Is Something “More” True Because its in the Bible?

by Jonathan Morrow

As Christians we sometimes do things that don’t help our cause.

Sure, they are done from good intentions and with a sincere heart. But they actually take our legs out from under us in the long run.

Sometimes this happens with the way Christians talk about truth. Unfortunately we can be too spiritual for our own good. Let me explain what I mean.

2 Dead Ends: There are two versions of how this plays out in our assumptions or conversations:

(1) Only the Bible gives us truth.

(2) Truth derived from the Bible is in a unique category.

Regarding (1) Only the Bible gives us truth. This is clearly false. There is general and special revelation.

To claim that the Bible is wholly true and without error does not entail that only the Bible gives us truth. I can learn truths about the city of Jericho from the book of Joshua and also other ancient historians / archaeologists.

The Bible does not reveal the elements of the periodic table. These are truths I can discover from outside the Bible.

Regarding (2) Only the Bible gives us truth. I like to ask a question which makes this clearer…

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