Theological Topics

The Historicity and Reliability of the Bible
The Image of God in Man

"18  "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19  "Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:18-19) (NASB)

Articles by Guest Author,

Bob Manning


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No Room at the Inn - No Scribes at the Manger Christmas is approaching. The Jewish religious leaders knew the place where the Messiah was to be born, but they showed no interest in going there to worship Him. God has repeatedly singled out individuals who were not part of the religious Establishment to proclaim His message to listening ears. Christology .PDF file
Does the Earth Still Move? The government of Australia has called for a nation-wide referendum on marriage. The question reads, "Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?" The broader question is this: Does the Divine order and structure of God's creation exist independently of human beliefs? Applied
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Was Caesar Telling the Truth?

We accept as valid Caesar's account of the Gallic Wars. We accept as valid The History of Thucydides. Why do we reject the historicity of the New Testament? Bibliology .PDF file

Adam - The Naked Truth

If Adam was not an historical person, what does that do to Jesus and Paul, both of whom spoke or wrote under the assumption he was? Bibliology .PDF file

The Unsinkable Noah

Jesus' genealogy includes Noah. He said conditions before His Second Coming would be as they were in Noah's day. If Noah was not a real person, where does that leave us? Bibliology .PDF file

Did Jonah Really Swallow the Whale?

Why do Biblical scholars so readily dismiss Jonah? Jesus referred to Jonah nine times in the gospels. He did not take him as a myth. What does that say about Jesus? Bibliology .PDF file

Come Let Us Reason Together

The consequences if Adam, Noah, and Jonah are myths. Historical Criticism and the emasculation of the gospel. Bibliology .PDF file
The Image of God
Caring nurses in a hospital speak profoundly that God created man in His likeness and image. Anthropology .PDF file

About the Author:
Bob Manning was a retired businessman and government representative who lived in Adelaide, South Australia. I learned to know him between 1978-82, when my wife and I and our family lived in Adelaide. Bob was one of the most gifted lay theologians and Bible teachers I have ever met. While he and I might not agree on exactly every one of the finer details of theology, we are definitely on the same page. I whole-heartedly support the thrust of the arguments and the positions he takes in the articles above. Unfortunately, from a human perspective, Bob is no longer with us. He passed away some years ago after battling with chronic and recurring breathing difficulties. The last article expresses his experience on one of his final trips to the hospital. He is gone from this life, and unavailable, but just for a moment. Some day, perhaps sooner than I think, I will reconnect with Bob up in New JerusalemJTB

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Updated January 27, 2022