Truth in the UK's public square

The Rock of Scripture

In 1890, British Prime Minister, William Gladstone, wrote a book about the Bible entitled “The Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture”. Battering this rock in recent centuries has been Higher Criticism, one of the off-shoots of the Enlightenment. In an Enlightenment world, where the universe is a self-propelled machine, man is the measure of all things, and reason has replaced revelation, there is no room for miracles, nor for a book about miracles. How can anyone defend the idea that the Bible is the Word of God in such a world? Michael Penfold takes up this issue in this 57 min presentation. He asks two preliminary questions: first, how can one know the Bible one has today is the same as was originally written; and second, is it trustworthy? He then addresses two critical topics: the Bible’s self-attestation and its self-authentication, giving 4 internal reasons why anyone can know the Bible is the Word of God.

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