By R. A. Torrey
Torrey examines the various problems surrounding the Bible, and he explains how we must always take care of them after they come up. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a unique passage of Scripture and gives an illuminating viewpoint at the biblical textual content. Torrey will draw you into his exploration of the reality and the true evidence of the Scriptures.
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So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. ” It is said by destructive critics and infidels that this story cannot possibly be true; that if the sun were to stand still in the way here recorded it would upset the whole course of nature. Whether that statement is true or not no one can tell. It is simply a supposition. But certainly the God who made the earth and the sun and the whole universe could maintain it even if the sun stood still, or (to speak more accurately) if the earth stood still on its axis and the sun appeared to stand still.
But if one will study his Bible carefully and note exactly what it says, there is really no great difficulty in the question. Unbelievers constantly assert that the Bible says that Cain went into the land of Nod and took to himself a wife. In point of fact, it says nothing of the kind. An unbeliever in Edinburgh came to me with the assertion that the Bible did say this, and when I told him it did not, he offered to bet me one hundred pounds that it did. What the Bible does say is that “Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
In the very passage in which it speaks of Balaam as a prophet, it speaks about his being rebuked for his iniquities. ] Logos - Logos Library System R <- Previous First Next -> utterance of every prophet is the inspired Word of God. On the contrary, the Bible teaches that a prophet may tell lies ( 1 Kings 13:11–18 ). The Bible nowhere justifies Jael’s action. It records the action. It records Deborah and Barak’s praise of the action, but it nowhere endorses this praise. We are under no necessity, therefore, of trying to justify all the details of Jael’s conduct, nor indeed of trying to justify her conduct at all.
Difficulties in the Bible by R. A. Torrey