John 8:4 (KJV) Circular Reasoning?

John 8:4 (KJV)
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

A common criticism against Christianity is that we use circular reasoning; we prove the Bible by the Bible. This is the same criticism the Pharisees leveled against Jesus; He proved He is God by saying He is God.

The fact is that Jesus had no higher proof to appeal to. God claiming to be God makes perfect sense.

  • It is reasonable for God to appeal to Himself as God
  • It is reasonable for the Bible to appeal to itself that it is true

Furthermore every real truth appeals to itself to verify it is true:

  • If we question whether a certain measurement is an inch we verify it by measuring an inch
  • If we question whether a thing is level we verify it by comparing it to level
  • If we challenge whether a thing is plumb we verify it by comparing it to plumb

The same is the case with an historical event. We verify a witness of an event with a witness of the event.

Only truth can verify truth therefore only God can verify God and only the Word of God can verify the Word of God.

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John 8:4 (KJV) Circular Reasoning?

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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