What is the biggest height you have ever accidentally fallen from? What happened?
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you”… …so Abram left, as the Lord had told him…”
Can you see why a person who chooses not to believe a God exists would need to say that the Bible is unreliable, irrespective of any evidences?
What are some other understandable reasons for why people might distrust the Bible before considering evidences?
Regarding what God is like
a. What sort of things can we reasonably know about God from the Creation? E.g. Orderly, intelligent etc…
b. What do you see as one of the main things we learn about God (and what he is like) from his revealing of himself to us through history?
c. What other things might God’s revelation of himself recorded in the Bible tell us about what God is like? (Add to your list).
What did you get out of this session? How does this affect how you view God?
Dear God, thank you for making us relational people, just like you are a relational God. Thank you also for revealing yourself to us so humbly, connecting with us despite our failings, and so often meeting us at a level we can comprehend — rather than overwhelming us and our freewill by making us scared of you, which you could so easily do. You want us to choose you — and I choose you.
Thank you also for preserving the Bible like you have. It has more than intriguing that its turned out to be so well preserved, with more copies than any other book, written earlier, and with verifiable history and predictions, and more. It looks like you knew we’d doubt — and so you helped us through preserving all this information. It has another layer of reassurance you have given us so we can know that our faith in you is well grounded. Thank you.
Can the Bible be trusted? Answer here
Could parts of the story of Jesus have been made up by the disciples before writing the Gospels? Answer here
Do ancient Biblical prophecies prove Jesus is the Messiah? Answer here
What about the small differences between the Gospels? Answer here
What about the Gnostic Gospels? Answer here
What non-Christian sources point toward the reliability of the Gospels? Answer here
Who wrote the Bible – God or people? Answer here
Could the Bible accounts be just myths? Answer here
Why will some people never trust the Bible, irrespective of evidence? Answer here