Your question is a good one. And when friends oppose our viewpoint, it’s a good time to look at the evidence once again ourselves.
There’s a lot riding on the question of the Bible’s reliability. If it is indeed untrue, as your atheist friend claims, then those of us who are Christians are staking our lives on a fairy tale. But if the Bible is indeed true, then your friend must face the fact that there’s a God who loves him, sent His Son to die for him, and wants a relationship with him.
No matter what your friend throws your way, you can stand firm on the fact that the Bible is absolutely 100% true. Here are just a few reasons I compiled from various sources:
So these are a few things for your friend to chew on. If you want to take a more comprehensive look at the subject, I recommend Josh McDowell’s classic The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict as well as Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. May your atheist friend ultimately come to know the God of the Bible.
Answered by Amy Campbell, former EPM Support Staff
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