This is one of the most important questions that can be asked concerning Christianity – Can I trust the Bible? How can I know that what the Bible says is actually true? This week we seek to answer it.
It is a question that unfortunately has been skirted around far too often. Seekers and skeptics have asked it, but Christians have not had an answer, and often times provided a bad one. Some have said, “It’s true because I believe in it.” This is not a satisfactory answer because it puts forth truth as relative, and provides room for anything to be true if only you believe in it, including any other holy book. Others have said, “I know it’s true because it changed my life, and it will change yours too if only you would read it.” Reading the Bible does change lives because it is God’s word, but this answer often doesn’t help the one who is questioning the Bible’s authority and truth. Both Mormons and Muslims use this same argument, that you would find their books to be true if you’d only read them.
What I am trying to say is that Christians need to have a better answer for the one who asks questions about the authority of Scripture. They are good questions that some people need answered in order to be able to take that awesome leap of faith and put their trust in Christ. I hope to shed some light on these questions so that the Christian may have an answer for the one who asks them, as well as for themselves to have even more confidence in the Bible.
Also, I hope to shed light on these questions for the one who does not believe in the Lord Jesus or the Bible. I hope these answers help you to understand the Bible more, and see that our confidence in it is not held without reason. The Bible is pivotal to our faith, but is not believed blindly.