The Bible In The Bible

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Some claim that because Christians do not have the original manuscripts of various books of the Bible that our faith is based upon myths, could vary from translation to translation, and is not accurate because it was written by man. However, the evidence that the Bible is a trusted source for information speaks for itself through its scientific accuracy, historic accuracy, and its prophetic accuracy. In addition, there is substantial evidence that the author of the Bible are reliable, the manuscripts that we have are accurate, and the inspiration of God in the Bible. The teachings of the church are in communion with science and history. Yes, people of the church may have once believed that the earth was flat and that the earth was the center …show more content…
It is known that the human race is fallible and not omniscient. However, this does not mean that everything that a human does is flawed or incapable of being correct, but it does mean that it is justified to question the works done by man. In terms of the Bible, one valid reason that we can trust what is written in the Bible is because of the prophecies that are fulfilled by Jesus. "Approximately 2,500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2,000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors (Ross 1)." Just a few examples: The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem is found in Micah chapter five verse two, the Messiah will be betrayed by one of his followers is found in Psalm chapter forty-one verse nine, and the Messiah will be raised from the dead is found in Psalm chapter sixteen verse …show more content…
The textual evidence is greater for both the Old and New Testaments than any other historically reliable ancient document. For example, the New Testament was written in the first century A.D. and had around two thousand manuscripts, and was copied a hundred years after the original. A hundred years after the original does seem like an extremely large gap at first but in comparison to trusted historical articles that are studied today it is a rather small one. For example, Caesar’s Gallic Wars was written in the first century B.C. There are only 10 manuscripts in existence. The earliest textual evidence we have was copied 1,000 years after the original. Aristotle’s Poetics was written in the fourth century B.C. There are only 5 manuscripts in existence. The earliest textual evidence we have was copied 1,400 years after the original (ICR 1). Also, the New Testament accepts the teachings of the Old Testament which even further confirms its accuracy. With all of this, it is not a leap of faith to view the Bible as a trustworthy source. Also, having disbelief in the Bible due to the various translations and lack of original manuscripts would have to deem various ancient historical documents that are held in high esteem false as

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