I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Has God Spoken?Proof of the Bible’s Divine Inspiration, written by Hank Hanegraaff.
Book Description: Using the memorable acronym MAPS, radio host and Bible scholar Hank Hanegraaff masterfully reveals four proofs that confirm the divine origin of the Bible:
M represents the strength of the manuscript itself as many actual fragments have been located
A stands for the archaeological proofs that have been uncovered
P is for the prophecy that has accurately predicted events
S represents the scriptural synergy found in the unity, consistency, and harmony of the sixty-six books
These clearly presented proofs provide powerful indicators that confirm the trustworthiness and divine nature of Scripture, that God has indeed spoken, and that the Bible is the reliable repository of His words.
This book is aimed at substantiating that the Bible is divine in origin, rather than merely just a man-made collaboration. Hanegraaff makes several viable arguments in which he disproves skeptical objections. From details of how manuscript evidence was used to establish our present day Bible, to historical facts that cannot have resulted from anything but divine intervention, Hanegraaff presents a strong argument for his position on the divine nature of the Bible itself.
The chapters of Hanegraaff’s book were cleverly devised. There are four parts to this book. Part One, Manuscript Copies, Part Two, Archaeologists’ Spade, Part Three, Prophetic Stars, and Part Four, Scriptural Lights. Each part is further broken down into chapters which are acronyms of the Title. For instance, in Part One, Manuscript C-O-P-I-E-S has six chapters, Copyist Practices, Oral Culture, Papyrus and Parchment, Internal Evidence, External Evidence, and Science of Textural Criticism.
Hanegraaff makes a compelling argument for his position. He is known to most people as the host of the “Bible Answer Man” radio show, which is broadcast throughout the USA and Canada. In addition, he is the president of the Christian Research Institute.
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