Many people are of the opinion that the teachings of the Bible are outdated, contradictory, and full of scientific and historical errors. With few exceptions, they have reached these conclusions through second- and third-hand sources rather than their own study of the Bible.
Consider the following statements: Are they…True of False?
- T or F……….The Bible says that God helps those who help themselves.
- T or F……….The books of the New Testament were written centuries after the events they describe.
- T or F……….Cleanliness is next to godliness is in the Bible.
- T or F……….According to the Bible, the earth is flat.
- T or F……….The earliest New Testament manuscripts go back only to the fourth or fifth centuries A.D.
- T or F……….The Bible teaches that the earth is the center of the universe.
- T or F……….The English Bible is a translation of a translation of a translation (etc.) of the original, and fresh errors were introduced in each stage of the process.
How many of these statements do you think are true? The answer is that all of them are false. Yet these false impressions persist in the minds of many, and misinformation like this produces a skeptical attitude toward the Bible.
Many people are of the opinion that the teachings of the Bible are outdated, contradictory, and full of scientific and historical the . With few exceptions, they have reached these conclusions through second- and third-hand sources rather than their own study of the Bible.
Listen to Dr. Kenneth Boa, president of Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers, as he shares the three lines of evidence that support the claim that the biblical documents are reliable. These are the bibliographic test, the internal test, and the external test.
The first test examines the biblical manuscripts, the second test deals with the claims made by the biblical authors, and the third test looks to outside confirmation of the biblical content. (Click here for more information about Dr. Boa)