacks against the Scriptures come from what appear to be legitimate sources, and ...

Inerrancy: Why it Matters

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
It is an axiomatic truth that miscommunication is at the heart of many conflicts and difficult situations. Letters and emails often have unintentional errors, and even the most eloquent speaker can become tongue-tied and make disastrous mistakes. To be sure, straightforward ...

The Documentary Hypothesis

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The psalmist boldly proclaimed, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105). Is this a legitimate statement? Can God’s Word be trusted completely, or is it the product of men that has a limited value? The soul of every living person depends on the ...

The Five Steps of Bible Study

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Amidst the natural beauty of the hills of Northern Wisconsin emerge stories that appear to be too ridiculous to be true. Such is the story of Bill and Bob (not their real names). These two brothers worked for many years remodeling homes, but what made them different from most ...

The Majority Text: The Preserved Word of God

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
It was August of 1993, and I was sitting in a dark and dirty jail cell. I had an advantage that most Christians would never be fortunate to have. I had trusted in Jesus Christ as my Savior, and now I had eight months of solitude to study His Word. Without the baggage of the ...