Isa 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
The Bible is dependable. It does not contain errors. It is the Word of God. It is Divinely inspired. You can trust that what it says and teaches is the truth. Anyone who claims otherwise has not studied the subject enough to know better.
On a website populated mostly by Muslims I have read many false claims about what the Bible says, and many false claims about the reliability of the Bible. This evening, I took the time to give what I hope will be a clear, fair, and I hope helpful explanation that refutes some of the charges repeatedly made by some in the Muslim community against the truth of the Bible.
The Muslim claim:
“The Oldest Version of the Bible in the World is the Sinai Bible, Housed in the British Museum!!
“There are over 14,800 differences between this Bible and the King James Version!!
“Woe to the people who write the Scripture with their own hands and then says This is from God” (Koran 2:79).
Whoever wrote these supposed “facts” has done little by way of learning about textual criticism and scholarly research. The variations within the original manuscripts, though numerous, are inconsequential. Most differences are minor variations in spelling, word order, and grammatical matters. The differences do not affect the meaning. The fact that the Bible has more manuscript evidence to support its text, and manuscripts that go back closer to the time of its original composition means we have a text that is more certain to be accurate than for any other work of ancient times.
The Muslim Claim:
“May I have your attention please!!”
“The Revised Standard Version saying something about the King James Version!!”
“If you read the Preface of the Revised Standard Version it says:
“Yet the King James Version has grave defects; that these defects are so many and so serious as to call for revision!!”
Further, “Bible gone for a toss–Dr. Clinton Baldwin [near as I can make out the fine print].
“We have lost the Originals of the New Testament!!”
“Today what we have is the copy of the copy of the copy of the copy of the copy of the copy of the Originals.”