Why is the Bible Reliable?
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Why is the Bible Reliable?

As Christians, we look to the Bible for wisdom to face all the hot topics in life. But is the bible really all that reliable? Yes! Here are five reasons why:


IT SAYS SO.

The scriptures claim to be "The very words of God" (Romans 3:2), written by people who were guided by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). The human authors of the Bible reguarded their writings as revelations from God (Exodus 24:3-4; Galations 1:12) and took great care in recording the words of God. (Luke 1:1-4; John 21:24).

JESUS SAID SO.

Jesus constantly defended the authority and reliability of Scripture, and he promised the supernatural completion of the new testament (John 10:35; 14:26).


MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE SAYS SO.

Even though we do not have the origional Biblical manuscripts. we can still trust our modern day Bibles. The dead sea scrolls date back to the first century A.D. and verify that the old Testament was handed down through the years with great care. The New Testament is authenticated by thousands of Greek manuscpirts, some as early as the second and third century A.D.- very near the time of the origional documents. No wonder the New Testament is considered the most attested ancient document of its kind!


PROPHECY SAYS SO.

The Bible is packed with prophecies that have been fulfilled with incredible accuracy (Daniel 2,7). Many were written hundreds of years before their fulfillment!


ARCHAEOLOGY SAYS SO.

Excavations in this century have constantly confirmed-rather than contradicted-theaccuracy of scripture.

Despite the doubts of some, it is clear that the Bible is the reliable Word of God, "useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in reighteousnes, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
*Taken from "Hot Topics" in Youth Walk Devotional Bible.

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