Is the Bible reliable?

Session 1 – Can we trust the Bible?


  • The authenticity of the original documents
    • Are they genuine?
  • The historicity of the original documents
    • Are they accurate?
  • The veracity of Scripture
    • Is it true?
  • The inspiration of Scripture
    • Is it the Word of God?
Health Warning!
  • Attacking the Bible is futile

“The Bible is a rock from which all the hammers of criticism have never chipped a single fragment.”

Sir Isaac Newton
  • Defending the Bible is unnecessary

“Defend it? I would as soon defend a lion. Turn it loose.”

C. H. Spurgeon
  • The Bible is impregnable to forced entry
  • But accessible to all who come to it with the keys of faith and submission
  • Scholarship is encouraged in the Bible; The treasures of the Bible are not to be found through serendipity, lying on the surface

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Tim. 2:15 KJV

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