The following articles are related to the topic of LIBERALISM

The Twisted Logic of Liberalism

It strikes me as odd.Why would one construct an argument, grounded in an appeal to biblical authority (e.g., precedent), in an attempt to prove that divine authority is not needed for one's religious practice? And yet this is precisely what some are attempting to do these days.The argument runs something like this. The Jews of the first century engaged in ... read more »

Liberalism’s Manipulation of Scripture

"Liberalism" (in the classical sense of the word) is a rather flexible term that reflects an ideological disposition that developed in the 1800s, and reached an intense level in America during the days preceding World War II. Increasingly, it has found its way among the people of God. Theological "liberalism" is characterized by several arrogant attitudes. Liberalism seeks to establish ... read more »

The City of Hazor and Old Testament Accuracy

The city of Hazor lay almost nine miles north of the Sea of Galilee. During the time of Joshua, it was a Canaanite stronghold in northern Palestine. During the conquest of Canaan, as Joshua marched his army northward, he was confronted by a coalition of forces under the leadership of Jabin, king of Hazor. The biblical record declares that the ... read more »

2 Samuel 23:2 — Verbal Inspiration

Scholars frequently argue about the "degree" of inspiration characteristic of the Bible. Some, of liberal persuasion, suggest that only the "thought" of Scripture - a sort of mystical essence - is inspired. It would be interesting to hear someone explain how this "essence" is conveyed to man! The position of the Bible itself, however, is this. The very words of ... read more »

Tradition Versus Scripture

When the report of the Savior's miracles spread abroad, Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem made their way north to Gennesaret to confront Jesus. They charged that the Lord's disciples neglected to keep the "traditions" of the elders, because they did not ceremonially wash their hands (to purify themselves from Gentile contamination) before they ate. But Christ focused on them, asking ... read more »

The Accuracy of the Book of Acts

Liberal critics of the Bible have frequently alleged that Acts is not a reliable document from the standpoint of history. F.C. Baur (1792-1860) of Germany popularized this view more than a century ago.This notion, however, has been thoroughly discredited. Sir William Ramsay (1851-1939), a British scholar, initially questioned the historicity of Acts, but after years of literally digging up the ... read more »

When Infidelity Fashions Faith

Ideally one's faith should grow out of a rich companionship with the Word of God. Genuine faith is forged by the instruction of the Scriptures (Rom. 10:17). Unfortunately, the "faith" of some is not so fashioned. Though most people want to "believe" in something sacred, they frequently want a religious system of their own creation - one which suits their ... read more »

Isaiah 7:14 – Did Isaiah Prophesy the Virgin Birth of Christ?

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isa. 7:14). Of whom speaketh the prophet?Some, of liberal persuasion, argue that the Hebrew term almah does not mean a virgin, and that this passage refers to some "young married woman known to Isaiah" (Willis, 161). ... read more »

Prince of Egypt — The Movie

In 1999, Prince of Egypt opened in theaters across the country. Because it differed so widely from the usual movie fare of sex and violence, this production received high acclaim-even from religious figures like Billy Graham, James Dobson, Robert Schuller, and others. Supposedly, it is based upon the life of Moses and was produced under the guidance of over six ... read more »

Five Alleged Mistakes in the Bible

A recent article entitled Five Mistakes in Your Bible Translation which appeared in the Huffington Post , a liberal online newspaper, alleges that the Bible contains numerous translation errors. Let us consider some of the examples mentioned. Covet Doesn't Mean Covet Supposedly, the command, "You shall not covet" (Ex. 20:17), has been mistranslated. It really means "Don't take." Is that ... read more »