Category The Reliability and Authenticity of the Bible

Christians can be assured that we follow a Book that is true to its original writing and is true in its contents and message, because of the unparalleled evidence for the preservation of the text of both Old and New Testaments through the centuries, because of the extra-biblical references to many portions of both Testaments, including quotes from many if not all of the books of the Bible, and because of the correspondence of the specific details to the historical, anthropological, geographical, and scientific facts that are addressed in the biblical texts.
Because we can be assured of the Bible’s authenticity and reliability, we can confidently trust the message it contains, and entrust our lives to its truth.

The Referential Theory of Language and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

God has given us unqualified, objective, eternal truth in the Bible. His Word is truth (John 17:17) We can know what it says and what it means, and what God wants us to know by it.Read More

How Many Witnesses? or Is Supporting the Bible From the Bible Circular Reasoning?

How many eye-witnesses are enough to establish a fact? Is it circular reasoning to use the Bible to support facts in the Bible? According to Old Testament Law for the Jews, any testimony was to be received only on the word of two or three witnesses. Within the pages of Scripture, we find many, many witnesses, across hundreds of years, hundreds of miles, and diverse backgrounds and situations, giving first-hand accounts of the most important events in world history.

Nothing is more critical to human reality than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Christ did not rise from the dead, men have no recourse for sin other than judgment. But if Jesus Christ rose from the dead as the Bible proclaims, then every person who ever lives must consider and engage this important fact, for if Christ rose ...

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ


No Christian teachings are more vigorously attacked than the deity of Christ, the message of the gospel of salvation, and the fact of Christ’s resurrection. The apostle Paul wrote, in 1 Corinthians 15, that if Christ is not raised, our faith is in vain and we are still in our sins. Without the resurrection, we remain hopeless for eternity, because we remain under the curse of death forever.

“If he said frequently, with great definiteness and detail that after he went to Jerusalem he’s be put to death and on the third day rise from the grave, and this prediction happened, then everything else he said must also be true.” Smith, Wilbur. Therefore Stand: Christian Apologetics, 1965.

If Jesus Christ rose from the grave, then every word He spoke would be authenticated an...

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The Reliability of the Scripture or Is Our Bible the Real Thing?

Is Our Bible the Real Thing?

Are the documents we possess the same as the original documents? How do we know?

Were the original documents truly written at or around the time they cover rather than written many centuries after the facts?

The Bible consists of the original Hebrew Scriptures, which are called The Old Testament in the Bible, plus the New Testament.

Old Testament

The Hebrew Scriptures are called the Tanakh, or the Mikra, meaning “what is read”.  It was originally written in Hebrew, with sections of Daniel & Ezra written in Aramaic. Tanakh consists of three sections:

Torah – the first 5 books of the Bible, which we call Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)

Prophets (Nevi’im) – 2 sub-sections:

Former Prophets:               Joshua       Judg...

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