Is The Bible Reliable?

“Do you believe that the Bible is reliable?”

“Yes, of course!”

“You do know that it is filled with errors, right?”

“What kind of errors?

“Scholars call them, ‘textual variants..

“Yeah, I have heard that. Do you know what they mean by ‘variant?’

“Yes, they are errors that were made in the copying of the New Testament.”

“Well, they are not what you think they are.”

“What do you mean?’

“I mean, a ‘variant, is really just a misspelled word, a grammar or punctuation error.”

“I thought they were changes in the text, you know, the story.”

“No the story is still the same today as it was in the original autographs that were first written.”

“You mean the story was not changed each time the New Testament was copied?”

“No. The text that describes Jesus claiming to be God, the miracles He performed to prove He is God, the crucifixion and resurrection, these things have never been changed.”

“So, why do some scholars state that we can’t trust the New Testament because it has been changed?”

“These supposed ‘scholars,’ are not experts who believe the Bible, or that God exists. Many of these persons who are called ‘scholar,” are atheists who don’t believe in God.”

“What, are you kidding me? They don’t believe that God exists but they went to college and got a Ph.D.”

“Yes, many of these persons did this just so they could refute the Bible, because they don’t believe that it is true.”

“How can a person go to school and get a Ph.D., just so they can prove that God is not real. That doesn’t make sense.”

“No, it doesn’t, but it is true. You see, some atheists are so militant in their hatred of Christ and those who follow Him that they spend their whole lives trying to change the minds of believers and make them atheists too.”

“That is terrible. What kind of person would do such a thing?

“A person who hates God.”

“I thought you said they don’t believe in God. Why would someone who doesn’t believe God exists, spend so much time and effort to try and convince people of  something they don’t believe exist.”

“I know, crazy, isn’t it?”

“So, the Bible is reliable, then?”

“Yes, absolutely. The story that men wrote about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is true and we can trust it.”