No doubt, the books of the Bible
were written with the intention of you
believing in them, meaning you believe in the doctrines that are extracted from
the texts. However, it's not really reasonable for you te believe doctrines
that come from texts that are historically trustworthy
. Therefore, it's to
the authors' benefit to write texts that are historically correct.
As a sidenote, the Book of Mormon falls in this category. Archeologists have
repeatedly failed to substantiate the historical claims in the Book of Mormon.
No Book of Mormon person, name, city, nation, place, artifact,
scriptures or quotations have ever been found or located.
Further, the authors had nothing to gain and much to lose from writing the
gospels. Indeed, they lived out their beliefs and were usually martyred
because of them.
See also: Are the gospels reliable?