The Bible is just a book of myths and fairy tales.
The Bible is full of errors and contradictions.
The Bible was not inspired by God, but written by corrupt men in order to manipulate people.
The Bible is not compatible with science.
The Bible supports racism, slavery, and rape.
The list goes on…and on…and on…and on.
These accusations aren’t exactly anything new. The Bible has been under attack for centuries on end, and it is by far the most scrutinized work of literature in all of history.
And yet it still stands.
But I’m not writing this as a clap-back to skeptics of the Bible…my heart actually goes out to them. While there are obviously those who are deadset on destroying the Bible’s credibility, there are others who actually have sincere, legitimate questions and concerns that need to be addressed.
In reality, I feel the need to write this specifically for my fellow believers.
Why? Because it seems to me that when shots are taken at the Bible, far too many of us are either baited into “mousetrap” arguments, or we feel ill-equipped to give any kind of response at all.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You don’t have to be a seminary student or seasoned theologian to give thoughtful, logical answers to a Bible skeptic. Nor do you have to lose your cool when some of them are simply looking to pick a fight.
God’s Word has stood and will continue to stand…whether we choose to defend it or not. But I don’t believe that any true lover of God and His Word is willing to just sit on the sidelines while the Bible is continuously mocked and misrepresented.
So, having said all of that, I’m beginning a series of posts that deal with some of the common misconceptions and accusations that are being thrown at the Bible nowadays. I hope to provide skeptical readers with food for thought that will provoke a hunger to dig deeper. And I hope to inspire confidence in any believing readers who may feel intimidated, and reluctant to enter the conversation.
As I said before, God’s Word has stood…and will continue to stand.
And we can confidently stand with it.