“What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and why are they important?”……Answer: The first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries occurred in 1947 in Qumran, a village situated about twenty miles east of Jerusalem on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A young Bedouin shepherd, following a goat that had gone astray, tossed a rock […]

“What is the canon of Scripture?”……The word "canon" comes from the rule of law that was used to determine if a book measured up to a standard. It is important to note that the writings of Scripture were canonical at the moment they were written. Scripture was Scripture when the pen touched the parchment. This […]

“What is the Q gospel? Is there any evidence for the gospel of Q?”……Answer: The gospel of "Q" gets its title from the German word quelle which means "source." The whole idea of a Q gospel is based on the concept that the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) are so similar that they must […]

“Who divided the Bible into chapters and verses? Why and when was it done?”……Answer: When the books of the Bible were originally written, they did not contain chapter or verse references. The Bible was divided into chapters and verses to help us find Scriptures more quickly and easily. It is much easier to find “John […]

“How do we decide which books belong in the Bible since the Bible does not say which books belong in the Bible?”……Answer: If Scripture is to be our sole authority, on what authority do we know which books belong in the Bible – since the Bible does not state which books should be in the […]

“Did Constantine decide what books belonged in the Bible?”……Answer: It is very important to clarify exactly what role the Emperor Constantine played in the Council of Nicea, what the purpose for the council was, what happened at Nicea, and briefly how the canon-the Bible as we know it-was formed. Constantine was a Roman Emperor who […]

“Is it possible that more books could be added to the Bible?”……Answer: There is no reason to believe that God would present further revelation to add to His Word. The Bible begins with the very beginning of humanity-Genesis-and ends with the end of humanity as we know it-Revelation. Everything in between is for our benefit […]