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  • Why do I choose to believe the Bible?

    Without first being converted, all “belief” in the Bible will inevitably turn out to be superficial when tested. However, once I was born again, as I studied the Bible more, I saw and discovered the numerous amounts of proof that made this collection of books truly axiomatic. I discovered that the Bible is not a book of fairy tales. It is not a novel with characters and a plot contrived by men to deceive the world. If we were to place the Bibles uniqueness in a creed, it would sound like this in my own words: 

     “The Bible has 66 separate books, written by 40 different authors (most of whom did not know each other), in three different languages, from three different continents over a 1,600 year time frame with zero contradictions. They are historically accurate, credible, verifiable, and archeologically reliable. The prophecies that were written therein could not be forcefully fulfilled seeing that most of what was written was written hundreds of year prior to their fulfillment, and some are still being fulfilled today. There are over 300+ explicit and implicit prophecies that point to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ before He was born and before crucifixion was even a known punishment. The Bible is not only historically valid, but scientifically accurate as well. Also, the truthful testimony concerning the fallen, sinful, and depraved nature of man is one that is not found in any other culture in the world in the same way it is depicted by scripture. The cure for such a condition in only found in the original and unique presentation of the gospel. The Bible has not only proven itself in continuity, and internal integrity, but has stood the test of time, tyrants, and external criticism. All attempts to stop, destroy, or prevent this book to be printed, preached, and promoted have utterly failed and were very counterproductive. The Bible was written by the hands of men, but not the spirit of men. The Bible is not only a book of transcendent mysteries and spiritual paradoxes, but also imminent certainties and timeless absolutes. It is unmatched in its philosophy, marked by its wisdom, and abundant in its knowledge. No matter what you do, no matter how you feel, no matter what you may say about this collection of ancient writings, if in the end, this book were a lie (which it won’t), it is still one heck of a book! Why? Because it was inspired by one heck of a God!”

     “All Scripture [is] given by inspiration of God…” -2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV) 

    There are many reasons I can use to try and convince someone to believe the Bible, or arguments I could write as to why so-and-so should choose to do so. However, if someone does not know Jesus, the Bible will always be nothing more than just another religious book. It will have no reality, no relevance, and no real application. The Bible is a living word, because God is living. It is true in all that it’s says because God is true. But, if one is never converted from their sin, then none of that will ever be realized, ever! However, if you fail to believe what the Bible says, then you will never believe in Jesus to save you from your sin. So what do you do? Cry out to God and by asking Him to make you born again. Trust Him to save you from your sin if you understand that you are guilty before God and are deserving of Hell. He is rich in Mercy and will save those who are broken over their sin. Do it today, because in Hell, everyone believes the Bible.

  • Why Study the Bible

    2nd Timothy 3:16–17 all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent equipped for every good work.

    God's word is very important because for the believer in Jesus Christ it contains gods will for your life. Not only that it is profitable for anything having to do with the Christian life. For the Christian, it is the only source of divine authority. The Bible supersedes all human knowledge and insight, because it is given in totality by God.

    1. The Bible is infallible: Infallible means that the Bible is completely trustworthy as a guide to salvation and a life of faith and will not fail to accomplish its purpose. Psalm 19:7 says “ the law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul, the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple”.

    2.The Bible is inerrant: Proverbs chapter 30: 5- 6 states "every word of God proves true....... Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar". God's word is without error in all of its parts. We need not add to it and we dare not take away from it.

    3. The Bible is complete: There are many people today who are seeking for hidden truth. This is actually gone on for 2000 years. There are those that make claims that the Bible is not complete. However, the 66 books that we have in the modern Bible contain all of God's written revelation. Revelation 22:18–19 states it this way: “ I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone asked of them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book” We do not need books describing hell, telling us that heaven is real, or stating how to live our best life now. The Bible is complete, and for the Christian there is nothing more we need to know.

    4. The Bible is authoritative: in all the topics that the Bible talks about it is authoritative. God knows more than we do, and what he is revealed in the Bible is fully authoritative. This includes science, history, language, and, of course, theology. God did not forget anything, everything we need to know about him and about salvation is contained in this book. It is the final revelation. Psalm 119:89 says “forever O Lord your word is firmly fixed in the heavens”. God does not need to go back and edit his word for our time. It is as authoritative today as it was when it was written. If our world goes on for 10,000 more years, God's word will remain authoritative.

    5. The Bible is totally sufficient: There are many in modern times the question the sufficiency of what is contained in the Bible. Some seek wisdom, love, relaxation, and knowledge outside of the holy pages. For the Christian there is no other source. Our needs can totally be met by the God who inspired this book. Referring back to 2nd Timothy 3:16–17; "...that the man of God may be competent equipped for every good work”.

    6. The Bible keeps all of its promises: Because it is inspired by God who cannot lie, the Bible will fully keep all of the promises contained with init Isaiah 55:11 says “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it”. We can be assured that what the Bible says is true, and that the God of the Bible will keep all of the promises contained within.

    7. The Bible provides the Christian with assurance of salvation: Being able to read and understand what the Bible teaches us proves that you have been born again. Jesus said “my sheep hear my voice”. If you love the word of God, read the word of God, and apply the word of God, you can be assured that you are one of his sheep. John 20:31 states it like this “ but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ,the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.