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Can We Trust the Bible ?

Consider this Bible passage from Psalms 12:6 & then please read the devotional message from Doug Batchelor’s Book: “365 Amazing Answers to Big Bible Questions”

Andrews Study BibleThe words of the Lord are pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.

16 August Devotional Study: Bible Errors

How can anyone believe the Bible is inspired when it’s full of errors?

First, the overwhelming majority of so-called errors in the Bible have been demonstrated to be a lack of understanding on the part of those who make this complaint. They are not errors at all, but simply truth misunderstood. The Bible will always tell you the truth, will never mislead you, and is reliable and authoritative, not only in spiritual matters but also in history and science.

Archaeologists have uncovered more than 25,000 sites that confirm the reliable history found in the Bible. There are over 2,000 fulfilled biblical prophecies, some with great detail, such as what we read in Isaiah 53 about the Messiah. And New Testament eyewitnesses to events are numerous. Most writers either personally saw Jesus or interviewed an eyewitness close to Him.

Some ask, “Were not errors made in copying manuscripts down through the centuries?” It’s true that minor copy errors were made in some manuscripts. Almost all of them are easily explained as simple mistakes in copying. But what is most impressive about this is that only one-fifth of one percent are worth considering, and even these do not affect the clear doctrines of the Bible. It’s interesting that compared to the best copied work in antiquity, the Illiad, which is considered a “sacred” work by some, the New Testament is 25 times more accurate. Even more amazing is that while the Illiad has 643 ancient copies available, the New Testament has more than 24,000!

Satan is always digging up some supposed flaw in Scripture, which is not surprising. He found fault even with God and heaven. Copyists might have miscopied in some cases, but no such supposed happening or any other alleged error affects the truth of God’s Word. Doctrine is built not upon one Bible passage, but upon the total of God’s comments on any subject. There will always be room for doubt to those who prefer to doubt. Yet the harder people work to undermine the Bible, the brighter its light shines.

O Lord, you have preserved your Word through many generations. I can trust the Bible.

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