Bible Evidence Apologetics

The Bible is truly a remarkable book. It's a collection of 66 writings that were penned by more than 40 authors on three continents over a period of 1500 years. The Bible has been translated into hundreds of languages—far more than any other book. It has had a profound lasting influence on humanity for more than 2000 years and remains the number one selling book in the world every single year. It addresses life's most controversial questions (Does God exist? And if so, what is He like? Why do people exist? What happens to people after they die? Why is there evil and suffering in the world? etc). And it has given billions of followers of Jesus the confidence that their sins have been forgiven, their relationship with God has been restored, and that they will live forever in the presence of their Creator. But...

    • Why should anyone take the Bible seriously?
    • Haven't the contents of the Bible been tampered with down through the centuries?
    • Aren't there scientific errors in the Bible?
    • What about the alleged contradictions in the Gospels?
    • What makes the Bible any different than the Quran or the Book of Mormon?

These are great questions! And there are great answers to those questions. In the resources below, Charlie Campbell, Norman Geisler, Ron Rhodes, and others address these questions, giving compelling evidence that the Bible is indeed what it claims to be, the divinely inspired, authoritative, trustworthy Word of God—written by men yes, but men who were led by God as they penned its words (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13).


by Charlie Campbell

1. Fulfilled Prophecy
2. Archaeological Evidence
3. Internal Consistency
4. Extrabiblical Writings
5. Scientific Accuracy and Foresight
6. Manuscript Evidence
7. Forthrightness About Its Authors' and Characters' Failures
8. The Persecution the Early Christians Endured
9. The Bible's Transforming Power For Good
10. The Testimony of Jesus



"Are There Contradictions in the Gospels?" by Charlie Campbell

"Extrabiblical Historical Sources Corroborate the Bible" by Charlie Campbell

"Has the Text of the Bible Been Accurately Preserved?" (or in Spanish) by Charlie Campbell

"When Was the New Testament Completed?" by Charlie Campbell

"Archaeological Evidence for the Bible" by various authors

"The Inerrancy of the Bible" by Dr. Norman Geisler

Solutions to Almost Every Conceivable Bible "Error" From Genesis to Revelation
by Norman Geisler & Thomas Howe (also available in book form here).

17 Errors Critics Make When Interpreting the Bible by Dr. Norman Geisler

101 'Cleared Up' Contradictions in the Bible by Jay Smith, et. al

Review of Peter Enns's book The Bible Tells Me So by Michael Kruger

A Response to NEWSWEEK'S 2014 Attack on the Bible by Michael Kruger

"Inspiration" Was the Bible inspired by God and if so, to what extent? by J. C. Ryle

"Commonly Misunderstood Verses in Genesis" by Ron Rhodes

"Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?" by Ronald Nash

"The Canonicity of the Bible" (How was the Bible Put Together?) by Dr. Norman Geisler

"The Formation of the New Testament Canon" by Stephen Voorwinde

"Archaeology and the Bible: How archaeological findings have enhanced the credibility of the Bible" by John McRay

"Scientific Facts Found in the Bible" by Jim Tetlow

"Does the Bible Foresee Scientific Discoveries?" by Don Stewart

"Science and Scripture" by John MacArthur

Articles on "Bible Difficulties (Apparent Errors, Contradictions, etc)"


"Evidence for the Bible" by Charlie Campbell. Buy CD. (Dial up)

"Archaeological Evidence for the Bible" by Charlie Campbell

"An Examination of Apparent Contradictions in the Gospels" by Charlie Campbell. Buy CD. (Dial up)

"Science and Scripture" by John MacArthur

"Was the New Testament Written Down 100 Years After Jesus' Death?" & "Has the Bible Been Corrupted?" by Charlie Campbell (Dial up)


"Did Copyists Make Errors in the New Testament Manuscripts?"
by Daniel Wallace



EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 1): Ten Reasons You Can Trust the Scriptures (DVD: Third edition)
by Charlie Campbell

Was the Bible written by deceitful men? Is the Bible out-of-sync with scientific discoveries? Has the Bible undergone corruption as it was translated down through the centuries? Are the persons, places and events mentioned in the Bible mythological? What sets the Bible apart from other religious writings like the Quran, Hindu Vedas, or Book of Mormon? Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for more than twenty years. In this updated, expanded DVD he answers these questions as he builds a compelling ten-pronged case for the trustworthiness of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

    • Scientific Discoveries
    • Archaeological Evidence
    • Fulfilled Prophecies
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls
    • Extrabiblical Historical Sources
    • The Martyrdom of the Disciples
    • Problems in the Quran
    • Problems in the Book of Mormon
    • And more!

