Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

Is the Bible reliable compared to the earlier documents?

Key Points:

  • Compared to Other Ancient Texts
  • The Accuracy of the Copies
  • The Canon

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Read II Peter 3:15-16 How does this passage indicate that the apostles viewed each other’s work as scripture?
  4. What is the significance of the number of handwritten copies of the New Testament compared to other accepted ancient documents?
  5. In your own words, explain what textual criticism means. 
  6. How does knowing the facts brought forth in this article give you confidence in the reliability of the Bible?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Why You Can Trust the Bible After Mormonism series.