Why Should I believe the Bible?
Webster defines "unique" as: (1) "One and only; single, sole"; (2) "Different from all others; having no other equal."
It was written over a 1500-year span, during 60 generations, written in three continents, Africa, Asia and Europe, three different languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek written by 40 authors from every walk of life including kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars, cupbearers, and others. Written in times of war and peace, written in different moods, joy and sorrow, written on hundreds of controversial subjects like, creation, origin of man, nature of God, sin and redemption, yet there is unity in the Bible.
Let’s get to the point. The Bible was written over a 1500 year span but lets get 10 people living today, not from three different continents but in one country, one city, not people from different languages but who speak one language, not people who have different occupation but one occupation give them one controversial subject, do you think they will be united in what they say? Certainly not.
Many tried to burn the Bible, ban the Bible yet still it is the number one seller. Voltaire the French atheist who lived in 1700’s predicted that Christianity would be swept from existence and pass into history within 100 years of his time. Fifty years of his death, the Geneva Bible society used his printing press and his house to produce thousands and thousands of Bibles.
1 Peter For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
The center of the Bible is Christ Jesus.
Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me. (Written thousands of years before Jesus birth)
Joh Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Why it is that Christ is the center? Because of redemption. Only the first two chapters of the Bible speak on the creation and the balance is all about redemption, meaning speaking of delivering the sinner from sin. It took God to speak his word in creation as he spoke and it was created out of nothing but in redemption it took a blood sacrifice.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah
Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophecies, meaning predictions of the prophets recorded in the Old Testament.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace.
Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Crucifixion was prophesied.
Ps I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
The Book of Psalms is in the Old Testament. What was the death penalty in the Old Testament? Stoning to death. Crucifixion was invented by the Romans. Here in the book of Psalms speaking of a future event as it says they pierced my hands and feet, a clear prediction of the crucifixion given about thousand years before Christ was born.
Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua or Jehoshua derived from the Hebrew “Jehovah is salvation or LORD is salvation"
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” ( Mt 1:21) He is the savior of the world. There is only one savior and that is God himself.
"Even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior." ( Isa 43:11)
man in Jesus, as he came to save his people from their sins.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of
The Bible, the word of God change lives. The word of God is powerful it created the heavens and the earth and the word of God is even more powerful it can transform and un holy wicked man to a saint of God. The word of God contains life as we have a living Savior
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Heb For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.