Can the Bible be trusted?
A religion that is unfounded cannot be trusted. The true Christian faith is not
unfounded, because it has the Bible as its basis. The Bible, you may say, is no
different than the Koran, the Book of Mormon, or the many other religious books
available. But the Bible is different. You see, the Bible was written by the
one and only true God, the creator of heaven and earth. God inspired
approximately forty men to write the Bible, and although it is they who put the
words on the page, it was God who showed them what to write.
Here are three main reasons to show the Bible is inspired by
an all-knowing God:
The poor "science" of the time when the Bible was
written does not influence the writing of the Bible. Many scientific
"discoveries" have been in the Bible for hundreds of years. For instance, the
first president of the United States, George Washington, on his deathbed was
bled, a common medical practice in his day, in order to cure him of his
sickness. Now we know that without blood a person cannot live, the life is in
the blood. His life could likely have been saved had the doctors of the day
read what had been written in the Bible hundreds of years before:
The Bible has many other verses that declare about
this world we live in. The Bible has never been proved to have wrong science. Men may sometimes think that the Bible is wrong, but
unless they are willingly ignorant (see 2 Peter 3:5), the Bible always comes out true.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood... (Leviticus 17:11)
The Bible has often been questioned when it comes to
historical events and places. Someone, maybe a historian, maybe someone else,
says that a certain place the Bible mentions does not exist; but sooner or
later some archeologist finds the town or city, or a document that proves that
the Bible was right all along.
Some archeologists use the Bible as a tool, because it
is so accurate. If they try hard enough, the archeologists discover what the
Bible said would be there. Some don't even believe the Bible, but they know it
The Bible has many verses that tell about how this
world used to be. The Bible has never been proved to have incorrect history. Men may sometimes think that the Bible is wrong,
but unless they are willingly ignorant (see 2 Peter 3:5), the Bible always comes out true.
The most amazing thing about the Bible is the
prophecy. The main reason the Bible is different from all other books, is that
all prophecies are correctly fulfilled. One third of the Bible is prophecy, and
of the many, many prophecies in the Bible, not even one of the many prophecies
that have been fulfilled have been incorrect. Even the minute details were
fulfilled exactly as the Bible foretold. For an example, here are a few Bible
In the book of Ezekiel, it says that King Zedekiah
would not see Babylon, but he would die there. When Jerusalem was taken, his
eyes were removed by the Babylonians, and he was taken along to Babylon. He did
not see Babylon!
(Ref. Ezekiel 12:13, 2 Kings 25:7, Jeremiah 52:11, Jeremiah 39:7)
Also in the book of Ezekiel, it says that Tyrus would
be destroyed by Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and that "I [God] will also
scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock." (Ezekiel 26:4)
This was fulfilled later when the people of Tyrus escaped to a nearby island
before the invasion, and the Chaldeans built a causeway out to the island from
the rubble of the city of Tyrus! The Bible says: "It [Tyrus] shall be a place for the spreading of nets..." (Ezekiel 26:5) That is exactly what it became.
(Ref. Ezekiel 26-28)
There are many, many other prophecies that have also
came true, all to the last little detail. These few mentioned are just some
examples of how accurate God's Word is in its prophecies.
None of the Bible has ever been proved wrong, unlike other books, which through time and scientific advancements have been proven
wrong. Why is this? Because an all-knowing, all-powerful God wrote it, unlike
the mere men who write the other things we read. To find out how this affects
you, read on in this site devoted to God's Word, the Bible!
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