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?
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. Theyre not atheists really. Dawkins gives himself away in Ben Steins 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 dont 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.
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? Dont 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.