Evidences of the Divine Authority of the Bible, Benjamin Franklin

History tells of two Benjamin Franklin’s—one was the more famous “Founding Father” of the American Revolution, 1776 (below left). This one is perhaps best known for his experiments with electricity while flying a kite with a key tied to the string (an event that was not actually documented); the other Benjamin Franklin, who was a descendant of the earlier Franklin’s brother, and named after the Founding Father, was a preacher of the Restoration Movement (below right). He was at one time a “household name” among perhaps 1000s of families of Christians across the country in the mid- to –late 1800s. One of the most well-known legacies of the latter among our churches is a two-volume collection of sermons called “The Gospel Preacher” Vols. 1 & 2 (exact year? about 1870). These volumes contain some of the finest sermons from that period. I have posted an audio version of Sermon Number 1 from Vol. 1 called “Evidences of the Divine Authority of the Bible.” Brother Franklin uses the Bible and logic to demonstrate the truth of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and then shows how Jesus resurrection verifies the Divine authority of the Bible. Yes. Preachers were dealing with issues that like this even back then!!

Evidences of the Divine Authority of the Bible

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