The Bible is a remarkable book. It’s a collection of 66 writings that were penned by more than 40 authors on three continents over a period of 1500 years. The Bible has been translated into hundreds of languages—far more than any other book. It has had a profound lasting influence on humanity for more than 2000 years and remains the number one selling book in the world every single year. It addresses life’s most controversial questions (Does God exist? And if so, what is He like? Why do people exist? What happens to people after they die? Why is there evil and suffering in the world? etc). And it has given billions of followers of Jesus the confidence that their sins have been forgiven, their relationship with God has been restored, and that they will live forever in the presence of their Creator. But…
• Why should anyone take the Bible seriously?
• Haven’t the contents of the Bible been tampered with down through the centuries?
• Aren’t there scientific errors in the Bible?
• What about the alleged contradictions in the Gospels?
• What makes the Bible any different than the Quran or the Book of Mormon?
These are excellent questions! And there are good answers to them. In the resources below, Norman Geisler, Charlie Campbell, Ron Rhodes, and others address these questions, giving compelling evidence that the Bible is indeed what it claims to be, the divinely inspired, authoritative, trustworthy Word of God—written by men yes, but men who were guided by God as they penned its words (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
“10 REASONS YOU CAN TRUST THE BIBLE” by Charlie Campbell
– 1. Fulfilled Prophecy
– 2. Archaeological Evidence
– 3. Internal Consistency
– 4. Extrabiblical Writings
– 5. Scientific Accuracy and Foresight
– 6. Manuscript Evidence
– 7. Forthrightness About Its Authors’ and Characters’ Failures
– 8. The Persecution the Early Christians Endured
– 9. The Bible’s Transforming Power For Good
– 10. The Testimony of Jesus
“Are There Contradictions in the Gospels?” by Charlie Campbell
“Extrabiblical Historical Sources Corroborate the Bible” by Charlie Campbell
“Has the Text of the Bible Been Accurately Preserved?” by Charlie Campbell
“When Was the New Testament Completed?” by Charlie Campbell
“Archaeological Evidence for the Bible” by various authors
“The Inerrancy of the Bible” by Norman Geisler
Solutions to Almost Every Conceivable Bible “Error” From Genesis to Revelation
by Norman Geisler & Thomas Howe (also available in book form here).
17 Errors Critics Make When Interpreting the Bible by Norman Geisler
“Inspiration” Was the Bible inspired by God and if so, to what extent? by J. C. Ryle
“Commonly Misunderstood Verses in Genesis” by Ron Rhodes
“Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?” by Ronald Nash
“The Canonicity of the Bible” (How was the Bible Put Together?) by Norman Geisler
“The Formation of the New Testament Canon” by Stephen Voorwinde
“The NT Canon Was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council” by Michael Kruger
“The Universe Confirms the Bible” by Jason Lisle
“Scientific Facts Found in the Bible” by Jim Tetlow
“Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures” by Duane Gish
“Does the Bible Foresee Scientific Discoveries?” by Don Stewart
“Science and Scripture” by John MacArthur
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NEW! ONE MINUTE ANSWERS TO SKEPTICS—UPDATED & EXPANDED EDITION!
Could you use help answering atheists, skeptics, and agnostics’ top 50 objections and questions about God and the Bible? Objections like:
• “Why doesn’t God just appear to us in a public setting and prove He exists?”
• “The New Testament authors stole details for Jesus’s life story from religions that were around long before Christianity!”
• “The God of the Old Testament commanded the Israelites to commit genocide!”
• “The Bible condones slavery! Only evil, selfish men would concoct a book like that!”
• “You think Christianity is true because you live in the West and were brought up in the Christian faith. If you had been born in India, you’d be a Hindu!”
Learn how these and other objections and questions can be answered in this updated and expanded edition of One Minute Answers to Skeptics.
NEW! THE BIBLE'S SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY AND FORESIGHT
Has the Bible been disproved by scientific discoveries? Is the Bible hopelessly out-of-date? Critics of Christianity say yes. But the evidence says no. In this 50-minute video, Charlie Campbell lays out a case for the scientific accuracy of the Bible by looking at several ancient revelations in the Bible that revealed amazing facts about the Earth and the universe thousands of years before the invention of telescopes, satellites, deep-diving submarines, and all the other technology that finally allowed scientists in the last century or two to verify these revelations were correct! This video will surely strengthen your confidence in the accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible!
NEW! ANSWERING ATHEISTS
In this video, Charlie Campbell offers concise 3-5 minute responses to a variety of objections that atheists bring up about God and the Bible. Objections like...
• "The Bible condones slavery!”
• “God commanded the Jews to commit genocide!"
• “A talking snake in the Garden of Eden? How do you believe this stuff?”
• “If God existed, He’d appear to us in a public setting!”
• “The Bible was written by men! It’s not trustworthy.”
• “It’s foolish to think a god built a universe billions of light years across just to have a personal relationship with you.”
• “Evolution is a proven fact.”
• “The Bible is oppressive and harmful to women!”
