002 – Evidence that the Bible IS the Word of God

Dead Sea Scrolls

Summary:

Critics have attacked the Bible, claiming that it is the work of men and not God, and discrediting its validity for the following 3 reasons:  1)  The Bible has no historical validity, its stories and characters are mythological.  2)  The multiplicity of translations has resulted in meaning and stories being “lost in translation”.  3)  The transmission throughout the centuries, even within the original languages, has introduced error and discrepancies.  In this podcast episode Marla Ilona of City Bible Group provides compelling evidence that the Bible IS the authentic Word of God, by:  1) Providing scholarly archaeological evidence that the Bible IS historically accurate.  2)  Identifying which Bible translation is accurate, reliable and trustworthy.  3)  Providing scholarly evidence that there is very little difference between our current King James Bible and the ancient manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls that date back well over 2000 years.  Marla Ilona also shows how the devil is still using his original strategy, which succeeded in making Adam and Eve fall, to make us fall today.  The next episode will discuss the … Continue reading

Who are the 24 Elders of the Book of Revelation?

Q&A from Podcast Episode No. 1: The Origin of the Great Conflict between Good and Evil

Question: Who are the 24 elders who are in heaven?

Answer:

Traditionally, it’s been taught that the 24 elders are the saints who resurrected at the time of Jesus’s death. There are two scriptural foundations for this view. First, in Revelation 5:8-10 we read about a scene that’s unfolding in the throne room after the apostle John has wept because no one is found worthy to open the scroll:

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll,? and to open its seals;?For You were slain,?And have redeemed us to God by Your blood?Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God;?And we shall reign on the earth.” (New King James Version)
So this passage has been understood to mean that these Elders are redeemed by Jesus’ blood. The scripture … Continue reading

001 – Origin of the Great Conflict between Good and Evil

In today’s show we’ll be laying the foundation for understanding the main plot that runs throughout the entire Bible and talking about Heaven, what it is, who lives there, and how it’s governed. Continue reading