For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.(Galatians 1:12) ESV
Some things are self-evident, or at the least easily deducible with simple logic. To me the relationship between two facts a) God can’t lie, and b) the Bible is true, is self-evident.
However a doubtful Christian once asked me to substantiate the logical connection between God can’t lie and the Bible is true. I think that they wanted to be able to say that they believed in God while not believing a word that He said. The overriding concern was clearly to maintain full compliance with the popular science paradigm. If God can’t lie means that the Bible is true, then how do you figure all the messy issues like creation vs. evolution?
We deal with that and other issues in a very satisfying way. It’s possible to harmonize science with the Bible. No scripture is contradicted and no physical laws are broken. We can, in fact, account for the origin of the physical laws. That’s what Matty’s Paradigm is, a unified theory of everything.
Some time ago it struck us that it would be funny and ironic to write a parody of Newton’s Principia Mathematica called Principia Mattymatica. It’s about having fun, right? While expressing our unique perspective on the world. The idea was to set the record straight while copying the structure he used in his book. The exercise has been very productive.
To make a long story short, God can’t lie, and the Bible is true is a principle which has been deduced from the axioms of Principia Mattymatica. This is also the Why did God create the universe? devotional for October.