4 Common Challenges to the Reliability of Scripture.
1. It was written too late.
* Eyewitness testimony
* Early writing
* Contemporary Writers do not dispute.
2. It is only myths and stories.
* Fulfilled prophecy.
* Enemies did not dispute the miracles.
* 39 outside sources with 100 facts about Jesus.
3. It is full of contradictions.
* If there are 2 there is also 1.
* Absolute harmony leads to the discovery of a lie.
4. Time and translation have corrupted it.
* Translations go back to Hebrew and Greek.
* Earliest and most numerous original copies.
So can we trust the Bible? YES!
1. Physical Evidence.
2. Jesus Trusted it and the Church is founded on it.
Main Point: We have reason to believe the Bible is reliable fact and God’s true authoritative Word.