You are likely familiar with some of the hundreds of resources you can go to for an in-depth look at how Scripture has been preserved. In a conversational setting, however, it is not always practical to bring these resources into the discussion and it is difficult to recite from memory the relevant information that you’ve studied. As a part of a focus on ‘conversational apologetics’ this article seeks to provide a way to confidently outline some important aspects of defending the Bible.
Instead of trying to memorize specific facts, we recommend focusing on understanding these four areas of evidence. Having a firm grasp of these larger, more generalized topics can give you the confidence to introduce others to the facts about why we can trust that our Bible’s accurately preserve what was originally written by the authors.
These four areas will give an overview of the reliability of Scripture and includes a few memorable supporting facts for each. These points are by no means an exhaustive discussion on defending the validity of the Bible, and they are not intended to be. They will, however, help you navigate a discussion of Scripture’s reliability with truth and confidence.