The strongest, if not the only, argument is prophecy fulfilled. Prophecy is a prediction, a forth-telling of something to happen in the future.
Matthew's book alone, for example, lists about 27 fulfilled prophecies from the Old Testament about Jesus Christ's fulfillments.
This site asserts there's been about 2,000 of 2,500 prophecies already fulfilled.
Others cited fulfilled prophecy, which I will not dispute, as it has provided a significant boost to my faith at times when I needed it. However, it was another supernatural feature of the Bible that even more powerfully touched my life as new Christian.
If a person learns a new truth and understands it with their mind, it can help them. Mathematics helps ...
"What are the most challenging objections . . . ? "
After over half a century of reading and studying and meditating on the holy scriptures (Genesis to Revelation, 66 books, TR/KJV/YLT/EGNT)(1) I do not find any objection to the inspiration of scripture to have any weight whatsoever. None of the arguments, to me, can be called 'challenging' in the ...
I'll offer a survey of 6 arguments I have seen used to establish that the Bible is inspired. Subsequent to this, I'll offer my own evaluation of the merit of these arguments--if you'd like to derive your own conclusions, skip the "Evaluation" part of this post.
Many defend the Bible on the basis that so many of its ...
Introduction: Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of the LDS Church, taught, "You cannot accept the books written by the authorities of the Church as standards in doctrine, only in so far as they accord with the revealed word in the standard works." The standard works are the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl ...
Why is Yir’ah translated as “fear” instead of “respect “ in Christian Bibles?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
The word translated "fear" in many versions of the Bible comes from the Hebrew word Yir’ah (יִרְאָה), which has a range of meaning in the Scriptures. Sometimes it refers to the fear we feel in anticipation of some danger or ...
Wife Beating in the Bible
Be kind to your wife:
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
These verses ...
This is an interesting question. One that I didn't know the answer to and had to do some research myself. On searching the internet, sites like answering-christianity.com seem to suggest that Christianity excludes women from being witnesses. And Deuteronomy 19:15-19 is given as evidence.
One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or
Is Adult Breastfeeding allowed in Christianity like in Islam?
Biblically speaking, the Sacred Scriptures are silent on this subject matter.
Whether or not specific denominations may allow it or not, it occasionally happens. Christianity and the Bible aren't really interested in prohibiting such specific sexual acts, within marriage as this. What matters is ...
OP: "A very common struggle newcomers have with Christianity is reconciling the terrifying God of the Old Testament with the loving God of the New Testament."
The idea of fear with respect to a perception of the terrifying threat and danger from God as negative motivation is as much a Christian idea as it is Jewish. Indeed no less than Christ ...
Using only the Latter Day Saints own Book of Mormon, I would suggest contradictions here.
2 Nephi 25:23 - "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our
children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be
reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved,
after all we can do."
Cf. Romans 11:5-6 - "...there ...
There are three most challenging objections to the divine (God-authored) inspiration of the Bible; one is science, one is contradictions, and one is it lacks in totality.
The well known Biblical claim of a 6-day (presumably 24-hours per day) appears untenable given fossils, the age of the universe, etc.
Another is the sun and moon standing still.