Ask the Pastor 7
How do we know the Bible is true?
Christianity is based upon the Bible, that it is the word of God and therefore is true. We accept that fact by faith, but is there logical evidence as to the truthfulness of the Bible. As it happens there are several logical reasons of the truthfulness of the Bible. We will begin by looking at the Bible as a great literary work and apply the rules to it as we would any piece of literature. First, we see the miracle of biblical unity. The Bible was written over a period of 1500 years by 40 different authors, these authors came from many different walks of life; they were prophets, kings, scholars, fishermen, shepherds, statesmen, some were highly educated and others were not. Yet, over all these years and with this variety of authors we see that the Bible retains the same theme of redemption from beginning to end. Our Lord Jesus Christ is throughout and the Old Testament fits into the New Testament or as it has been said, the New is in the Old concealed while the Old is in the New revealed. The Bible is linear, it has a beginning and an end, even though it was written in the Eastern culture which is circular in its reasoning. The Bible views its characters without bias, warts and all and the life of our Lord Jesus was lived and recorded out in the open for all to see and be recorded in secular history as well. Let’s continue these thoughts in our next article, so stay tuned.