Old Testament Reliability, McFarland (SLS-3)
Author Alex McFarland makes a strong case for the authenticity of the Bible, starting with the Old Testament. He unpacks five things that confirm its trustworthiness. The Old Testament is:
- Internally consistent
- Externally validated
- Miraculously preserved
- Comprehensively accurate
- Christologically affirmed
McFarland makes a distinction between the preservation of the Old Testament and its divine origin, both of which he presents as true. He also touches on a few of the major objections to the Old Testament as being inspired by God.