In part 2 of the series "Got Questions?", Pastor Dave addresses an issue that is critical to understanding and accepting the Christian faith: How do we know the Bible is reliable?
What can you say to someone who believes in God, but doesn't necessarily believe the Bible since it was written by men, and therefore doesn't believe that Jesus is the only way?
The first thing to do is find out what exactly they believe -- what they think God is like, and why. Because "having faith" doesn't matter. It's the object of faith that matters.
Faith is not just believing Jesus lived, died, and rose; it's trusting him in our daily lives, following him, and allowing our faith in him to shape who we are.
The second thing to do is ask them, "How would you expect God to communicate?"
It seems reasonable to expect him to want to communicate and be understood, just like we do. And being God, you would expect him to be able to do so clearly, powerfully, truthfully, and in a way that indicates a perspective that is higher than our own.
The Bible matches all of those criteria, and far surpasses any other historical or religious document in terms of faithfulness to the original text.
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