Is The Bible Authenic
Or Is It Contrived
This post is not an effort to interpret the Bible. It is focused on the issue of Bible authenticity. Is the Bible really a credible source we can take, read, believe, and live? That’s the question for this post.
Before we answer, there are three things we need to understand:
One, this question has been researched, studied, and discussed in every generation over the last two thousand years.
Which is to say this is not a new question. The Bible has been rigorously investigated by hundreds of scholars ever since it was completed. The topic has been well exercised.
Two, there are many critics who question the Bible and work very hard to disprove it.
In fact, there are just as many people who argue against the credibility of the Bible and attempt to disprove it as there are people who work to substantiate its claims.
This, however, is an argument for the validity of the Bible. As yet, there is no conclusive proof the Bible is anything but authentic.
- If the Bible did not make a significant contribution to society
- If there wasn’t a correlation between Bible teaching and the understanding of morality in society
- And if there wasn’t a lot of evidence substantiating its message already
No one would care.
No one cares if the Koran isn’t a genuine document. No one is attacking the Book of Mormon. Both of these books are significant. Neither carries the same weight as the Bible. They don’t even register on the scale.
Mormon families are even subscribing to Bible-based Sunday School materials for their children. Maybe there isn’t enough meat in the Book of Mormon to capture their interest.
The bottom line is, all the effort to attack the Bible is actually evidence for it.
Three, all we can do in one brief post is scratch the surface. The following outline is just a brief framework around which further study should be encouraged. [Read more…] about 9 Proofs The Bible Is Authentic