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Resources: bible

What Bible version do you use? (video)

Randy Alcorn answers the question, "What Bible version do  you use?"

What books on biblical inerrancy do you recommend?

I hear good things about G.K. Beale’s The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority, and I like other things he's done. There's one by Charles Ryrie titled What You Should Know about Inerrancy that's older than Norman Geisler's book Inerrancy. There’s also a really old one on biblical authority by B.B. Warfield, Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, which was a classic in its day. There's a video series by R.C. Sproul called Hath God Said? The Evangelical Theological Society (www.etsjets.org) believes ...

What books would you recommend for studying Revelation?

Good general book on Bible prophecy, includes Revelation but also other portions of Scripture; from a dispensational framework, like Joel Rosenberg’s The Last Days.

Complete Book of Bible Prophecy by Mark Hitchcock

Revelation, John MacArthur Study Guides by John MacArthur (also pretrib rapture approach)

Big commentary on Revelation, showing each passage as viewed from four different viewpoints:
Revelation: Four Views

What do I say to my atheist friend who says the Bible is untrue? He seems to be making some very good points.

Your question is a good one. And when friends oppose our viewpoint, it’s a good time to look at the evidence once again ourselves.

What factors should we consider in interpreting a passage of Scripture?

Because the inspired writers chose their words to communicate meaning to specific audiences, the interpreter seeks to understand the text as it would most likely have been understood by its original readers

What’s the difference between “Kingdom of God” and “Paradise”? (audio)

At a book signing at Lifeway Christian Bookstore in Beaverton, Randy Alcorn answered a variety of questions. In this clip, he answers the question, "What's the difference between 'Kingdom of God" and 'Paradise' in Scripture?"

Where in the Bible, specifically, does it claim to be the sole and final rule of faith?

You’re right that my belief in the ultimate authority of Scripture is based not on specific statement, but on the cumulative power of countless passages. (The same is true of the doctrine of the trinity and other major truths.) Among those passages are these:

Why do you quote the Bible so much in your books? (audio)

In this one-minute clip, Randy talks about how God has promised that His word will not return to Him empty.

Workman Approved (audio)

Steve Keels and Randy Alcorn talk about 2 Timothy 2:15.

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