2 Samuel 22:31
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:21
Many argue that “The Bible cannot be trusted because it’s written by men!” Does that mean anything said or written by “men” is untrustworthy? What about textbooks used in classrooms worldwide? Can the words of the one making the argument be trusted because they’re also a person? More importantly, the Bible’s clear that God is the ultimate author of Scripture (1 Thessalonians 2:13). All of Scripture is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16; NIV); the human authors wrote as they were “moved” by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21).
The Bible is trustworthy in all that it says because it’s the revelation of the one true, living God — the God who cannot lie, is all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere existing, infinite, eternal, unchanging, good, and perfect.
If one is willing to look, confirmations of this eternal truth are everywhere. Historically, no other history is close to the veracity of the Bible’s history. The Bible has more manuscripts written closer to the original events than any other trusted historical record. And over 20,000 archaeological discoveries have confirmed biblical history.
The Bible is extraordinarily unique, written over 1,500 years, on three different continents, in multiple languages, by 40-plus authors from remarkably diverse backgrounds. The fact that the Bible is utterly cohesive and focused on the singular theme of Christ from beginning to end is tremendous testimony of its supernatural nature.
It’s often asserted that science has disproved the Bible. Answers in Genesis has thousands of resources demonstrating the exact opposite! Real science repeatedly confirms the Bible and constantly unveils the faulty worldview bias leading secular scientists to erroneous conclusions about unseen history. My previous book, Quick Answers to Tough Questions, concisely deals with many of these issues.1
Fulfilled prophecy puts the Bible in a supernatural league all its own. The Bible contains hundreds of fulfilled prophecies of future events, often hundreds of years before they occur, with 100% accuracy, which demands divinity.
A forceful demonstration of the Bible’s unrivaled truthfulness is that only the biblical worldview can self-consistently make sense of all reality without contradicting itself. The attributes and actions of the biblical God alone provide the only rational reason for the existence of the material world and non-material things like the laws of logic, laws of nature, and absolute morality — things that cannot be seen, tasted, or touched but are absolutely real. These immaterial realities must be true for us to live, think, and function but make no sense without the biblical God and humans made in His image.
Without the biblical worldview being true, you wouldn’t be able to coherently ask the initial question! Since only the Bible can consistently explain knowledge, logic, truth, and our ability to use them, the very ability to ask is confirmation of the exclusivity of biblical truth!2
1 There are also numerous articles, videos, and resources on our website, answersingenesis.org, that powerfully demonstrate the scientific confirmation of biblical history.
2 For more on this, see Jason Lisle’s book, The Ultimate Proof of Creation (Green Forest, AR:Master Books, 2009).