Why Do I Believe What the Bible Says? Is it Reliable?. The Bible is the most read book ever!! The Bible is the one book that has been translated in more languages ever!! The Bible is the foundation for the Constitution and Declaration of Independence for the United States of America!!
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The Bible is the most read book ever!!
The Bible is the one book that has been translated in more languages ever!!
The Bible is the foundation for the Constitution and Declaration of
Independence for the United States of America!!
The Bible’s main focus is the greatest philosophical concept ever: love!!
The Bible is the most accurate historical document ever!!
The Bible is the most archeological attested document of antiquity ever!!
The Bible changed my life!!
Other Eyewitnesses (3) collection of historical documents”
Nelson Glueck, Palestinian Archeologist, wrote in Rivers in the Desert, 1959.
“It may be stated categorically that no archeological discovery has ever contradicted a biblical reference. Scores of Archeological findings have been made which confirm in exact detail, historical statements in the bible.”
F.F. Bruce, Historian
“There is no body of ancient literature in the world which enjoys such a wealth of good textual attestation as the New Testament.”
AuthorDate WrittenEarliest CopySpan#copies
Caeser 100-44 BC 900AD 1000yrs 10
Plato 427-347 BC 900 AD 1200yrs 7
Aristotle 384-322 BC 1100 AD 1400yrs 49
Homer 900 BC 400 BC 500yrs 643
New 20-100 AD 125 AD 25yrs 24,000
Wilbur Smith, DD: “Not in the entire gamut of Greek and Latin literature…can we find any real specific prophecy of a great historic event to come in the distant future….neither can the founders of any cult in this country rightly identify any ancient text specifically foretelling their future…the Bible is the only volume ever produced by man, or a group of men, in which is to be found a large body of prophecies relating to individual nations, to Israel, to all the peoples of the earth, to certain cities, and to the coming of the One who was to be the Messiah.”
“writings are divine and are not of human origin” collection of historical documents”
Critique: men wrote the bible and it can’t be perfect because imperfect people wrote it.
Rebuttal: If you believed this logic, then don’t read or believe any other book because humans wrote them too.
The Endurance of the Bible (Word of God) Over Time collection of historical documents”
Kant, “In the next 100 years, the Bible will be a forgotten manuscript”
Nietsche, “God is dead.”
Is 40:8 the grass withers and the flower fades but the word of our Lord shall stand for ever.
Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my (Jesus) words will not pass away
Heb 11:3 the world was framed by the word of God
2 Peter 3:5-7 the world will end by the word of God
The Bible: Logos and collection of historical documents”Rhema