Why is the Bible True and other Scriptures False?

dgshaw's picture

This has been a question that has plagued me for a long time, especially given my extensive study of other scriptures in addition to our own and my thorough study of historical/critical reflection on the Bible.

It seems to me either:

A. we must ACCEPT the premise "our scripture is true, theirs are not" on FAITH alone
or
B. we must DEMONSTRATE the premise "our scripture is true, theirs are not" RATIONALLY.

I would relish hearing a sound and sane discussion on this issue.

Thank you.

In Christ

Dan

JeffLogan's picture

Dan said -

Dan said -

    It seems to me either:

    A. we must ACCEPT the premise "our scripture is true, theirs are not" on FAITH alone
    or
    B. we must DEMONSTRATE the premise "our scripture is true, theirs are not" RATIONALLY.

    I would relish hearing a sound and sane discussion on this issue.

Jeff writes -
I don't believe we are left with only these two options. There is plenty of evidence found in scripture to bolster our faith that it is indeed the word of God. Very specific prophecies about Christ and other events are recorded in the Bible and each one that has already been fulfilled has been fulfilled just as foretold. It is not unlike having faith in the law of aerodynamics and then later using that faith to fly.

Second, how did we come to have faith in the Bible? I think it was in a very irrational way. Therefore, is there any need to make a rational argument in favor of scripture? Spiritual things are spiritually discerned and the natural man cannot understand them, they make no sense to him, so he considers them foolishness and rejects them. Wouldn't it be more in keeping with the scripture to present truth and allow God to work on the heart. The most eloquent speech cannot convince the natural heart that there is a God, much less that the Bible is inspired. But the Holy Spirit can cause a man to have faith in what he cannot see or explain.

Lastly, there may be rational reasons why particular writings cannot be considered on a par with the Bible, but that approach is not well accepted by the very ones you wish to convince.


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