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How can we be sure the
Bible is completely true?
Reliability of The Bible
• Think: How do you know any fairy tale is
not a true account of historical events?
• Write down: TWO things you would need
to know in order to have confidence that
any story was a reliable (true) source and
can be trusted.
• Identify the reasons we can
believe what the Bible says
• Explain why I will/will not accept
that the Bible is God’s Word
Think . . .
Why does it matter whether the
Bible is true or not?
Why do so many people choose not
to believe the Bible is true?
All Scripture is God-breathed and is
useful for teaching, rebuking,
correcting and training in
righteousness, so that the servant
of God may be thoroughly equipped
for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16
I have little or
the Bible is
the Bible is
I have some
the Bible is
“To be a Christian we must
know and trust the person of
Jesus Christ. The only way
we can come to know and
trust him is through the
Bible. If we do not read the
Bible, or if we do not accept
the Bible as accurate or
trustworthy, then, we can
never properly accept the
One about whom the Bible
speaks. The Bible is the
foundation of Christianity
upon which depends our
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Why do we
How are the following phenomena significant in
understanding the Bible’s origins and preservation?
Dead Sea Scrolls
Bible translated into Greek
Copied the Bible multiple times
Cave where manuscripts were
Ancient manuscripts of Jesus’ times
Made spread of the Bible possible
First material for written text
Kept the Dead Sea Scrolls in a
Books that Protestants do not
Bible in Latin
Matthew, Mark, Luke – present