Lost in Translation

On the Reliability of the Christian Scripture

If there are answers to life’s biggest questions and existential anxieties, where can they be found? Many consider the Bible to be a reliable source for truth, wisdom, and direction regarding these ultimate issues of humanity. But is the Bible equal to the faith that’s placed in it? Is the trustworthiness of scripture something that we “read” into it, something activated by personal faith, or is there objective criteria and evidence that establish it as a reliable guide to truth? In this essay, legal scholar John Stewart, examines the facts, evidence, and reasoning that support the Bible’s own claim to be a reliable ground of meaning and truth.

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About the Author

John Stewart is an Attorney, International Speaker, and Scholar-in-Residence for Ratio Christi. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Talbot School of Theology, and a Doctorate in Law from Western State University. John serves as a visiting scholar at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and travels the world teaching and training Christian leaders and lay people in Christian Apologetics. He is the author of five books, including In Defense of the Gospels: the Case for Reliability (2018) and More Than a prophet: the Identity of Jesus from the Bible, Qur’an and Early Sources (2017). John and his wife, Laurie have three grown daughters and a German Shepherd, and live in Orange County, California.

John Stewart, JD