Attacks on the Authority of Scripture

by admin ~ March 9th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

One of the common attacks on Christianity by unbelievers of various stripes is a refrain with a couple of different related ideas. One, the Bible was only written by men. Two, we don’t know what was originally written – it’s been corrupted. Both of these intend to remove the authority of the Word of God. You don’t need to do what it says, because then it is not divine and it is uncertain. I have never heard proof for either error. People just say them, likely heard others say them. The Bible was written by men, because God’s Word came by inspiration, the means God used for revealing His Word. God can use whatever He wants, how He wants. The same people often say that mutations, time, and chance made everything on earth – no problem there for them. God said He would preserve scripture and He did preserve it. Over 5,800 complete or fragmented New Testament Greek manuscripts, 10,000 Latin, and 9,300 in other ancient languages like Syriac, Slavic, Gothic, Ethiopic, Coptic, and Armenian of the New Testament are preserved, nine times more than any ancient book. They agree. They have been found in many, many places, and in those different locations, and they are the same. We have the Bible as given to us by God through men.

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