Dr. Jon Kulaga – “Reliability of Scripture”
“All Scripture is inspired by God.” -- II Timothy 3:17
Scripture is both obscure and reliable. It gives us clues and data that are true and trustworthy, but not proofs that erase all room for doubt. This is especially true of the central focus of Scripture – the one thing God wants to reveal most in His written Word – Christ.
French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) observed that if a single book, written by one man, had foretold the time and manner of Jesus’ coming, and Jesus had fulfilled all those prophesies, this evidence would carry infinite weight. But Pascal observed that Scripture is much more than a single book,
“There is a succession of men over a period of 4,000 years, coming consistently and invariably one after the other, to foretell the same coming: there is an entire people proclaiming it…from which they cannot be deflected by whatever threats and persecutions they may suffer. This is of quite a different order of importance.”
Even if Jesus had tried to fulfill all the prophecies, he could not have arranged the time, location and circumstances of his birth. Scripture is full of clues, reliable and true – hiding the Truth, in plain view.
- Dr. Jon Kulaga, Provost