WHY I BELIEVE THE BIBLE

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True Bible Teaching - About You and God and Your Hope of Salvation

WHY I BELIEVE THE BIBLE

Why we Believe the Biblebelieve

The Bible is a remarkable collection of books. It contains huge amounts of evidence that it was written under inspiration by God. Here are just two brief examples.

Prophecy

There are many prophecies in the Bible, and they are there for a reason - to show us that the Bible was written by God. Consider the history of the Jews. Once they lived in Israel. Then the land was invaded and the Jews were dispersed for nearly 2000 years. Despite their subsequent persecution they were never destroyed. Then they began to return to the land of Israel. Whatever your feelings about the rights and wrongs of that branch of Middle Eastern politics you cannot doubt that Jewish history has been remarkable. It is even more remarkable when you consider that all of their history was recorded in advance in the Bible.

Before entering the Land of Israel the Children of Israel (as the Jews are sometimes called) were told that if they were obedient they would live in the land in peace and prosperity. If they were disobedient, however, "the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other" (Deuteronomy 28:64). Despite being scattered they would never be completely destroyed:

"Though I make full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you"

Eventually the Jews were to be regathered and returned to Israel:

"I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel" (Ezekiel 11:17).

Ezekiel 37 is also interesting in this context verses 1-14:

"1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD."

 

How could a man have written this without the help of God? It would have been impossible.
 
Jesus Christ
 

Just as nobody could have written the history of Israel in advance, nobody could have invented Christ. The nature of his life is proof that he really existed!

The first men and women to be followers of Christ were, by in large, persecuted because of their beliefs. These are the very people who would have invented Christ had he been invented. Why would they have invented something that lead to their persecution? Not even the leaders of the early Church escaped: in fact they suffered most. Among other torments Paul was lashed at least 5 times, beaten three times and even stoned once. (2 Corinthians 11:24-25). Why would Paul have allowed himself to suffer so much because of his preaching if Christ had been invented? Far from being deluded himself it is usually Paul that is accused of inventing Christ.

The early followers of Christ did lead non-violent lifestyles, as Christ commanded (see Matthew 5:39), which would hardly have been a sensible thing to do in the brutal Roman Empire. The Apostles would not have invented the story of Christ's resurrection because they suffered for it and would have known that they would have suffered for it.

The only reasonable explanation is that Christ really did exist.

AND IF THIS IS SO, THEN THERE IS GREAT PURPOSE TO LIFE IN HIS MESSAGE OF HOPE!

Learn here about God's Purpose with You and this World