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
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


gad4's picture

Three Answers

The answer can be shown from many different directions.

1. Sites such as Ravi Zacharias' site has many tools through the use of apologetics that show the superiority and truth of the christian religon over others. Here is a radio show of his comparing christianity to other religions.

2. This simple sermon by RA Torrey explains 10 Reasons why the Bible is true.

3. This true story at the Chicago World's Fair shows how superior Christianity is from other religions:

Ill. Theologian Emery Bancroft wrote, "Some years ago a Parliament of Religion was held in Chicago, in connection with the World's Fair. At that Parliament the great ethnic faiths of the world were represented. One by one the leading men arose and spoke for Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and [Islam]. Then Dr. Joseph Cook of Boston, who had been chosen to represent Christianity, arose to speak. 'Here is Lady Macbeth's hand,' he said, 'stained with the foul murder of Duncan. See her as she perambulates through the halls and corridors of her palatial home, stopping to cry, "Out [cursed] spot! Out I say! Will these hands ne'er be clean?"' Then turning to those seated on the platform, he said, 'Can any of you who are so anxious to propagate your religious systems offer any cleansing efficacy for the sin and guilt of Lady Macbeth's crime?' An oppressive silence was maintained by them all....Only the blood of Christ ...can purge the conscience from dead works to serve the living God." He then quoted 1 John 1:7, "And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." With that, he sat down.

Hope these thoughts help.