The Bible Is Unique

Basic Bible Truths: Laying a Foundation for a Lifetime of Spiritual Growth and Service

The Bible is different from every other book ever written. It was written over a period of 1,500 years by forty different authors in three languages. Yet it is not a disjointed collection of unrelated writings. It has one continuous theme that runs throughout. Not only that, but despite the diversity in authors and gaps in time of writing, there are no contradictions. How is that possible?

Even with many making efforts to try to find errors and contradictions in the Bible, there are none. The supposed contradictions can all be explained when we consider the context. Compare this with another supposedly divinely revealed religious text – the Qur’an. It seems that the ones who recorded the Qur’an knew that there were or would be contradictions in their work and had to find a way to explain them away. So they provided a loophole to explain any possible contradiction – the law of abrogation. “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you know that Allah has power over all things?” (Qur’an 2:106). As if the writers expected those who would read the Qur’an would find contradictions, this passage tells them what to do when they find them. They were to simply accept whatever was written later. If it was different than something earlier, it must be because Allah had changed his mind and the newer message was better.

The Bible needs no such loophole. Instead of trying to provide an explanation to any possible contradiction, Jesus said, “The Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). How can the Bible make such a bold claim? For the same reason it contains no contradictions even though it was written by forty men over the span of 1,500 years. It is the only book that has been inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16). Because God is perfect, His word is perfect.


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