You Can Trust the Bible

Flawed Objections


These days, it seems that every time you turn around there's a new scholar, book, or article decrying the reliability of the Bible. How do we account for variations between biblical manuscripts? Even more, how can we be sure that our Bibles contain the right books? Michael Kruger, one of today's leading scholars in the study of the origins and development of the New Testament joins Mark Mellinger to discuss why Christians today can have confidence in the reliability of Scripture.

Mark Mellinger is the Indiana Public Affairs Director for Bott Radio Network and talk show host for 1090 Today, a radio program that showcases local ministries and encourages Christian living. Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.


What doubts have you personally experienced about the Bible? How did you work through them? What kinds of resources strengthened your confidence in the reliability of Scripture?
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What are some of the biggest objections you face concerning the reliability of the Bible? Do you feel equipped to answer them? If not, what can you do to increase your confidence?
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Did this discussion answer any lingering questions you've had about the Bible? If so, which ones? How has it encouraged your walk with Christ as a result?
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In light of this discussion, would you say you have a better understanding of how to navigate questions about the reliability of Scripture? If so, how? What are some steps you could take to continue growing in your knowledge about this subject going forward?
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Do you have any doubts or questions that this discussion failed to address? If so, what are they? Who can you reach out to for help with your concerns?
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Despite the many objections circulating today, Christians can have utmost confidence in the reliability of Scripture. Don't be afraid to offer evidence for the trustworthiness of the Bible. As you grow in your confidence, help those around you to understand that we can rely on the Word of God. And in doing so, lead them boldly to Jesus Christ—the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). 


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