• “Religions, Christianity included, are responsible for most of the world’s wars, suffering, and atrocities!”
• and more! Length: 48 minutes
EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 1): Ten Reasons You Can Trust the Scriptures
Was the Bible written by deceitful men? Is the Bible out-of-sync with scientific discoveries? Has the Bible undergone corruption as it was translated down through the centuries? Are the persons, places and events mentioned in the Bible mythological? What sets the Bible apart from other religious writings like the Quran, Hindu Vedas, or Book of Mormon? Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for more than twenty years. In this updated, expanded 83 minute video he answers these questions as he builds a compelling ten-pronged case for the trustworthiness of the Bible:
• Scientific Discoveries
• Archaeological Evidence
• Fulfilled Prophecies
• The Dead Sea Scrolls
• Extrabiblical Historical Sources
• The Martyrdom of the Disciples
• Problems in the Quran
• Problems in the Book of Mormon
• And more!
ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE
Is the Bible a collection of fables and myths? Are the persons, places, and events in the Bible just fabrications by deceitful men? Many critics of Christianity think so, but archaeological discoveries show otherwise. Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have made thousands of discoveries that have helped to verify the exact truthfulness of the Bible's detailed records of various events, customs, persons, cities, nations, and geographical locations. This video by Charlie Campbell will introduce you to several of these fascinating Bible-affirming finds, both old and new. Length: 53 minutes.
SCROLLS & STONES: Compelling Evidence the Bible Can Be Trusted
Can we trust the Bible? Isn’t the Bible just “ancient ﬁction” written by fallible, perhaps even deceitful men? Haven’t books of the Bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries? Isn’t the Bible out-of- sync with scientiﬁc discoveries? What about the apparent contradictions in the Bible? What makes the Bible any different than the Hindu Vedas, Quran, or Book of Mormon? Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for nearly twenty-five years. It was his initial research that led him to become a follower of Jesus in 1990. In Scrolls & Stones he shares some of the evidence that changed his mind back then but also fascinating new discoveries...all confirming the reliability of the Bible. You’ll learn about:
• Extrabiblical Historical Sources that Verify Biblical Events
• Scientific Discoveries Archaeological Evidence
• Fulfilled Prophecies
• Ancient Scrolls and Manuscripts
• Answers to Skeptics’ Objections and Questions
• Questions for further reflection and small group discussion
• Full subject index
ANSWERS TO ATHEISTS' ATTACKS ON JESUS
When it comes to Jesus, atheists commonly say:
• There’s no credible evidence Jesus existed
• The authors of the Gospels stole their ideas for Jesus’ life from other ancient religions
• The earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was God
• The Gospels contradict one another
• There are scientific errors in the Gospels
• The “Gospel of Thomas” and the “Gospel of Judas” give us a more accurate understanding of who Jesus was
• Accounts of Jesus’ miracles are fabrications
Charlie Campbell, an author and Christian apologist, responds to these charges and lays out a compelling case that Jesus really did exist and the Gospels are trustworthy accounts of His life. Length: 52 minutes.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE: Exciting Discoveries Verifying Persons, Places and Events in the Bible
This book explores dozens of archaeological discoveries that have confirmed the trustworthiness of the Bible. You'll learn not only about the discoveries and their bearing on the reliability of the Bible, but also what the critics used to say before the discovery was made. Packed with approximately 90 photographs. 150 pages.
Old Testament discoveries and topics include: the Genesis Flood, Israelites in Egypt, the Exodus, Jericho, Child Sacrifice to Molech, David, the Philistines, Nineveh, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Nebuchadnezzar, and more.
New Testament discoveries and topics include: Herod the Great, John the Baptist, the Pool Bethesda, the Synagogue in Capernaum, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, Crucifixion in the first century, Rolling Tomb Stones, Jesus Christ, Persons and Places Mentioned by Luke, and more! Available in full color, black and white, and Spanish full color.
Is your teen prepared to survive college and a secular workplace with his or her faith still intact? Many teens are not. ABR has heard from so many parents whose kids have walked away from the Lord after heading off to college. And the parents consistently say, "We wish we would have done more to expose our kids to good Christian apologetics and evidences." You probably know the importance of apologetics. You want your kids to be prepared to stand against the onslaught of skepticism they will be confronted with in the world. But where does one begin? What subjects are the most important to address? What authors and resources can I trust? What resources will my teen be able to grasp and enjoy? If you’ve been wondering about these kinds of questions, ABR is excited to let you know that help has arrived. Learn more here.
EVIDENCE FOR GOD: Reasons to Believe from Cosmology, Biology, Philosophy, History and the Bible
Did the universe just pop into being from "literally nothing," as Richard Dawkins and other prominent atheists say? Did human beings with 206 bones and nearly 700 muscles come into being by unguided natural causes? Searching out answers to questions like these led Charlie Campbell to abandon his atheism in 1990. In this DVD, he shares some of the evidence from cosmology, biology, philosophy, history, and the Bible that changed his mind. If you have doubts about God, watch this with an open mind! Length: 68 minutes.