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Voddie Baucham: “Why I choose to believe the Bible”–Fundamental Astuteness on Christian Apologetics, parts 5 & 6

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“Is that your final answer? I hope its not. voddie-baucham.jpgLet me give you an answer to that question that I believe is better than ‘I was raised that way’ or its better than “Well I’m Southern Baptist and that’s the way we believe’ or its better than “I tried it, and it worked for me” Let me tell you why I choose to believe the Bible. I don’t believe the Bible because I was raised that way—because I wasn’t. I don’t choose to believe the Bible because I tried it and it worked for me. My mother’s Buddhism worked for her—that’s why she was a Buddhist! I need something more than just ‘because it works’. Here’s the answer—I’ll give it to you and unpack it for you:

I choose to believe the Bible because it is a reliable collection of historical documents written down by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report [of] supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claimed that their writing are divine rather than human in origin.”



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March 17, 2008 at 8:32 am

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  1. Very disappointed with his ministry. I bough through the internet 2 copies of this preaching in july last year, and they NEVER sent me the CD’s. I called them several times as well as left several messages and nobody replied! In my vocabulary, it’s STEALING from another brother!


    February 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    • its also a large ministry and accidents happen. I doubt they looked at your phone number on the caller id and thought, ‘o, its the guy we stole from, lets not pick up’, prob just busy. they don’t need your money, so they dont need to steal it, so i think it was just a bad accident.


      October 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    • I suggest you check to see if you were ever charged for the CDs. I suspect that you weren’t. If you wrote a check, you can have that money returned. Things happen, but most likely, they simply lost the order.


      May 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

  2. thank you for coming to GRACE CHURCH in Napa speak at the conference!!! we needed that!!! praying for your ministry!!!! God Bless, Jan Kane

    jan kane

    July 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

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