Torrey Difficulties in the Bible

Torrey, R.A. – Difficulties in the Bible

In Torrey’s Difficulties in the Bible, he investigates some points that detractors have used to undermine people’s confidence in God’s Word such as Where did Cain get his wife? God hardening Pharoah’s heart, the slaughter of the Canaanites by God, Joshua commanding the sun to stand still, imprecatory Psalms, Jonah and the whale, supposedly mistakes and contradictions, etc.

In Torrey’s Difficulties in the Bible, he investigates some points that detractors have used to undermine people’s confidence in God’s Word such as Where did Cain get his wife? God hardening Pharoah’s heart, the slaughter of the Canaanites by God, Joshua commanding the sun to stand still, imprecatory Psalms, Jonah and the whale, supposedly mistakes and contradictions, etc.

Contents Difficulties in the Bible

Introduction
1. A General Statement of the Case
2. Classes of Difficulties
3. How Shall We Deal with the Difficulties of the Bible?
4. Genesis One-Historical and Scientific?
5. The Antiquity of Man According to the Bible and According to Science
6. Where Did Cain Get His Wife?
7. Jehovah
8. God Hardening Pharaoh
9. The Slaughter of the Canaanites by God
10. Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still
11. Deborah
12. The Sacrifice of Jephtha
13. “Impure” Bible Stories
14. David
15. The Imprecatory Psalms
16. Does the God of Truth and Love Send Lying Spirits and Evil Spirits to Men?
17. Jonah and the Whale
18. Some Important “Contradictions” in the Bible
19. “Mistakes” in the Bible
20. The Two Genealogies of Jesus, the Christ
21. Was Jesus Really Three Days and Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth?
22. How Could Jesus Commend the Action of the Unrighteous Steward?
23. Were Jesus and Paul Mistaken as to the Time of Our Lord
24. Did Jesus Go into the Abode of the Dead and Preach to the Spirits in Prison? Is There Another Probation After Death?

Reuben Archer Torrey

Torrey Revival FiresReuben Archer Torrey (28 January 1856 – 26 October 1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. He graduated from Yale University in 1875 and Yale Divinity School in 1878. Following graduation, Torrey became  Congregational minister in Garrettsville, Ohio, in 1878. After further studies in theology at Leipzig University and Erlangen University in 1882–1883, Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago in 1889, and became superintendent of the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute).

Five years later, he became pastor of the Chicago Avenue Church (now the Moody Church) in 1894.  In 1902–1903, he preached in nearly every part of the English-speaking world and with song leader Charles McCallon Alexander conducted revival services in Great Britain from 1903 to 1905. During this period, he also visited China, Japan, Australia, and India. Torrey conducted a similar campaign in American and Canadian cities in 1906–1907. Throughout these campaigns, Torrey used a meeting style that he borrowed from Moody's campaigns of the 1870s. In 1907, he accepted an honorary doctorate from Wheaton College.Read more

Works by R.A. Torrey

How to Bring Men to Christ, (1893)
Baptism with the Holy Spirit, (1895)
How to Study the Bible with Greatest Profit, (1896)
How to Obtain Fullness of Power in Christian Life and Service (1897)
How to Pray, 
What the Bible Teaches, (1898)
Divine Origin of the Bible,  (1899)
How to Promote and Conduct a Successful Revival, (1901)
How to Work for Christ, (1901)
Revival Addresses, (1903)
Talks to Men About the Bible and the Christ of the Bible, (1904)
The Bible and Its Christ: Being Noonday Talks with Business Men on Faith and Unbelief (1906)
Difficulties in the Bible, (1907)
Studies in the Life and Teachings of our Lord, (1909)
The Higher Criticism and the New Theology (1911)
The Fundamentals: a Testimony to the Truth Editor, (four volumes) ISBN 0-8010-8809-7
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit 
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit: Who He Is and What He Does and How to Know Him in All the Fulness of His Gracious and Glorious Ministry
The Importance and Value of Proper Bible Study
Why God Used D. L. Moody, (1923) (modern reprint by CrossReach Publications, 2016)
The Voice of God in the Present Hour (1917)
Is the Bible the Inerrant Word of God?: And was the Body of Jesus Raised from the Dead? (1922)
The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power, (1924)
The Bible, the Peerless Book: Gods Own Book and Gods Only Book (1925)
How to Succeed in the Christian Life, 
The Gospel for Today
Real Salvation and Whole-Hearted Service
The Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Faith, 
Torrey's Topical Textbook
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Anecdotes and Illustrations
The Deity of Jesus Christ (posts/available on 7/6/2020)
Short article: Keep Praying Until God Answers When He Seems Not to Hear, Trust Him Still (included in Cox Articles on soulwinning)
By R. A. Torrey (1856–1928)
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