t is true, and important, to assert that the Bible itself holds to its own abiding reliability and authority, due to its divine inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21). But we live in a world of skepticism, and even antagonism, toward the Scriptures. In this arena of ideas, Christians need to be able to articulate the reasons why, with good reason, we hold to Scripture’s reliability and accuracy.
As Wilcox notes, suicide rates tend to increase as people disengage from “society’s core institutions” like marriage and religion. As Christians, we understand that reality, because we recognize that humanity was created to live in community and in relationship with God.