Would you ever change your mind about the truth of the Bible?

Q: I saw a question asked of atheists on a discussion thread:  What evidence would it take to cause you to change your mind and believe in God? I turn the question around:  What evidence would be required to change your mind about the literal truth of the Bible?

George:

I have looked at so much so called evidence against the Bible in the last 50 years from atheistic scholars all over the world and I find at the bottom of it all are people mad at God. They’re not atheists really. Dawkins gives himself away in Ben Stein’s film mentioned earlier. He reads a passage from his latest book, The God Delusion in an interview in the film. I have never seen more virulent and hateful adjectives used to describe God. It oozed loathing. No one loathes goblins or fairies!

The Bible presents a credible explanation for why the world is the way it is. It tells me that one day it will all be restored to an original state of perfection. It gives me a future and a hope as it says in Jeremiah 11. A hope that transcends the natural. I experience the working of the words of the Bible in my life every day. I have seen those words change lives and outcomes for many over the years. I have experience many miracles through its words in my life and in the lives of those around me. It is a living Word and I don’t know how it could prove itself false really. Christ lives in me and I communicate with Him and he communicates with me. I want nothing more.

Ruth:

I came to believe in the literal truth of the Bible through a long process that took many years and is still ongoing. What would falsify all that effort? Don’t know. However, since my belief centers on the person of Jesus Christ, because I ultimately worship Him who claimed to be God and not a book, then a question I can answer is, what would falsify my belief that Jesus is God ?  If it can be proven conclusively that Jesus did not rise from the dead, that might do it.

About George & Ruth Desjardins

George Desjardins took his B.A. degree in English and Spanish at Carleton University and after Teacher's College he taught English, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL) from 1967 to 1977 in Port Arthur and Toronto. He finished an MA at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1977 to 1979 where he studied Linguistics and Bible translation and taught ESL on fellowship. In 1980 he was accepted into the Ph. D Linguistics program but did not complete it. From 1981 to 1983 he taught high school and was trained for the ministry at Shady Grove Church, Grand Prairie, Texas where he was ordained in 1985. From 1983 to 1994 he was Eastern Ontario Area Director for Crossroads Christian Communications and ministered at the 100 Huntley Street prayer and counselling centre. He is a prophetic Bible teacher, has written three books, taught many training seminars, done counselling and served several churches as interim pastor over the years. He taught ESL, English and Spanish full time at Glebe Collegiate from 2001 to 2004. George presently holds credentials as a pastor with the E.C.A Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. Ruth Desjardins is a wife, mother and grandmother, who is concerned with the infiltration of worldly ideas into the minds of believers and the erosion of Biblical authority. She has a BA in Communications, an MA in Philosophy, has worked at various times as a newspaper reporter, teacher, writer and researcher and has assisted her husband in pastoral and prayer counselling ministry for many years.
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