You're sharing the gospel and out of the blue you're asked, "How do you know the Bible is true?" How would you answer? If you've read much on the subject, you've probably come across long lists of "proofs" -- amazing prophecies, archaeological discoveries, and the like. Yet this emphasis can get some important points backward, if the Bible is to be our guide.
Jesus Christ's own conversations shed light on the correct approach. Through His often-surprising responses, we see that Christ's goal was to honor God's Word and expose His hearers' pride and their failure to submit to the Father's unquestionable authority.
While the Bible doesn't give a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all formula for defending itself, it does give us all the guidelines we need. After all, God gave us the Scripture so we could be "thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:17).
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