“I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?” – Jesus in John 3:12
The three steps to belief:
1) As Jesus says, if we cannot believe what the Bible says about earthly things, then we can’t believe what it says about heavenly things either.
2) We can believe what the Bible says about a great many earthly things, such as history and observable science. (Although not everything the Bible mentions has been proven yet, this ought to one day be achieved. Hey – evolution was accepted as ‘fact’ even without the necessary transitional fossils.)
3) Therefore, we can believe what the Bible says about heavenly things as well, such as God, salvation, heaven, hell, spirits, demons and magic.
SUMMARY: Since the Bible has proven trustworthy in facts that we can prove today such as history (e.g. the Cyrus cylinder verifying the Book of Ezra) and observable science (e.g. the value of pi to two decimal places), it is highly likely to be trustworthy in the other facts that we can’t prove – such as whether God exists and offers us love and forgiveness.
PS. If you’re itching to comment with alleged inaccuracies and scientific fallacies in the Bible, just be warned that I am well experienced in refuting such arguments. I suggest you browse the Net for the debunks to such accusations before trying them out here.
PPS. A list of my posts on Biblical trustworthyness…
The Bible is textually and historically accurate:
Science does not contradict the Bible’s claims, but rather strengthens them:
Purplemath – The “Jewish” or “Bible” Value of “pi” (external link)
The Bible’s claims are logically sound:
Coincidences so incredibly improbable that they can’t be coincidental – but rather directed by an omniscient, omnipotent God:
The physical universe and biochemistry are so complex and fine tuned that they must have been the work of an ultra-intelligent creator: