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Why Should We Trust the Bible? (Video)

Why Should We Trust the Bible?

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The Bible is the most well attested ancient document of any religion. That’s not just hype. Both Christian and non-Christian scholars agree that [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]the Bible has more manuscript support than any other book of antiquity[/inlinetweet]. However, just because a book was copied a lot in the past doesn’t mean we can trust it. Does it?

Why Should We Trust the Bible?

In September of 2014, Dr. Douglas Groothuis visited Credo House in Edmond OK. Over the course of three days he recorded 30 lectures for his course Christian Apologetics 101.

When we finished filming the course itself, we sat down with Dr. Groothuis to ask him some of the most common questions apologist are asked and are asking.

Video Transcript

Well, the basic point is that the Bible is historically reliable. It’s not full of myths and legends. It gives a unified worldview. It provides meaning for every area of life. And we don’t have to take some blind leap of faith to believe that.

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]The Bible is well substantiated by the evidence of history and also by the evidence of science and philosophy[/inlinetweet] because there is good independent reason to believe there is a creator/designer, God. The Bible affirms that. And in fact, given the human condition (the fact that we have guilt) the Bible explains that as the result of sin, and Christ provides the answer to that problem. It’s very clearly and systematically laid out in Scripture.

So in the course, I develop a much richer more detailed argument for why we should trust the Bible; but it stands alone with respect to all the other holy books in the world’s religion as very well confirmed/verified, deeply enmeshed in history, and therefore something real that we can relate to and understand.

Feedback

What do you think about what Dr. Groothuis said? Does what he said make sense, or is it flawed? Because the Bible is so central to the Christian religion, it’s veracity is of upmost importance.

Voice your opinion in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Why Should We Trust the Bible? (Video)

  1. Higher Criticism is the greatest threat today to Christianity. It will decimate the Christian Faith. Here is an example of the disastrous consequences of introducing Higher Critical Thinking into Christian churches:

    https://lutherwasnotbornagaincom.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/a-review-of-making-the-case-for-christianity-by-john-bombaro-and-other-lcms-lutheran-theologians-part-6/

  2. I agree that the historicity of the Bible is critical in deciding if it is trustworthy. However, I believe a better witness of the validity and reliability of the Bible is the testimony of Christ. Throughout the Gospels he affirmed that it is trustworthy. And it is important to note that his testimony does not need any witnesses for it to stand. He is Amen and Amen.

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