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Why do you believe that the Bible is true?

Careful research and examination show other holy books to be false.
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1. The Quran denies the historical fact of the crucifixion and claims salvation might be obtained by good works outweighing bad works. But once one is guilty of sinning against God, they need forgiveness, for guilt can never be erased with good deeds.
2. The Book of Mormon has no archaeological support and plagiarises the book of Isaiah straight out of the King James Version. Also, their erroneous concept of God is that He is finite. They claim God was once a man like us who came a God. But this leads them to the illogical claim of an infinite regress of finite gods.
3. Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Jewish Messiah in the Old Testament as well as resurrected from the dead. Most Jews have rejected their Messiah just as Isaiah prophesied (Isaiah 53).

Careful research and examination show the Bible to be true.

1. Historically accurate. For example, Dr. Collin Hemer’s research found no errors in the Book of Acts (www.harvardhouse.com/acts-credible.htm)
2. Logical plan of salvation. Goodness never erases guilt and this is why God had to stand in our place, take the punishment we can not take, and offers us a pardon (forgiveness) of our crimes.
3. Archaeological supported (www.bib-arch.org).
4. Coherent concept of God. I personally expect the infinite creator of the universe to be beyond my full comprehension, but not apprehension as with Mormonism.
5. Fulfilled prophecies (www.reasons.org/fulfilled-prophecy-evid…
6. Resurrection (see www.garyhabermas.com).
7. The confirmation of the Holy Spirit.

I don’t believe the Bible – men wrote it

Of course men wrote the Bible.  Who claims any differently!  The implication here is that the bible is not from God but just a man-made book.  But just because men wrote the bible does not mean God did not have a hand in its authorship.   If God can create the Universe, can’t He inspire a select number of people to accurately write down some books for Him?

2 Timothy 3:16  “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, …”

Matthew 7:12  “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

When I read other peoples writings, I do not convict them as being guilty of lying until proven innocent, in part because I don’t want people doing that to me.  Therefore, people who also hold to the Golden Rule should extend the same liberty to the bible as they do their own writings.

Our English bible’s are mistranslated. Why trust them?

‘If one of the 10 Commandments is ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ then why are so many people killed in wars fought in the name of God?’ The most popular answer to Bearcat’s question is that this Commandment is really referring to ‘murder’, not to ‘kill.’ In other words, the Biblical Commandment ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ was not correctly translated.

If this is true (and it’s a Biggy) then were other passages from the Bible also translated incorrectly? And if that is the case, how can we trust anything we read in today’s modern English Bible? In fact, wouldn’t we be unwise to trust anything we read in a book that was incorrectly translated?

Answer

In fact, wouldn’t we be unwise to trust anything we read in a book that was incorrectly translated?
Are you going to disregard all books over any errors? If you find anything wrong in a science book, are you going to disregard all of it? If you find an error in the phone book, are you going to disregard all of it?

I’ll guess you are not a bible scholar and yet you were able to discover some mistranslations. And I’m sure this it was not too difficult since there are plenty of critics on the internet and academia picking the English versions apart looking for errors. So one reason the recent English translations (ESV, NASB) can be trusted is because they have corrected all meaningful mistranslations the bible scholars of the publishers as well as the critics have detected.