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Tim clarifies a common misconception about the biblical definition of faith.
What should we do when doubts come? Tim encourages Christians not to feel shame about having doubts then shares examples of how doubt can ultimately point us back to God. Transcript: 00:05 Can Christians have doubts about God? Every Christian has had some doubts at 00:11 some point in their Christian life. We're all finite creatures. We don't know
Tim sets straight the assertion that the Bible has been translated many times over and therefore can't be reliable.
If it's possible for human authors to make mistakes, how can we trust the Bible doesn't contain mistakes? Tim explains why having human authors does not negate the reliability of the Bible. Transcript: 00:06 How can the Bible be reliable if people who make mistakes wrote it? There are 00:11 some who think that because men wrote the Bible, it must contain mistakes. After
Tim explains that in order to have a biblical view of God, we must acknowledge His wrath. Transcript: 00:06 Is God wrathful? Well, there are aspects of God's nature that make people 00:11 uncomfortable. God's wrath is one of them. In fact, fewer and fewer churches 00:15 nowadays will openly preach about the wrath of God. The topic is taboo to our
Tim explains that although faith and feelings might be related, they're actually two different things. Transcript: 00:08 Is faith a feeling? 00:10 Well faith properly understood is not a feeling. 00:13 Faith on my view is active trust based on evidence. 00:17 Now faith can effect how we're feeling.
Tim offers biblical insights highlighting the reality of God's immeasurable care for us. Transcript: 00:06 Does God care about our pain and suffering? I think He does. In fact, in the 00:12 Christian story, the story of reality, God the Son takes on a human nature in the 00:17 Incarnation. "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" the Apostle John says.
Tim highlights the eternal significance and exclusivity of Christianity. Transcript: 00:06 Is Christianity the only way? 00:09 Well, Jesus and His disciples certainly thought so. Jesus said, 00:12 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes 00:15 to the Father, except through Me." Jesus explicitly 00:18 says that he is the way, not a way.
Tim offers insightful perspective on the question of other religions offering pieces of the truth. Transcript: 00:06 Do all religions offer a piece of the truth? Well, I think it's certainly 00:11 possible for different religions to offer a piece of the truth. For example, 00:15 different religions may offer some version of the Golden Rule - "Do unto
Tim debunks the assertion that the Bible is filled with contradictions. Transcript: 0:00 How many of you have seen this graphic before? Has anyone seen this? 0:04 There's one of you. If you google "Bible contradictions" you will stumble upon 0:10 this graphic. What you are looking at is every single chapter of the Bible. The