As a new Christian, I have come across many things that I haven't fully understood or that confused me. These confusions also led to the creation of doubts in my mind. One of the things that first got me asking questions was the bible. Up until three months ago, I hadn't really realized the importance of reading God's word. I never took the time to really think about the Bible or incorporate it into my life. Since I have taken this time, a lot of questions came to mind. Who wrote the bible? Where did all of these books come from? Why do some denominations include certain books and others do not? How do we know everything that is said is accurate? These doubts began to really overwhelm me and were very discouraging to my faith.
I prayed to God and shared with Him the doubts I was facing and asked Him to guide me and give me peace. I began to seek out sources that could give me the information I so desperately longed for. A friend of mine recommended a sermon series by James MacDonald called "God Wrote a Book" which is an excellent defense of the Bible not only as accurate and uncorrupted, but as Gods divine revelation.
My friend gave a great explanation of what James talks about in these sermons:
The first sermon, "Why I Believe the Bible" is a exploration of several very strong defenses of the authority and authenticity of Gods word. The second sermon, "Where Did the Bible Come From" explores exactly that, and the second half of that sermon directly and specifically addresses why some denominations have a couple of added books and how we came to have the 66 individual books that we call collectively the "bible".
After listening to this series, I felt a lot more at ease. Most of my questions had been answered, and answered well, and I no longer felt any doubt that the bible was accurate and uncorrupted. It really helped to encourage my faith and my entire perspective when reading the bible changed considerably. As much as it helped to have all of this supporting information however, it all meant nothing if I didn't have faith.
A good friend of mine had this to say about that:
There is a wealth of information, text, and evidence to show that not only God is real, but that Jesus Christ is how he chose to reveal himself and that the Bible is his book. But, no matter how much material is presented and how well put the arguments are, the Bible is activated by faith. The scriptures mean nothing and profit us nothing if they are not combined with our faith. So yes, read, lead, understand and study so that you can have some confidence in what you believe...but also understand that the Bible itself is a supernatural book. No amount of convincing will make this true for you if you don't want it to be. I think that aside from all the philosophical arguments and historical evidence, the result of your whole hearted personal faith in this book and the changed life, heart, and soul you have because of being "born again" will be all the evidence you will ever need.
Don't be afraid to turn to people about any doubts or fears you are experiencing. Lay all of your concerns out in the open, pour them out to God, and He will help guide you.