I'll offer a survey of 6 arguments I have seen used to establish that the Bible is inspired. Subsequent to this, I'll offer my own evaluation of the merit of these arguments--if you'd like to derive your own conclusions, skip the "Evaluation" part of this post.
Many defend the Bible on the basis that so many of its ...
Others cited fulfilled prophecy, which I will not dispute, as it has provided a significant boost to my faith at times when I needed it. However, it was another supernatural feature of the Bible that even more powerfully touched my life as new Christian.
If a person learns a new truth and understands it with their mind, it can help them. Mathematics helps ...
This answer deals just the with the books of the New Testament.
In John's gospel, we read of Jesus speaking to the Twelve when he says:
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 (NIV)
And then, later in the same conversation:
“I have ...
The strongest, if not the only, argument is prophecy fulfilled. Prophecy is a prediction, a forth-telling of something to happen in the future.
Matthew's book alone, for example, lists about 27 fulfilled prophecies from the Old Testament about Jesus Christ's fulfillments.
This site asserts there's been about 2,000 of 2,500 prophecies already fulfilled.
What are the strongest arguments for the belief that the Bible was supernaturally inspired by God?
How do Christians who believe that the Bible was supernaturally inspired by God justify their position? What are the strongest arguments for the belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God? Do these arguments apply to the entire Bible as a whole (and ...