As a christian why do you believe the Holy Bible is true?
Many of us believe the bible is the inspired word of God. What makes the bible believable to many of us? Why does God want us to know our past and future?
because it defines every aspect of who i was, who i am and who i will finaly end up being. It is my body and soul and a key connection between me and my heavenly Father.
The bottom line is that the Bible requires an individual to accept it's words by faith. Many scientific, historical, and practical evidences have lent credibility to the Bible's claims, but apart from that, faith is required.
2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV says "All scripture is given by inspiration of God...."
and 1 Peter 1:20-21 NASB says " But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
The Bible says of itself in these verses that the Bible is inspired by God.
In addition, prophets in the Old Testament accurately predicted when Jesus Christ would come and what would happen. Only God could have revealed these things to them.
Micah 5:2 predicted Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
Almost 600 years before Christ was born, Daniel in his book predicted the exact day Christ would ride on a donkey through Jerusalem claiming to be the King of the Jews.
Zechariah 9:9 predicted Jesus would ride through Jerusalem at this time on a donkey.
Zechariah 11:12 predicted He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.
Zechariah 13:6 predicted the wounds in His hands from being nailed to a cross in being crucified.
Isaiah 53:7 predicted he would be put to death though innocent.
Isaiah 53:9 predicted he would die with the wicked (between 2 thieves)
and his grave would be with the rich (A rich man donated a tomb for Jesus to be buried.)
There are many, many more but obviously not enough room.
Just something to think on: All your proof for the Bible being true is INTERNAL evidence. That's like me writing a book about me being an astronaut and affirming the fact from MY OWN book alone. At the end of the day, it requires faith to be accepted
1) The internal evidence of fulfilled prophecies is more than impressive.
2) the testimony of millions as to its power to change lives.
3) In my own personal application of the word of God, I can attest to its power.
4) By the miracles I've personally experienced, confirming the word.
The Bible is the total history of GOD's Church. If one item in this chronology, if one prophesy, is wrong, then the book is just a novel.
If one thing that Jesus said or did, didn't fulfill or complete God's word then the Bible is just another fantasy.
While our faith is important, we need to be able to put our faith in God's truth, the Bible. We also need to know all of our history, both good and bad, so that we can grow in our faith.
I believe that truth exists. I believe there is evidence for God in the Bible.
If one does not believe that truth exists, then it would be superfluous to pursue it for meaning and purpose. I believe that finding truth is an action in finding purpose for life. The pursuit of truth is walking out the contents and claims, and wrestling with the implications of the evidence.
The Bible is full of history, philosophy, theology, prophecy, systematic thinking, and much more.
It is a distinct group of books that engages both believers and skeptics more than any other.
Some evidential proofs in the Old Testament are the fixed prophetic writings in the books of Isaiah and the Psalms that predate a hundred years or more before the birth of Jesus Christ.
Archaeological discoveries have not controverted a Biblical reference.
The Bible is unique in its continuity, translation, survival, and circulation.
The historical evidence of the Bible comes from its surviving manuscripts.
Here are some other historical manuscripts to compare with the Bible:
Plato (Tetralogies) = 7 surviving manuscripts
Caesar (Gallic Wars) = 10 surviving manuscripts
Aristotle = 49 surviving manuscripts
Homer (Iliad) = 643 surviving manuscripts
Pliny the Younger = 7 surviving manuscripts
New Testament = 24,633 surviving manuscripts
I believe the Bible is worthy of examining and applies to my belief system.
I lead with spirit. Those who depend heavily on physical proof, lead with their bodies. I believe the Bible, because it is of spirit; no proof needed.
What is regrettable, though, is that so many believers treat their interpretation as the Bible. But interpretation does not equal the Truth in the Bible. Never! Human languages are inadequate to describe Truth and the realm of spirit. For that reason, it is sad that so many rely on old interpretation and stop looking for Truth. They become lazy. Many become arrogant, insisting that their version of the Bible is Truth.
God wants us to remain humble and hungry. With this, I was able to find in the Bible a timeline compatible with those of modern science. I discovered the real culprit behind God's need for Noah's Flood, and through science, their name and the fact that they died out as a species because of the Flood.
The most important aspect of the Bible is as an instrument of humility, but still too many treat it arrogantly. The Bible is a rescue manual. How?
God created us in His image and likeness and He is not Homo sapiens. Spirit died in the Garden; and Christ said that we need to be reborn of the spirit. These human bodies are merely a vehicle to help make it happen.
I believe that all correctly preserved scripture in the Holy Bible comes through the inspiration of God.
I write a good deal on the Holy Bible as proof of .......
But for me it is blind faith and nothing else.
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