Episode 25: Is the Bible True?

What if someone asked you, “Why do you believe the Bible is true?” How would you answer? There is more to believing the Bible than our personal experience or blind faith. Today we will help answer the question Why I believe the Bible as we look at 2 Peter 1 and even explore some mathematics. 

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The Bible is True, not just because of Personal Experience

After attending Voddie Baucham's workshop, "Why I Believe the Bible is True" at the Christian Home Educators of Colorado Conference in 2014, my faith and confidence grew just by being able to articulate why I believe the Bible.

Check out Voddie's talk here: Why I Choose to Believe the Bible

The Bible is true because it is a reliable collection of historical documents written down by eye witnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report to us supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claim to be divine rather than human in origin.
— Voddie Baucham

Based on 2 Peter 1:16-21

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,[i] with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Resources to Examine the Authenticity and Historicity of the Bible

Bibliographical Test - http://www.ccel.org/contrib/exec_outlines/ca/ca_06.htm

Professor Peter Stoner's the odds of 8 prophesies coming true - http://www.bereanpublishers.com/the-odds-of-eight-messianic-prophecies-coming-true/

The Gospel Coalition - Jesus and Caesar sources compared - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/sources-for-caesar-and-jesus-compared

You Can Trust the Bible - John MacArthur - http://www.gty.org/resources/positions/P10/You-Can-Trust-the-Bible