Origins Part 3: The Reliability of the Scriptures

No doubt, there are many questions regarding the Bible. But there are also many answers. The internal integrity, the manuscript evidence, and the consistency of alignment proves that the Bible is the most reliable book on the planet. Therefore, when we read the Bible, we can read it with confidence and we can firmly argue for the veracity and reliability of faith in Jesus. -Pastor Dave

Open: Has anyone ever lied to you? Describe the moment the lie was discovered: How did the lie affect your outlook of that person or experience?  

 Read: Genesis 3:1-2; Hebrews 6:13-20; John 17:16-19; Jude 3; Psalm 119:89

 Discuss:

 1. Have you ever heard someone say, “The Bible has errors”? In what ways do you see the reliability of the Bible questioned in culture today? Where do you believe this ideology stems from?

2. Define inerrancy: What does inerrancy not mean? What makes the doctrines of inerrancy so difficult to accept? How does God’s Word demonstrate the trustworthiness of God? How is an attack on the inerrancy of Scripture an attack on the character of God?

3. When you look at the manuscript evidence, the archaeological evidence, and the prophetic evidence, how does the Bible prove itself as the most reliable book in history? What statistic or specific piece of information regarding the reliability of the Scripture stood out to you most? Why? Which one do you believe is attached or questioned the most? Why?

4. How does the doctrine of inerrancy build your confidence in the Scriptures? How should it change the way we view the Scripture? What are a few points that you can remember to use in discussion with skeptics?

Pray: Pray for confidence in the reliability of the Scriptures and an increased willingness to engage culture with the Truth

Memorize/Meditate: Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3