You read the Word of God daily and study it regularly. You believe it, and even stake your life on it. It’s the truth and nothing but the truth!
But what about those who stake their lives on something else?
Have you ever met someone who laughed at the idea of taking "that ancient and outdated Book" seriously? “Wake up, this is the 21st century! Science has proven that old Book wrong over and over again.”
Or perhaps in a quiet moment you’ve pondered, How did the books of the Bible get chosen? Was the system rigged?
Or maybe you’ve wondered how you would ever show someone the difference between the Bible and the Quran. Why is your belief in the Bible warranted while their belief in their holy book is not?
A new apologetics film
We are happy to introduce a resource that will help you find answers to questions like these. God’s Word: Enduring through the Ages is a two-hour film featuring minister and apologist Paul Shirk, All-Nations advisor and Bible teacher Joe Root, and Wycliffe Bible translator Adam Boyd.
In the video, which will be available on our website for free as well as sold as a DVD, Paul, Joe, and Adam explore some of the historical and archeological evidence for the Bible’s inspiration, preservation, and canonization.
Inspiration: How can we be sure the Bible is the inspired truth of God? Can the existence of Biblical events and people be corroborated by sources outside the Bible?
Preservation: How was the Bible passed down to us over the millennia? Was any of it corrupted?
Canonization: Is our modern-day Bible different from what the early church used? Is there more to the Bible than the 66 books we use?
And don’t forget the power of the Gospel to change lives! The film shares about real people whose lives God touched through His Word.
Goals for the project
We believe that this resource will do much more than equip you to defend the Bible’s authenticity and veracity. It will bulwark your faith and heighten your appreciation for the precious Word of God.
We’d like to share with you the goals that guided the development of the film’s content:
- To deepen your confidence in the Bible as the sure Word of God that has endured through the ages.
- To present the revelation of Jesus Christ as the central and unifying message of the Bible—showing the relationship of the Word written and the Word incarnate.
- To highlight significant displays in the Museum of the Bible and explain their importance.
- To demonstrate how each highlighted display is part of a chain of evidence that confirms the divine inspiration, the divine preservation, the divine canonization, and the divine power and influence of the Bible.
The Bible is a miracle that God uses to bring miracles to people’s lives. God’s metaphorical fingerprints are all over it, not just breathing out the content, but overseeing and guaranteeing its protection and progress around the world down through the ages—even today!
We plan to release God’s Word: Enduring through the Ages this winter.* We’ll let you know when it is available.
*Likely not December as originally predicted.
"Let no one cause to depart from the standard that is laid through the letter of the Scripture which is revealed by the blood of Christ and of many witnesses of Jesus." —Michael Sattler