It seems the definitive work on this today is Tim Keller’s Reasons for God. I had so many friends and family promoting him I had to not only read it, but I listened to his original sermons, which undoubtedly form the basis of the book, read the book and watched the DVD series. IMO he progressively softened the message, and by the time the DVD came out it was hard to find the Truth in it. I observed a lot of waffling and maybe just a bit of truth squeezed in at the end.
I observe other issues with Keller’s messages, I will not go into here.
I like what you wrote here..
“They accuse those who teach Biblical Truth of not teaching what the original languages say because they rely on “tainted” translations.”
“William Tyndale was a formidable scholar who knew seven languages including Hebrew and Greek. His translation of the Bible was the basis for both the Geneva Bible and the King James Bible.”
Seven or eight years ago I picked up the most “tainted” of all translations the KJV. Despite knowing that Tyndall and the translators were such horrible scholars. Anyway in my own walk from RSV, to paraphrases, to NASB, to NIV, to ESV I never have gone back. I do appreciate your own translations too. Clearly the KJV is”tainted”. The best example I’ve seen lately, is their translations of the Hebrew words which they put in English as Judgment and Righteousness, while the more modern translations use the word so popular today, “Justice”. But then even today’s liberal or human reasoning advocates love that word. Literally, over a hundred changes.
“They focus on words and logic, but since faith is outside of Human Reason and totally not understandable by an unregenerate mind, they cannot see it nor grasp it.”
Nothing really wrong with words and logic. Gordon Clark was much better than Keller on these, he used logic soundly, and taught that we have to start from God’s Word, the Bible or we can’t have any knowledge of Truth.
Anyway I would agree, keep preaching.
by Mike Ratliff
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 2 Timothy 3:1-8 (NASB)
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