We like things that are reliable. Reliable means we can trust it; find it reassuring.
A common claim is that the Bible isn’t reliable. This conclusion doesn’t come from reading the Bible but usually some modern work that is eventually discredited.
I know you’re smart enough to catch the irony.
When we say that the Bible is reliable we mean that what we read today is what was written by the original author.
The truth is, the Bible is the most reliable ancient work. The overwhelming volume of manuscripts reveal a consistency not found in any other written work. The proximity to the original source is also unprecedented.
The Bible is reliable but how can we be sure that the authors were being honest? Coming up next.