For one thing, archaeological data proves it. There are over 14,000 New Testament manuscript copies in existence today. And when scholars compare them, they can’t find more than a paragraph’s worth of difference- and most of those are misspellings or alternate spellings. None of them affect basic doctrinal issues. All the evidence points to the conclusion that we have an accurate text. The first manuscript fragment of the gospel of john is dated only about 40 years from the time it was written.
Even though we know the Bible is 100% true, we need to realize that we can’t force people to accept it as true. If they don’t want to accept it, they won’t, no matter how much evidence we give them. Every time we offer evidence, they will ask for more- because they don’t want to believe.
When i run into intellectual skeptics, i remember that they’re tough, angry, and confused, and that they’ve been given a lot of misinformation,
When a leading lawyer at Harvard University decided to hold a mock trial to see if there was enough evidence to prove the resurrection of Jesus Christ, do you know what he concluded? He said that beyond a shadow of doubt, the preponderance of evidence exists to show that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. But he said, “I choose not to believe it.”
You can’y make anybody believe anything. You could try to convince me that Abraham Lincoln lived, but if I didn’t want to believe it I wouldn’t.
It’s a practiced defence.
“When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.” -Lysa TerKeurst