This session will expand on the 7th Article of Faith: “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly.” To understand the Bible requires considerable study, not only because of translation issues but because books of the Bible were written by people who lived as many as three thousand years ago in cultures not even remotely similar to our own, in languages that few readers now understand, and translated from manuscripts whose originals no longer exist. Fortunately, there is a large growth industry whose mission is to provide aids for Bible study. Unfortunately, many are sectarian and intend to persuade rather than to enlighten. This session will analyze the nature of the problems facing Bible students and Bible lovers and offer some suggestions to make the Bible more accessible.
William J. (Jack) Worlton