I don't ever remember a time in my life that I did not believe the Bible to be the Word of God. That is because I was blessed to have a grandmother that loved the Lord and lived for the Lord. It was easy for me to believe, but what about the people that did not have that foundation? Trying to convince them to open the Bible and start reading (the Holy Spirit will do the rest) can be a tough challenge.
I recently watched a YouTube sermon by Voddie Baucham Jr. and he was explaining why he chooses to believe the Bible. He said "In the Bible, we have a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report super natural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecy. The writings are divine rather than human in origin." He is right. Scientists have tried to disprove the Bible for centuries without any success. Some people will also argue that the Bible has been interpreted so many times that it has lost it's original meaning. Really? The Bible has been interpreted several times but always from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts, not from the last interpretation.
Take a moment and watch this sermon by one of my favorite Pastors as he explains why he chose to believe the Bible.