Topic: Questions related to the authority of God’s Word are prevalent in our society. If the Bible is God’s Word, then we should read it with care and apply its precepts to our lives. If it is simply a book devised by man, then we are not accountable for appropriating the precepts that it teaches. After reading the article “Arguments that the Bible is the Word of God” by Elmer Towns and watching the Module/Week 2 presentation, respond to the following prompt: Of the 10 arguments that the Bible is the Word of God presented by Dr. Towns, which argument do you find the most convincing? Explain why you think that it is a strong argument. Include at least 2 quotes from the article to support your points.
Post your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2. Do not begin posting replies until Module/Week 3.
Post 2 replies to your classmate’s threads by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3. Student response:
The argument that I find the most reliable is the convicting, convincing, and converting power of the message. I think that this is a strong argument because I have personally experienced it, and so have many others. "The Bible convicted me of my sin, convinced me to seek Jesus Christ as Savior, and converted me when I asked Jesus to come into my heart." (Core Christianity Pg. 24) When I asked Jesus to come into my heart I did not notice an immediate change, but rather a gradual change in myself. I saw the changes in myself and I felt them too. One day I distinctly remember one of my coworkers asking me, "Who are you?" That immediately validated it for me that other people could see the change in me too. Then, I just smiled and said, "Not who I was." I am not who I was ten years ago, five years ago, or even yesterday thanks to this very argument. It really does change you inside and out. "The Bible is unique in its call to repentance, in its convicting power to unsettle those who sin, and in its power to...
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