By Steve Wells
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible is a harsh feedback of the Bible written by way of Steve Wells. Wells spent a few twenty years gaining knowledge of the Bible, Qur'an, and booklet of Mormon to generate his Skeptic's Annotated Bible. It analyses the King James model of the Bible and is very priceless opposed to King James only-fundamentalists. Steve Wells analyzes quite a few matters that non-Christians and pondering Christians frequently locate untenable with the extra universal presentation of the Bible as literal fact, and of the Bible and God as "good and peaceful." As with different annotations, it presents ongoing statement approximately what passages suggest, what their context is, and why they're there.
Because it focuses basically at the King James model, there are a few barriers whilst arguing with those who use different translations, yet these can often be labored out by way of examining the given verse within the moment translation at a website like "Bible Gateway."
The feedback itself is most appropriate opposed to those that declare the bible is either inerrant and non-contradictory. It's additionally enjoyable to learn the juicy violent and sexual bits which are so usually neglected in church companies and bible institution periods.
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