Who Answers Your Bible Question?
We answer hundreds of Bible-related questions every year, but exactly who answers them?
Normally I do. I am qualified to do so having spent numerous years studying the Bible as well as studying the two principle Bible languages of Hebrew and Greek. I also hold a Bachelor of Divinity theology degree from Cardiff University, Wales, UK (1998), and spent a number of years preaching, mainly around the south Wales area. In addition, I am published, both in internet terms and also through various Christian newsletters/papers here in the UK. Since 2001 (when this internet ministry commenced), I have probably written several hundred articles on various aspects of Christian life and Bible understanding, including answering hundreds of questions. The vast majority of those questions, and the responses, are available to be perused on our website. My outlook is not liberal, I am a Bible-believing conservative, however, occasionally my approach may surprise you; I am not here to 'rubber-stamp' set-in-stone assumptions of the denominations!
Just very occasionally (not too often) a more unusual Bible or Bible-related question comes up and I have three vastly experienced Bible interpreters whom I may consult. One is Baptist, the other two a Presbyterian and a Lutheran. However, I take the final decision as to how the question will finally be handled but I am occasionally grateful for their knowledge, especially their pastoral knowledge. But I don't allow denominational stances to creep in in this manner. On more rare occasions I need some medical input (although I am careful not to give medical advice since I am unqualified to do so), I have a Christian doctor (general practitioner) who makes his advice available to me on the very rare occasions I have needed it in addressing a particular question. This has been of value on several occasions. Nevertheless, I have final editorial control of everything on this website. I think that is my right: I pay for this operation, have put many years of hard work into it and, as already indicated, I am theologically qualified.
So in responding to any Bible question I have no denominational prejudices, never having been a member of any specific denomination, nor any wish to be; I simply look at the Bible and attempt to give a truthful and honest answer to the question. I have absolutely no axe to grind.
Oh, just one final point: a few believe that an operation like this website should be under the control of something like a 'pastoral council,' or a local church congregation. It's really a relic of the age of denominationalism which, I believe, is now just about dead. I'm afraid that my answer to that is something like, 'absolutely no way.' I believe that Protestantism, and the Protestant world, has got itself into a dreadful mess by some appalling leadership and decision-making. Where are the protests against the prosperity teaching and worldly liberalism coming from major Protestant voices? I don't hear them! Where are the protests against the tele-evangelists and their highly-tainted money-based approach? Again, I don't hear them. Since the 1960s we Protestants have just allowed ourselves to be infiltrated and subverted by non-believers and their worldly ways on an incredible scale. And it is now seriously proposed (by a few) that I hand over this operation to some of these people? It is not going to happen. I happen to believe that the Lord called me to set up this operation and I am answerable to Him alone.
However, the above does not mean that I seek to set up a cult, or some individual following, or that I believe that I alone have all the answers! In fact, I encourage all to be open to looking up other answers to their questions from other people who have extensively studied the Bible.
Robin A. Brace.
Editor, UK Apologetics.
Bachelor of Divinity, Cardiff University, 1998.
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