8.26.2006

Bible reliability

Q. How can we know the Bible is really reliable?

A.
The Bible is an amazing book. It's accuracy has been proven time and again by various archaeological excavations. Locations thought by many to be mere legend have actually been uncovered and conclusively proven to exist. Historical documents not included in the canonized books often refer back to the people and places mentioned throughout the Bible, including Jesus.

Outside of the physical evidence, there are further indicators of the Bible's reliability. Some of these lie in commandments and their consequences. Many of the hygiene laws in the Old Testament have been found scientifically correct, even in our modern world. And when the basic commandments are ignored, some consequence occurs. We can plainly see this today in our broken homes and families, among other things. No other book has ever given such precise instructions for the way we should really live.

Further evidence for the Bible's reliability lies in it's multiple fulfilled prophecies. No other book has so accurately predicted so many realized events, prophesied so far in advance.

Evidence for the Bible's accuracy is all around us, even in nature. We simply need to start defining life from the Bible instead of defining the Bible the way we would like it to read.

Recommended reading: This is a basic answer to a complex question, but there is plenty of good material on the subject. For now, we recommend "The Case For Christ" by investigative reporter Lee Strobel. This book examines the historical accuracy of the Gospel's claims about Jesus using archaeological, historical and scientific information.

Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ:  A Journalist's Personal Investigation...

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