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


michael_legna's picture

We rely on history to support our choice of revelation

We all rely on some source outside of the Scriptures for their inerrancy. Augustine is famed for having put it this way - "I would not believe the holy Gospels if it were not for the authority of the Holy Catholic Church."

That too is the same type of basis the typical Israelite had for their acceptance of the Scriptures in the form of the Old Covenant. They accepted their leadership.


Because the leadership came down passed from hand to hand from men who had personally witnessed the miracles in the writings and knew the doctrines from direct teaching from the writers and so knew what was trust worthy and what was not.