Jordan Peterson: Bible Bedrock of Society and Manifestation of Truth

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Jordan Peterson recently appeared on the podcast of Joe Rogan discussing the Bible, calling it a “bedrock” in the” fundamental basis” of our culture while proclaiming it “the precondition for the manifestation of truth.”

Jordan Peterson defends the importance of the Bible in society, culture, and as the “base” of truth

Canadian Psychologist, Harvard professor, and best-selling author Jordan Peterson, recently spoke out in defense of the Bible and why it is the bedrock of our society and truth. Peterson had recently visited the Museum of the Bible, the Daily Wire reported.

Peterson is known for his stance against postmodernism, Marxism, suppression of free speech, multiple genders, and the woke ideologies indoctrinating students at universities.

“If categories just dissolve, especially fundamental ones, the culture is dissolving, because the culture is a structure of the category. That’s what it is,” Peterson told during an interview on the Joe Rogan podcast. “So and in fact, culture is a structure of category that we all share. So we see things the same way.”

“But that’s why we can talk, I mean, not exactly the same way,” Peterson continued. “Because then we have nothing to talk about, but, roughly speaking, we have a bedrock of agreement. That’s the Bible, by the way.”

Peterson clarified that, throughout history, writings became the basis for many things. He said the Bible is “certainly” at the “base” of it all.

“And so it isn’t that the Bible is true,” Peterson concluded, “it’s that the Bible is the precondition for the manifestation of truth, which makes it way more true than just true.”

“It’s a whole different kind of true,” Peterson added. And I think this is, I think this is not only literally the case, factually, I think it can’t be any other way.”

Why the Bible is true

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as the Holy Spirit carried them along.”

– 2 Peter 1:20-21

Nonbelievers make many arguments to dispute the factual à la the of the Bible. The above verse counters and answers one of the most common arguments: The Bible was written by men.

Another common argument is that the Bible was somehow altered during the thousands of years it was reproduced by hand. But that fallacy is disputed on several counts.

First, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the late 1940s showed that the Bible had not fundamentally changed in over 2,000 years.

Secondly, there are too many copies in existence for a forgery to escape examination, and they all corroborate one another.

Pastor and Professor Voddie Baucham garnered a lot of attention in 2014 when he gave his statement on why the Bible is true.

The statement goes like this: “I choose to believe the Bible because it is a reliable collection of historical documents, written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses, reporting supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claimed their writings are Divine and not of human origin.”

The many prophecies in the Bible coming true against astronomical odds are another vital factor that proves, not only the validity of the Bible but attest to God’s claim of the supernatural ability to see all of the time at once.

“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'”

–Isaiah 46:10