Why Should I Believe the Bible?
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction…” Romans 15:4
Since the invention of the printing press, more than six billion copies of the Bible have been printed. Portions of it are 4,000 years old, and yet New Yorker magazine said it "is the best-selling book of the year, every year." In whole or in part, it has been translated into over 2,400 languages, and at least some of it has been translated into 90% of the languages spoken on earth. It has been banned by governments, burned by religious leaders and incessantly attacked by critics. No other book in history has faced greater hostility, but it has survived.
And yet, none of these are reasons we should believe the Bible. These figures might highlight its economic impact. They might explain its pervasive influence on history. They might even convince some people to read it. However, the reason the Bible is worthy of our trust goes beyond all facts and figures.