I was impressed with the book and managed to highlight more than 150-passages from it for future reference!
In 28 chapters, Ham & Hodges (editors & authors) seek to give some great information supporting Christian apologetics. Each chapter is written by an author who brings authority on such subjects as whether the Old and New Testaments are reliable, how we should interpret Scripture, and whether there are contradictions in the Bible.
In the book, Ham and Hodges remind Christians of the continuing trend to remove the Bible from its God-given status as Holy and Inspired and sadly accept the words of fallible men and women who attempt to undermine its authority.
Some of what I highlighted in the book:
Over the decades, millions upon millions of Americans, one person at a time, have been indoctrinated to believe in the idea of evolutionary naturalism and millions (billions!) of years and thus to doubt and ultimately disbelieve the Bible as true history.
Each subsequent generation has become more firm in the belief that if the first part of the Bible (which is the foundational history for all Christian doctrine, including the gospel) is not true, how can the rest be? Biblical authority is undermined, the Bible’s credibility is destroyed, and the Christian influence in the culture is eroded.
We need a new reformation in our churches. Christians need to be figuratively nailing Genesis chapters 1–11 on the doors of churches and Christian colleges/seminaries, challenging God’s people to return to the authority of the Bible.
C.S. Lewis stated, “The art of inventing little irrelevant details to make an imaginary scene more convincing is a purely modern art.” He added, “As a literary historian, I am perfectly convinced that whatever else the Gospels are, they are not legends. I have read a great deal of legend and I am quite clear they are not the same sort of thing.”
It is increasingly difficult to understand how Christians, who believe in the New Testament miracles of Jesus, fail to believe the miracles of the creation week in Genesis.
If we distrust God’s Word in Genesis, then we will be inconsistent in how we interpret the Word of God and will have a tendency to distrust other portions of Scripture.