How Do We Know That What The Bible Says Is True?
The Bible is true because it is God's Word, and God always speaks the truth. When you read the Bible, you will see that it says it is the Word of God. The Bible also says that every word in it is true. But if that doesn't convince you, read the Bible and see for yourself that everything makes sense. When you read it, you will think. This sound right! This is true. The Bible has also proven to be true over the many hundreds of years since it was written. For example, many events predicted in the Bible have happened, just as it said they would.
The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God. It is useful to teach us what is true. It helps us to know what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and helps us do what is right. (2 Timothy 3:16)
John 10: 34-36; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 3: 15-16
Did the Bible stories really happen or are they like fairy tales?
Note to parents
Children usually will not raise this question as a mater of curiosity until they are older. Most will only ask a question like this if they are
1) Mocked for believing the Bible, or
2) Don't want to do something God wants them to do. If your children ask it, you might want to probe further before or after answering.
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