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


Carlmiller85's picture

reply to easily swayed. . . .

Stephen -

Just a thought, but there's always the gift of discernment from God through the Holy Spirit that teaches us what the truth is from God and what is not the truth. This gift seems to be losing it's use, as more and more people turn to others asking what they think instead of asking God what He thinks, which is critical to our understanding of the Word.

Proverbs 18:15
15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
1 Corinthians 2:13-15
13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Also, scripture below. . .I know is usually used regarding spiritual warfare, however God is a power who makes His Word cover and apply to more than just one issue or topic.

2 Corinthians 10
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

In Christ, Carl