Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Is the bible inherently true?

The bible is the truth and the Word of God and is 100% true and reliable for all purposes. More than that, the bible is not only true with regard to certain 'matters of faith', it's true in every area of life that it chooses to address. However, the bible is not true or authoritative in and of itself. So in other words, the bible is not inherently true.

This is because the bible's authority and truth is derived from Jesus Christ who is "the truth" and "the Word of God". Similarly, the gospel is called "the truth" and "the Word of God". So the bible, understood apart from its central message, the gospel of Jesus Christ, is utter nonsense, a bit like this:

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