Inspiration of the Bible
Rick Wade — A question we often encounter when talking with non-believers
about Christ is, "Why should I believe the Bible?" Or a
person might say, "You have your Bible; Muslims have their
Koran; different religions have their own holy books. What makes
yours special?" How would you answer such questions?
These questions fall under the purview of apologetics. They call
for a defense. However, before giving a defense we need theological
and biblical grounding. To defend the Bible, we have to know what
In this article, then, weíll deal with the nature of Scripture.
Are these writings simply the remembrances of two religious groups?
Are they writings consisting of ideas conceived by Jews and early
Christians as they sought to establish their religion? Or are they
the words of God Himself, given to us for our benefit?
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"In todayís pluralistic climate, many people find it odd that Christians say our holy book, the Bible, is the one true Word of God. Why should we think that? What makes it different from, say, the Quíran or the Bhagavad Gita or the Book of Mormon? It isnít just because itís ours—weíre Christians and Christians use the Bible. Itís because it originated in God, and because of that it is truly unique and authoritative."
Rick is a Research Associate and Publications Manager for Probe. He has a B.A. in communications from Moody Bible Institute, an M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas. Rick's interests focus on apologetics, Christianity and culture, and the changing currents in Western thought.
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