A Case for the Old Testament: Bible Apologetics Every Christian Should Know
by Teri Dugan
Last week we looked specifically at Old Testament Apologetics every Christian should know. This week we are examining apologetics for the Bible as a whole. Often skeptics will say things like, “some people just got together and made the whole story up” or “the Bible is so old we can’t possibly know if it has been accurately transmitted.”
These claims are not valid, and upon close examination we find that the Bible as a whole is remarkably reliable from a scholarly standpoint!
Historical and Literary Facts About the Bible
If you put 10 people in a room and gave them a subject to write about what would you expect the outcome to be? Would they have the same theme, storyline, and conclusions? Would they have the same personal beliefs and views on the topic and write with the same convictions? The odds fall strongly in favor of no, and we would expect to see a real mess of information in a book of this magnitude, but that is not what we get at all. We get a seamless story!
Amazingly the books of the Bible are so united in their historical and narrative themes, and so remarkably linked to one main storyline from Genesis to Revelation, that the Bible is considered by most scholars to be “A Literary Masterpiece!”…