How to determine what books should be included in the Bible is an important topic. This post introduces a multi-part series on criteria of canonicity.
This is part 2 of my summary of the work Forged from Reformation on the relationship between dispensationalism and Reformed Theology. This summary covered several essay on Sola Scriptura.
Bible Difficulties can prove to be a troubling issue in the justification of the Bible's Inspiration. Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe offer several things of help to me, and here I share 6 main points gleaned from what they wrote.
I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
The Biblical God revealed in the Bible should be our starting point, but we need to justify this starting point as well before we begin to study the Bible and Christian doctrine.