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Does Authorship of 2 Peter Matter?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: I have heard that there are some stylistic differences between 1 and 2 Peter. I agree that 2 Peter is authentic and was written by Peter, but does it really matter?
Answer: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Regarding the Word of God, it is suggested ...

Why are there Different Books in the Bible?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: Why are there different books in the Bible?
Answer: This is a very good question, and one that I’m not sure anyone can answer completely.  At bottom, the Bible with its 66 books was chosen by God as His primary communication tool with man.  It is a compendium of ...

Why is the Closing of the Canon an Important Issue?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Why is the closing of the canon an important issue?
Answer: The closing of the New Testament canon is a central issue to the Christian faith. It may not seem like it, but it most certainly is. This can be illustrated for a number of reasons.
In order for a book ...

Why should we study prophecy when no one seems to agree on it?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Why should we study prophecy when no one seems to agree on it?
Answer: Unfortunately, many Christians shun Bible prophecy because of the assumed controversy that surrounds it. Prophecy is relegated to a secondary doctrine, which is seen as not essential to ...

Why so many Bible Translations? Why so many Denominations?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: If the Bible is the only reference point for Christians, why are there so many denominations?  And why are there so many Bible translations?
Answer: This is one of those thoughtful questions that I suspect nearly all Christians have asked at one time or another.  ...