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Difficulties in the Bible by R. A. Torrey

By R. A. Torrey

Torrey examines a number of the problems surrounding the Bible, and he explains how we must always take care of them after they come up. each one bankruptcy specializes in a unique passage of Scripture and gives an illuminating point of view at the biblical textual content. Torrey will draw you into his exploration of the reality and the true proof of the Scriptures.

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Herodotus, the great Greek historian, tells us that the priests of Egypt showed him a record of a long day. The Chinese writings state that there was such a day in the reign of their emperor Yeo, who is supposed to have been a contemporary of Joshua. The Mexicans also have a record that the sun stood still for one entire day in the year which is supposed to correspond with the exact year in which Joshua was warring in Palestine. There is nothing of real weight to prove that there was no such day.

For example, in Isaiah 34:11 we read of the judgment that God shall bring upon Idumea as a punishment for their sins in these words: “He shall stretch over it a line of confusion, and the plummet of emptiness” (RV). The Hebrew words translated “confusion” and “emptiness” are the same that are translated “without form and void” in Genesis 1:2. ” In both instances the words “waste and void” refer to a ruin which God had sent as a punishment for sin, and the assumption is very strong that they have a similar significance in Genesis 1.

The same sermon brings life to one man and death to another. It brings life, pardon and peace to the one who believes it and acts upon it. It brings condemnation and death to the one that rejects its truth. ] Logos - Logos Library System R heart of the other. Jesus Christ Himself came into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save it ( John 3:17 ); but to the one who does not believe He brings condemnation and eternal ruin ( John 3:18 , 36 ; Hebrews 10:28–29 ). 9 THE SLAUGHTER OF THE CANAANITES BY GOD’S COMMAND There are few things in the Bible over which more intelligent readers have stumbled, and over which infidels have more frequently gloated and gloried, than God’s command that certain people should be utterly exterminated, sparing neither sex nor age.

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