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SCROLLS & STONES: Compelling Evidence the Bible Can Be Trusted (Book)
by Charlie Campbell

  Can we trust the Bible? Isn’t the Bible just “ancient fiction” written by fallible, perhaps even deceitful men? Haven’t books of the Bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries? Isn’t the Bible out-of- sync with scientific discoveries? What about the apparent contradictions in the Bible? What makes the Bible any different than the Hindu Vedas, Quran, or Book of Mormon?  Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for nearly twenty-five years. It was his initial research that led him to become a follower of Jesus in 1990. In Scrolls & Stones he shares some of the evidence that changed his mind back then but also fascinating new discoveries...all confirming the reliability of the Bible. You’ll learn about:
    • Extrabiblical Historical Sources that Verify Biblical Events
    • Scientific Discoveries
    • Archaeological Evidence
    • Fulfilled Prophecies
    • Ancient Scrolls and Manuscripts          
    • Answers to Skeptics’ Objections and Questions
    • And more!

Contains questions for further reflection and small group discussion. Also contains full subject index. Click here to purchase.



by Charlie Campbell

When it comes to Jesus, atheists commonly say:

    • There’s no credible evidence Jesus existed
    • The authors of the Gospels stole their ideas for Jesus’ life from other ancient religions
    • The earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was God
    • The Gospels contradict one another
    • There are scientific errors in the Gospels
    • The “Gospel of Thomas” and the “Gospel of Judas” give us a more accurate understanding of who Jesus was
    • Accounts of Jesus’ miracles are fabrications

Charlie Campbell, an author and Christian apologist, responds to these charges and lays out a compelling case that Jesus really did exist and the Gospels are trustworthy accounts of His life (52 minutes). Click here to purchase.


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  EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 2): An Examination of Apparent Contradictions in the Bible (DVD)
by Charlie Campbell

One of the number one reasons nonbelievers give as to why they don’t believe the Bible is their belief that the Bible is “full of contradictions.” In this hour long DVD recorded at Calvary Chapel South Bay in southern California, Charlie Campbell examines seven popularly cited examples of contradictions in the Bible. After pointing out the apparent contradictions, Charlie demonstrates how the apparent difficulties are resolved and where the critics have erred. DVD length: 60 minutes This new edition was shot in a widescreen format and contains many of the images Charlie uses in his PowerPoint presentation. Click here to purchase.



ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE: Exciting Discoveries Verifying Persons, Places and Events in the Bible (BOOK)
by Charlie Campbell

This book explores dozens of archaeological discoveries that have confirmed the trustworthiness of the Bible. You'll learn not only about the discoveries and their bearing on the reliability of the Bible, but also what the critics used to say before the discovery was made. Packed with approximately 90 photographs. 150 pages. Old Testament discoveries and topics include: the Genesis Flood, Israelites in Egypt, the Exodus, Jericho, Child Sacrifice to Molech, David, the Philistines, Nineveh, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Nebuchadnezzar, and more. New Testament discoveries and topics include: Herod the Great, John the Baptist, the Pool Bethesda, the Synagogue in Capernaum, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, Crucifixion in the first century, Rolling Tomb Stones, Jesus Christ, Persons and Places Mentioned by Luke, and more! Available in full color ($14.95), black and white ($10.95) and Spanish full color ($13.95)

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  THE BIG BOOK OF BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: Clear and Concise Answers from Genesis to Revelation (Book)
by Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe

This comprehensive volume offers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers over eight hundred questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indexes (topical, Scripture, and unorthodox doctrines) offer quick and easy access to the answers you need. Note: This book was formerly published under the title: When Critics Ask. This is largely the same book although it has been updated with approximately 12 new entries (passages that were not in the previous title). Paperback from Baker Books, 615 pages. Click here to purchase.