This week we have been celebrating the life of a family member that has gone home to be with the Lord. I was able to speak at the funeral and remind people that being a good person, being loved by those around you, or being special, does not get you a ticket into Heaven. Only faith in Christ earns you that right.
It is through Christ alone that we are able to obtain salvation. There is no other way. You can’t get there by Allah, Buddha, the sun, or any other “god” or belief. You must have faith in Jesus Christ.
The historicity and accuracy of the Bible, particularly the New Testament, are topics of major importance. Throughout history, people have called into question the validity of the Bible. Those questions increased drastically in the 20th and now the 21st centuries. People simply are skeptical of the Bible and Christians need to be ready for a defense of the Scriptures.
Greg Gilbert has provided in this book a masterful pairing of the classical arguments and proofs for the authority of the Bible and modern day illustrations to help us understand each concept. He asks, and answers, the important questions of what about the fact that we do not have originals, only copies of copies? Did these events really happen? Can we really trust the authors? All of these questions, and more, are answered in Why Trust the Bible?