People have been trying to disprove and discredit the authority of the Bible for years. The Bible is the living word of God and is the final authority for Christian living. The world will try to say that there are contradictions, false claims and experience that defy logic. As Christians, we need to be able to defend and give a reason for why we believe that the Bible is the word of God.
The Perfect Unity of the Bible
The different accounts written in the Bible are in perfect unity with each other. This is would not be any bid surprise for any other book written by man, but the Bible was inspired by the the Spirit of God and because of this, all of the below criteria make it more believable that it was inspired by God. Worldly historians have researched the Bible writings and have come the the conclusion that the Bible was written within the span of about 1800 years. The first book written was the book of Job in approximately 2000-1800 B.C. The last book written was the book of Revelations in 95 A.D. The Bible was written in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic) by at least 40 different people from all different walks of life and professions. Some were shepherds, some were kings, some were educated, some were not. But given all of these different criteria, the Bible is the only book that is so perfectly connected from cover to cover without any contradictions Micah was appointed as a prophet in 742 B.C. and said that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem in Micah 5:2. In Matthew 2:1-6 this prophecy is fulfilled. The wise men followed the star and came to see Jesus in Bethlehem. This is just one example of prophecy fulfilled and the Bible being in perfect unity with itself given the criteria around its writings.
Science is Catching Up With The Bible
For years mankind has been searching to discover new things in this world for themselves. What they fail to realize is that the Bible has outlined these things well before they even started out to uncover certain things in our world. Many people will say that thanks to Christopher Columbus we know that the earth is round. With telescopes and satellites that are in space today we can clearly see that the earth is a sphere. Since Columbus didn’t have the technology to get into space and see the round earth he set out to prove it in 1492. He was successful in his journey and proves that the earth is round. But if he read his Bible that predates his journey by about 1200 years, be would have read in Isaiah 40:22 that “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth…” Medical science also could’ve learned from the Bible. In 1347 there was an outbreak of the Bubonic plague which killed approximately 50 million people in the world. What doctors and scientist at the time failed to realize was that this disease was very infections. In order to cure and eventually stop the death tool from rising they introduced quarantine procedures for those who were infected. This measure stopped the spread of this disease. Leviticus 13:46 says, “As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.” This was written in approximately 1445 B.C.
Application of the Bible Regardless or the Era
Finally, you can read the Bible and get a rhema word or instructions that you can apply into your life today. Even though the Bible was written over 2000 years ago, all of its principles, lessons can be used in your life today. If you need help with your personal finances or your budget, you can take the advise that Joseph gave to Pharaoh in Genesis 40 and 41. You can learn how to budget when time are financially good so that when times get bad, you will have something to fall back on. You can also read all of the proverbs and learn how to deal with people that you come in contact with every day. I also believe that God is so powerful that He can direct you to a specific verse at any time of the day that would encourage you or give you an insight into a tough situation that you may be facing today.
Considering all these different criteria, there is no person that is honest with themselves can say that the Bible can’t be trusted. The Bible is infallible and is instrumental for successful Christian living. It serves as your day to day guide and insight into the ways of God. It also can help you learn how to pray effectively. If you you have an issue that you have been praying about for some time, I am launching a new podcast called The Faith Fight Podcast. It is designed to help supercharge your prayer life and help you walk in victory. It will be coming soon so subscribe by clicking here so that you are notified when I release the first episodes.