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Two days ago I posted “Quick Thought on the Queen James Bible (LGBT) Part 2.”  That post was a response to a gay friendly Bible called the Queen James Bible.  Part 2 was a specific response to the following statement from the product’s Amazon page:

Anti-LGBT Bible interpretations commonly cite only eight verses in the Bible that they interpret to mean homosexuality is a sin; Eight verses in a book of thousands!

I thought that was a terrible argument against the view that homosexuality is a sin which part 2 of my post dealt with.  However our dear friend who blogs at Eternity Matters even added more firepower against the statement’s flawed thinking which puts the “only eight verses” argument in perspective.  It was too good not to share as a post.

Here’s what he said:

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 15th-21st, 2017.  Enjoy!

1.) Evidence for the Bible, Yes. But’s There’s More!

2.) Van Til on Agnosticism

3.) Discussion Guide: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Chapter 4

4.) The Transcendental Argument and The Gospel

5.) The Apologetical Significance of Typology [Pt. 1]

6.) Olympiad

7.) Book Review: A History of Western Philosophy and Theology by John Frame

8.) Acting on faith

9.) Christ at the Movies

10.) A VERY BRIEF REFUTATION OF SOLIPSISM

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

 

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For other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “What did the sign over Jesus’s head say?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS

And above His head they put up the charge against Him [a]which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
(Matthew 27:37)

 

THE KING OF THE JEWS

The inscription of the charge against Him [a]read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (Mark 15:26)

THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

Now there was also an inscription above Him, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (Luke 23:38)

JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS

Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (John 19:19)

 

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Earlier I posted “Quick Thought on the Queen James Bible (LGBT) Part 1.”  I found out that our friend Michael Coughlin has blogged about this pro-LGBT Bible version in a post with the witty title “My Rejection of QJV Onlylism.”  From that post I also learned that Matt Slick of CARM ministry has also a response page called “Queen James Bible.”

So there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.  But I thought I do respond to a statement found on the book’s Amazon page:

Anti-LGBT Bible interpretations commonly cite only eight verses in the Bible that they interpret to mean homosexuality is a sin; Eight verses in a book of thousands!

I thought that was an interesting argument.  Here’s my take of it.

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I heard about the “Queen James Bible” sometime ago but I saw someone mentioned it on social media just right now.  It is a LGBT friendly Bible.

What’s the first thought that came into my mind?

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As I’m going over this with a group of guys from my church I thought the following questions might be helpful for individuals and small groups to facilitate discussions and learning based upon the apologetics’ book “Ultimate Proof of Creation” by Jason Lisle.  It is a book that teaches Presuppositional apologetics that engages apologetics at the level of worldview.  Cornelius Van Til was instrumental in beginning this form of apologetics and others have developed and applied it.

For discussion questions for previous chapters click on the following:

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

The questions in this post will be for chapter 4 of the book.  Each question is followed by page numbers in parenthesis where the answer can be found.

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I appreciate Reformed Theological Seminary doing these videos for their #WisdomWednesday series which different faculty answers different questions in short video interview formats.

I appreciate Dr. Kruger’s contribution in understanding the Canon and also apologetics.

Here in this video he answers the question: “Did Jesus claim to be God?”

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