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The Bible Is From God “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God...” 2 Tim. 3:16-17 • Many skeptical in the world today • The Bible has no fear of investigation • Evidence that the Bible is from God
Satan Wants To Destroy Belief in the Bible “Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” Lk. 8:12 “If we would destroy the Christian religion, we must first of all destroy man’s belief in the Bible.” Voltaire
Proof # 1 The Wonder of The Bible’s Formation • 66 books written over 1500 years (1491 BC – 90 AD) by 40 men • If product of man, then by now he would have produced another one • The Unity of the Bible -- one continuous message • No Contradictions • No Mistakes
Proof # 1 The Wonder of The Bible’s Formation
Proof # 2 The Miraculous Preservation of the Bible Isa. 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Matt. 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” 1 Pet. 1:24-25 “ALL FLESH IS AS GRASS, AND ALL THE GLORY OF MAN AS THE FLOWER OF THE GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND ITS FLOWER FALLS AWAY, BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.”
Proof # 2 The Miraculous Preservation of the Bible Diocletian [303 A.D.] - every copy of the Bible be burned Voltaire “while it took 12 men to write Christianity up, I will show that it takes but one man to write it down.” Voltaire “100 years from his death you would only be able to find a copy of the Bible in a museum.” Ingersoll “In 15 years I will have this book in the morgue.”
Proof # 3 Archaeological Discoveries Hittites - Gen. 15:20 ~~ 1906 Pilate Governor of Judea - Matt. 27:2 ~~ 1961 Cyrenius Governor of Syria – Lk. 2:2 ~~ Coins
Proof # 3 Archaeological Discoveries 1799 - Rosetta Stone 2000 years before Moses 1901 - Code of Hammurabi 500 years before Moses
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy FACT: Earth held up by invisible forces Theory - earth rested on back of 7 elephants Copernicus - 1473-1543 - Proved “He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.” Job 26:7 (1491 BC)
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy FACT: The earth is round Theory - earth is flat or square Magellan - 1522 - Proved “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in” Isa. 40:22 (698 BC)
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy • FACT: Life is in the blood • Harvey - 1615 - Proved life principle in blood • Theory - Source of disease - “bloodletting” • “But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.” Gen 9:4 (1491 BC) • “the life of the flesh is in the blood” Lev. 17:11 (1490 BC)
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy FACT: The oceans have natural lanes Matthew Murray - 1806-1873 “The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.” Ps. 8:8 (1015 BC) He discovered them in 1854.
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy • FACT: Empty place in the North • Astronomers have discovered a great empty place • 167,000,000,000 miles • 30,000 of our solar systems could fit inside • “He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” • Job 26:7 (1491 BC)
Proof # 4 Scientific Accuracy • Bible writers were not men of science • If the Bible was just from men, then it would have the scientific beliefs of the times when they wrote! • When the Bible touches on scientific points, it is always correct !
Proof # 5 Fulfilled Prophecy PROPHECY: “they pierced My hands and My feet.” Ps. 22:16 (1015 BC) EVENT: Crucifixion of Christ FULFILLED: “where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.” Jn. 19:18 (AD 33)
Proof # 5 Fulfilled Prophecy
Proof # 5 Fulfilled Prophecy PROPHECY: “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats” 1 Tim. 4:3 EVENT: Doctrines of forbidding to marry and abstaining from meats FULFILLED: Roman Catholic Church
The Bible Is From God Never been a book equal to or better than the Bible If it was from man, then he would have produced another one or a better one The Holy Spirit, through man, produced the Bible ! The Bible has transformed humanity wherever it has gone !
The Bible Is From God “This great book is the best gift God has given to man, but for it we could not know right from wrong.” - Abraham Lincoln
The Bible Is From God Formation Preservation Archaeological Scientific Prophecy
What Must I Do To be Saved ? In Christ = SAVED Baptized (Gal.3:27) Confess (Rom.10:10) Repent (Lk.13:3) Believe (Jn.8:24) Hear (Rom.10:17)