Happy New Year to all. This year for us, will see an intensifying of our efforts to increase our knowledge, for the purpose of being more effective in bringing others to Christ. Therefore, for the ensuing weeks, I will use this space to share each week a common rejection of God by unbelievers, and an answer to overcome the objection. I encourage you to use this as your personal study to prepare you for future conversations.
Unbeliever: The Bible was written by men; therefore it is not trustworthy
Answer: Have you read the Bible? Have you read any books or articles that give reason to reject the Bible? Were those books or articles written by men? By your own reasoning, then, that would mean what you’ve read is not trustworthy. Just because something is written by men doesn’t mean it’s not trustworthy. Humans are capable of communicating the truth. Saying otherwise would undermine the trustworthiness of everything you say. So, humans can communicate truthfully. And what if those who desired to communicate truthfully even had God’s help as they wrote-to ensure there were no errors? Then things would turn out really well, wouldn’t they? That is how the books of the Bible were written. God revealed Himself to certain people like Moses, Peter, and Paul, who wrote down what they saw and heard (Exodus 34:27; Jeremiah 30:2; 1Timothy 3:16). And we believe there are several good reasons to trust what the authors of the Bible wrote.
Therefore, I choose to believe the Bible because it’s a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claim that their writings are divine rather than human in origin. (2Peter 1:16-21). Let us always be ready to give an answer to those who ask for the reason of the hope within us.
(taken from One Minute Answers to Skeptics by Charlie H. Campbell)