All Bible: Old Testament  articles – Page 15

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    Unbelievable? - Is the Bible Unbelievable?


     Former Methodist minister turned atheist Leslie Scrace stopped reading the Bible after he lost his faith. 20 years later he read it again and wrote a book-by-book account of how he views it as an atheist called “An Unbelievers Guide to the Bible”. Leslie criticises parts of the Old Testament that he sees as primitive and immoral while praising other parts of scripture that illustrate humanist values.

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    Unbelievable? Is God a Moral Monster? Paul Copan & Norman Bacrac


    Richard Dawkins describes the Old Testament God as “a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser” (among other things). Paul Copan is a Christian apologist and has written a book aiming to show why God’s actions in the Old Testament are not immoral when taken in context. Norman Bacrac is an atheist humanist and part ot the South place Ethical Society.

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    Unbelievable? - Which Translation should we Trust?


    To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible Justin Brierley will be presenting a number of programmes looking at issues of Biblical reliability and interpretation in the coming year.

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    Unbelievable? - The Fall & Original Sin


    Peter Byrom says he is “very nearly” convinced of Christianity. Having dallied with an atheist perspective he now rejects many of those arguments. However one area of theology he doesn’t feel is clear is the question of Adam and Eve and the Fall.

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    Unbelievable? - Does the Bible condone slavery?


    The Bible is often criticised for either supporting or not condemning the institution of slavery. So how should we treat portions of Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments that relate to slavery? Why does the Old Testament contain laws regarding the treatment of slaves? Does Paul condemn or affirm the institution?

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    Unbelievable? - Atheists Grill A Christian


    We mix things up a bit this week with a different format. Four atheist listeners of the show get their chance to air their objections to Christian faith. Taking their questions and criticisms is Church pastor David Robertson, author of “The Dawkins Letters”.

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    Unbelievable ? - Can we trust the Trinity? James White vs Anthony Buzzard


     Is the doctrine of the Trinity to be found in the Bible? Was Jesus really “of one substance” with God the Father?

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    Unbelievable - Are the two Christmas accounts contradictory?


    Matthew and Luke are the two Gospel writers that include narratives of the birth of Christ. The traditional Nativity Story is an amalgamation of the two accounts.

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    Unbelievable ? - What picture of God does the Bible paint?


     Andrew Wilson is an author and church leader. His book “GodStories” describes the Bible as “the gospel of God”. He says the story is told in multiple ways of sins forgiven, shame removed, beauty restored, and meaning reinstated.

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    Unbelievable ? - Scriptural reasoning


    Scriptural Reasoning is an organisation committed to honest interfaith dialogue that promotes “better quality disagreement”. Its founder Muhammad Al-Hussaini explains how they hope to bring greater understanding of the scriptures of the three Abrahamic religions.

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    Unbelievable ?Before Nicea - what is the truth about Early Christianity?


    What did the first Christians believe about Jesus? Muslim Abdul Haq, the author of “Before Nicea” claims that key doctrines of Christianity were formulated through later councils of the church. He says that there is no good evidence that early Christians believed in Jesus’ divinity or even his crucifixion.

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    Ubelievable? Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?


    Jesus was a Jew. Christianity owes its birth to Judaism. But did Jesus represent the fulfilment of Jewish Messianic hopes and prophecy?

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    Unbelievable? “Challenging Atheist Myths” Part 2


    Are atheists guilty of misunderstanding morality and the Bible?

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    Unbelievable? Creation or Evolution - do we have to choose?


    Denis Alexander is the author of “Creation or Evolution - do we have to choose?” - his answer is “no”. Denis believes Darwin’s theory is perfectly compatible with belief in the creator God of the Bible. Stephen Lloyd of Biblical Creation Ministries disagrees - he says that the Gospel itself depends on the Adam and Eve story being literally true.

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    Unbelievable? Does Islam oppress women?


    Many Islamic women wear veils or even full coverings. What does the Koran teach about women? Are they oppressed in Islam? What about the Biblical treatment of women? Christian Evangelist Jay Smith and Mohamed Ali of the Islam channel debate.

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    Unbelievable? Christianity on Trial - Part 1


    Ed Turner is a lawyer from Liverpool who contacted the programme saying he wants to put Christianity and the Bible on Trial. In this programme he presents his case against trusting the scriptural accounts. Andy Bannister in defence believes that the Bible is a historically valid document. Continued next week…

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    Unbelievable? Noah and the Flood - did it happen?


    Creationist David Rosevear says that recent science suggests a global flood did occur, and that Christians should read Genesis literally. Atheist Robert Stovold contends that creationists routinely warp the facts to suit their agenda. Geologist Gregg Marshall and Christian evolutionist Michael Roberts also contribute.