How Do We Know the Bible is True?
How can we know that the Bible is true and not fiction? The Bible remains the best selling book in history yet it is debated among scholars and historians as being controversial or outdated.
But Biblical scholars and lay Christians alike revere the Bible as God’s Holy Word that is timeless, accurate and relevant. Certainly, it is true that the Bible contains centuries of Jewish history and its pages contain a number of literary styles from its authors. Yet, the Bible is not just a history book, nor is it just a book about early Jewish literature in the Greco-Roman period. The Bible is a book about Jesus, God’s Son, who was slain on a cross to redeem us from our sins. In fact, Hebrews 10:7 tells us that the entire Bible was written about Jesus and His faithful service to God, His Father. Christians celebrate Jesus as our risen Savior whom we have come to know and to love from the stories of Him that are contained in the Bible.
Our guest post is from Robert Verlarde, who seeks to help us understand that we can trust the Bible as the authentic Word of God. You can read his post here from Focus on the Family. Robert Verlarde is the author of Conversations with C. S. Lewis (Intervarsity Press), The Heart of Narnia (NavPress) and Inside the Screwtape Letters (Baker Books).