How can you trust a book that is nothing but myth?

The Bible is not myth. The Bible is historically and archaeologically accurate. To say that it is myth is to assert something that simply is not true. It is a false premise to begin with. It is not a myth that Jesus lived, nor is it a myth that Paul the apostle and the other apostles lived. It is not a myth that Abraham lived, or Moses, or David, or Solomon, etc.  The Bible speaks of Jerusalem, Egypt, Assyria, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, the Nile River, the Euphrates River, Pharaohs, Kings, and so many other things that have been verified through history. While we have knowledge that mythical stories can include actual places, this is not the case with the Bible. It teaches and assumes factual people, events, and places. Its style is written as a history book of those who  actually saw what happened, of those who were there.

Furthermore, if people want to claim that the Bible is myth, then let them prove it. They would be hard-pressed to establish that the Bible and the stories in it are nothing more than fabrications. When it comes time for the critics to back up their claims that the Bible is nothing but myth, they often crumble in their arguments since they have no truth in their statements.

Finally, those who deny the authenticity of the Bible usually also deny that miracles are possible.  When someone says that miracles cannot happen, the Bible (to them) becomes a myth. They can't accept that miracles are real, and since the Bible has them they think it must be myth.  But that just begs the question. To assume miracles cannot happen, and then subject the Bible to their assumption, is merely to avoid proving anything. It means the person assumes to be true what he is trying to prove.

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About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.