Biblical criticism, originally known as Higher criticism of the Bible, got started throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Protestant scholars attacked the Bible at that time: an intellectual, academic attack. They devised a method of studying the Bible that became known as higher criticism and now biblical criticism. These Bible critics taught that most of the Bible contained legend and myth. Some even claimed that Jesus never existed. For the liberal-moderate Bible scholar then and now, the Word of God, the Bible has become the word of man and a very chaotic, distorted word at that. The modern-day liberal-moderate Bible scholar says that much of the Bible “is just wrong.” This thinking is the result of biblical criticism. Biblical higher criticism is conjectural and uncertain, doubtful in the extreme. Today, these Bible scholars who make up most of our seminaries explain the Bible accounts of miracles as myths, legends, or folk tales. They do not even entertain the idea that there is the possibility that they actually occurred. This viewpoint is subjective and gives no reliable reason to reject the Bible as inspired, fully inerrant, authentic, and trustworthy. Biblical criticism is highly defective, and its centuries-long assault on the Bible has not proven that it is not God's Word. Many conservative Christians have been doing their best to defend God’s Word. Herein, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH puts Biblical Criticism on trial, judging their claims as subjective (based on or influenced by personal feelings or opinions), not objective (factual, actual, real, empirical, verifiable) in biblical studies.
- Publisher: Christian Publishing House (March 2, 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 444 pages
- ISBN-13: 979-8425921017
- Item Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Edward D. Andrews (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).
Reuben Archer Torrey was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Torrey studied at Yale University, Yale Divinity School, Leipzig University, Erlangen University and received a doctorate from Wheaton College. Soon after becoming a congregational minister, Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago. Torrey authored over 40 books.