The Theology of the Bible

Lesson Six

Now we look at the credibility of the Bible. Are both the Old & New Testaments of the Bible credible.  To say the Bible is credible, is to say the Bible is both believable & convincing. The credibility of the Bible is a matter which must be discussed.


In the four Gospels Jesus discusses the credibility of the Old Testament. Jesus never questions nor challenges the credibility of the Old Testament Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:27; 44 & John 10:34-36. Jesus confirmed the Genesis account of creation in Mark 13:19. Jesus confirms God’s creation of man in Matthew 19:4. Jesus confirms the personality of Satan John 8:44. Jesus confirms the flood of Genesis 6-7 in Luke 17:26. Jesus confirms the Genesis 18-19 account of Sodom & Gomorrah in Luke 17:28-30. Jesus confirms the Exodus 3:1-4 account of Moses and the burning bush in Mark 12:26. 


Jesus confirms the authorship of Moses in the Torah - Genesis-Deuteronomy Luke 24:27. Jesus confirms the manna in the wilderness in John 6:32. Jesus confirms the tabernacle in Luke 6:3. Jesus confirms Jonah and the whale in Matthew 12:39. Jeremiah was instructed to write his prophecy in a book in Jeremiah 30:2 & 51:60; 36 & 45:1. Ezekiel was commanded to write his prophecy in Ezekiel 24:2 & 43:11. Habakkuk also was commanded of God to write in Habakkuk 2:2. It is thought by conservative theologians that the names which appear with the prophecies indicate the writers of these prophecies.


Another proof of Bible credibility is history and archaeology. The Bible is replete with numerous historical facts Genesis 14; II Kings 17:3-6; Isaiah 20:1; Daniel 5:1-30; 5:31-6:28 & and many other numerous historical accounts. Deep historical research and archaeology have proven the validity of the Scriptures.

Answer the questions below.  If you miss a question, go back and study that portion of the class and then retake the test.  Once you have received a 100% you may proceed to the next class.  You DO NOT have to submit this test for grading.  Only the final test will be submitted.