Follow the story

How should we read the Bible? Everyone who is just introduced to the Bible and tries to read it will have to consider this question at some point. When she opens to the table of contents and sees a whole lot of names, it can be quite puzzling to figure out exactly where to start…

A book of stories?

  Growing up, I was fascinated by a popular hardcover collection of biblical stories titled My Book of Bible Stories. It was published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a publishing organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The beautiful pictures and exciting stories about biblical figures and events – the garden of Eden, the flood, the entry…

Christianity and history

I had a discussion with a friend recently, and our discussion veered towards how many Nigerian schools were not teaching history. We reflected on the little instruction in history we both received as young pupils compared to the apparently worse state the subject is in today. Our brief conversation later got me thinking about how crucial…

What is the Bible – really?

The Bible is not just an instruction manual. I think this is one way we debase God’s truth and make it powerless in the modern world. We often refer to the Bible as God’s manual for Marriage, Business, Relationships, Work, Politics, etc. And then we search out scripture passages which apply to these areas. This…

The Bible the Book of Mankind (3) by B.B. Warfield

This is Part 3 of a 3 part article. It was read at the World’s Bible Congress held at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California, August 1-4, 1915.  The vernacular versions, whether of the Scriptures or of the church-offices, which were from time to time attempted or executed throughout the Middle Ages, were not intended…

The Bible the Book of Mankind (2) by B.B. Warfield

This is Part 2 of a 3-part article. It was read at the World’s Bible Congress held at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California, August 1-4, 1915. It goes without saying that the diffusion of the Bible throughout the world might be a matter of little moment — scarcely more than an interesting fact in…

The Bible the Book of Mankind (1) by B.B. Warfield

This is Part 1 of a 3 part article. It was read at the World’s Bible Congress held at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California, USA on August 1-4, 1915. Adolf Harnack1, in repelling the proposal that the faculties of Theology in the German Universities should cease to be faculties of distinctively Christian Theology, and…