Can we trust the Old Testament historically? is a Pete Williams talk recorded at Keswick Convention - 2017 on Bible Interpretation available as CD format.
The big objection in the 19th century was that the Bible isn't true. The big objection in the late 20th century has been that it's not fair. In this series we look first at the objection that scripture is immoral because it is untrue. Then we go through some of today's biggest moral objections to the Bible: what are we to make of war in the Old Testament? What about God commanding the destruction of nations? Doesn't the Bible support slavery? Doesn't the Old
Testament support polygamy? Isn't the Bible as a whole sexist? Isn't it homophobic? How can it be our moral guide today? Isn't the whole thing simply too weird? Can't we have Christianity without such a rigid attachment to the Bible? Can we trust the Old Testament historically? This first talk explores a simple method which you can use to show how the Bible has proven trustworthy in the past: things which were said in the Bible before archaeology began have been shown to be true in amazing ways. A talk by Pete Williams, part one of a four part series.