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The Evidence Bible
Deciding it was definitely time, I recently ordered a new Bible. My last being an English Standard Version, I switched back to the New King James translation. There were many contenders, and I liked each for a specific feature that it included. However, while I was drawn to one feature, I felt others were missing. Ultimately, my choice went to The Evidence Bible: All You Need To Understand and Defend Your Faith with a commentary by Ray Comfort.
I have encountered criticism of Comfort. People point to his lack of a formal seminary education. Some laugh at him because he often chooses to preach on street corners. Others decry his theology claiming he preaches a Lordship Salvation. (The beginning belief in Lordship Salvation has been ascribed to John MacArthur and has been debated since the 1980s). One only has to study what Comfort is saying, rather than take it out of context.(At the end of this article, I will include a letter written by John Piper to a friend. It helps to illustrate the differences and misunderstandings between the proponents of Lordship Salvation--not to be confused with salvation by works---and those who believe Grace is enough).
While it is true that Comfort, a former surfer from New Zealand, lacks a seminary education. The same can be said of many pastors. A much loved motivational speaker of the prosperity gospel runs a mega-church, yet lacks understanding of biblical doctrines and cannot clearly state the path to salvation. Despite this pastor's statements that he will not preach about hell or anything negative, most rush to defend him. Ray Comfort knows his scripture and he chooses to live it daily.
The Evidence Bible contained endorsements from Franklin Graham, Norman Geisler, James Kennedy, and others. Included are a Bible Reading Plan, Concordance, and in-text articles by Comfort and others. What really appealed to me; though, were all of the commentaries that are included throughout (there is a 16 page commentary index), and topical content section of Bible verses.The line spacing has made it easier to highlight and underline specific passages. If I had to find a complaint, it would be its heftiness in comparison to my other Bibles. Most likely, this will not be my Bible of choice to carry with me; however, it will be a great addition as my new study Bible.
The Evidence Bible can be purchased from online retailers such as Amazon.com
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Disclaimer: The Evidence Bible was purchased by the reviewer. Neither Ray Comfort nor Bridge-Logos offered compensation for a positive review. The opinions expressed within are those of the reviewer alone
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