Chapter 3: Can the Bible Be Trusted?

Text: The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense by Mark Mittelberg, Tyndale House, Carol Stream IL, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4143-1581-2

After viewing the video A Short Course in Apologetics 3, please read Chapter 3 of the text, Can the Bible Be Trusted? and give short answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the problem with uncritically accepting the Bible as “inspired by God?”
  2. List and briefly describe some of the six “unique attributes” that contribute to accepting the Bible as divinely inspired.
  3. Complete this phrase the author cites as good advice when weighing the veracity of any self-authenticating authority such as the Bible: “…neither to accept or reject but to __________________ and ___________________ .”
  4. What do the two passages cited by the author, Isaiah 53:3-6 and 1 Peter 1:20-21 contribute to an argument for the Bible’s uniqueness and trustworthiness?