ThoughtLetters filed under 2007

What Sort of God Did Jesus Claim to Be?

by Daryl E. Witmer If Jesus never claimed to be divine at all, one could probably justifiably dismiss Christianity as the phony (albeit phenomenal) result of legends about Him which grew and spread subsequent to His death. But such postulates have often been roundly refuted, Biblically and extra-Biblically. The case for the reliability of Scripture […]

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Is the King James Version Uniquely Inspired?

by Daryl E. Witmer No. Only the words originally recorded by the human authors of Scripture were uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. Copies and translations of those original autographs were never inspired in the same sense of the word. But I’ve been told that the King James Version (KJV) is the only […]

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Why Did God Harden Pharoah’s Heart?

by Daryl E. Witmer The best, most direct, simple answer to the question above is: “In order to demonstrate His power, and in order that His name might be proclaimed throughout the entire earth.” The reason that is the best, most direct, simple answer to the question is because it is God’s own answer. See […]

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How Accurate Is the New World Translation?

by Dr. David Doherty The New World Translation is the version of the Bible endorsed and used by Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. But is it an accurate translation? We asked David Doherty, B.D., M.B.S., Th.M., D.B.S., Th.D., to address that question. Dr. Doherty was a local church pastor for 13 years before joining the faculty of […]

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Can Christians Competently Answer the Really Tough Questions?

by Daryl E. Witmer If the title of this article itself qualifies as a really tough question, then the answer is a definite “yes,” because we’re answering it here in a competent manner – an assertion that will hopefully be demonstrated by that which follows. In arriving at an accurate and objective response to the […]

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