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       CMI-TV      Classes for Bereans

           In-Depth Bible Teaching - Acts 17:11                    

This series will enable Bible students to learn how to use readily available tools on the Internet to assure themselves that your understanding of a passage is what God truly wrote.

There remains no limit to the heart knowledge available to the student willing to prayerfully study and apply the rules of proper Bible interpretation - the method demonstrated by Ezra in the Old Testament.This will be a hands on course applying this technique for you to search the Scriptures.

The series will begin by allowing you to  understand that the Bible translation you hold in your hand is truly the Word of God. Additional classes will show you how to use  tools of Bible study - concordances, lexicons, Greek grammar, and more. Tools that are easily and freely available on the Internet.

Unlocking Your Bible Using

the Literal-Historical-Grammatical Study Method

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Part 1 - This video/audio demonstrates that the Bible translation you hold in your hand is an accurate representation of the text penned by the writers of the Bible.

Dr. Congdon presents a comparison of the reliability of our Bible to the reliability of the ancient writings of Plato, Tacitus, Herodotus, and Aristotle. Since we have no original manuscripts of any of these ancient writings, but only copies from a later date than when first penned, can we trust that what we are reading is what they originally wrote?

When compared, we find that our Bible has the greatest reliability with the shortest span or "gap" of time between original documents and oldest copies still in existance, the Bible's reliability is greater by a factor of 10.  

For example, there is a gap of 1450 years between Aristotle's original manuscript and our oldest copy of his writing. But the Bible has only a "gap" of 70 years to our oldest partial copy of the original. Yet, it is the Bible's accuracy that is questioned and not Aristotle's writings, why?

Following this look into literature, Dr. Congdon presents the history of our English Bible and a discusses the manuscript families used to produce our English translations.