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Allow me please to begin with a little foundational groundwork. "Faith in Jesus Christ is not a blind leap into a dark chasm, but a CONFIDENCE IN TRUTH based on established evidence and a heart that through experience can follow that truth with peace and assurance that The Holy Bible holds precision accuracy and proves that JESUS CHRIST is “The Way and The Truth and The Life." John 14:16. You may not believe that statement but with the knowledge provided below you just might become convinced otherwise. You can't loose anything by gaining knowledge but you can gain. Equipped, starting with this knowledge you will be given opportunity to press into choice. Our prayer is that you will choose to read the Bible for yourself, receiving ALL that Christ Jesus died on the cross to purchase for you personally! And I do mean ALL!
Once we receive true revelation from The Holy Spirit that indeed the Word of God is complete and in entirety the entire truth in its purest form, then we must also take delivery of the responsibility to become deeper seekers of God and His truth, not relying upon mans teachings but those of the Holy Bible. We do not deny the fact that God raises up teachers of His Holy Word yet in order to carefully and diligently apply the full instructions of The Holy Bible to our lives we are wise to dig deep into personal relationship with God in order to receive His predestined personal path for our lives individually. There are parameters God put in place to keep us safe and to help us WORK OUT our salvation. (Philippians 2:12). They are all made known to us through His Holy Bible scriptures, prayer and obedience to His will and directives. "No good thing will God withhold from those that walk uprightly before Him" Psalm 84:11. No matter what we are facing Our God always makes a way to victory in Jesus. Even when we have questions, don't understand, are perhaps ignorant or even faithless God is still there making a way to draw us closer to Him.
After reading a few more paragraphs I promise you unquestionable proof that the Bible is a supernatural book worth your seeking out personally will become evident. For those who have not studied it before I offer what I recommend Bible studying Saints of the Most High God . Go to a Christian Book Store and purchase a “Life Application Study Bible” (New King James).The study notes will bless your understanding. Start in the New Testament and ground yourself there. The Old Testament will be just as valuable to you eventually, yet being a foreshadow and pattern of the New would be more of a challenge to understand without knowledge of the New Testament. My personal recommendation for those new in the Word is the NKJV (New King James) Life Application Study Bible: The New King James modernizes the language . The Life Application Study Bible is today’s #1–selling study Bible. The notes not only explain difficult passages and give information on Bible life and times but also go a step further to show you how to “take it personally,” speaking to every situation and circumstance of your life! This is the one Bible resource that incorporates today’s top scholarship in answering your real-life questions. It includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help readers apply God’s truth to everyday life.
OK… HERE’S MY "GET YOUR UNLIMITED BLESSINGS DARE": Keep in mind when reading ; It matters not what you think, only what truly is true! Reading and researching the scriptures in this paper will take a few hours of your existence here on earth, but can make an eternal difference in your “forever existence”. The young woman whose questions challenged me to write this paper was an unbeliever before it was written, her name now is written eternally in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Her experience with religious law drove her from seeking and pressing into the abiding presence of Our Lord. Pressures from human flesh as well as incomplete or misguided understanding is a tactic well used by the great deceiver Satan to drive us from God's true graces. She as well as several others who have read this paper have had life changing experiences, moving from unbelief or ignorance caused by religious teaching, disappointments of life or a host of other matters have moved to faith in the Living God by seeking deep personal relationship with Him. My prayer is that we can all see the eternal significance of trusting our lives to Christ with the proofs that follow understanding He can be no one else other than the one and only true God! Brought up in a religious background where little more than religious tradition and ritual was practiced, I had no intimate, personal relationship with the living Christ. God's voice was unfamiliar to me and I seldom, approached Him personally with true communication. There was honestly just too much fear with what I had been taught about Him. It is totally understandable to me having now experienced both sides of the fence how anyone who has not studied and investigated the Bible or spent time in God's presence personally might view Him and or His Word, The Holy Bible. The only things they have to rely upon are what they have been taught or told by others or they assume are true and that is not sufficient to make quality judgments. It is only when one has seen both sides of a coin that they are able to determine it's true nature and value. Once, I held fast to the belief that the Bible had passed down through so many hands and centuries that there could be little if any elements of truth left in it at all. Now, the revelation that we have been blessed with a Divine Truth from God that has been protected by The Holy Spirit, leads me to share these ABSOLUTE PROOFS OF ITS VALIDITY. This in the hope that others will gain from its LIFE-GIVING FREEDOMS and LIVE the fullness of all that God has to bless each of us individually with. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Most all of us know this verse prayed by many on a daily basis. But do we realize the potential of the Kingdom of God ? For Our Lord also shared in Luke17 The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you". The benefits of God’s kingdom within us are out of this world! I can confess that for nearly 30 years as a counselor I have NEVER known anyone who has pursued living the principles, practices and the truth of The Bible's Holy Words whose life has not been amazingly changed for the better, Outside the practices of religion that have been created by man, there is a purity without fear and love from God unspeakable and full of Glory. God wants to bless, protect, heal, release, and position us to receive abundant life from Him and tap fully into His Kingdom within us. “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly”. John 10:10. He does not want us to be driven by religion or the letter of the law that kills. God wants to bring us into the freedom of true life. “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.” II Corinthians 3:6. “But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter. “ Romans 7:6. When we learn to make application of the Word to our lives according to the manual left to us, (The Holy Bible) He walks with us, faithful to produce the plans and purpose for which God left His Word to us! It works EVERY TIME!
Our Lord God desires to have intimate relationship with us through covenant promises (explained later under "What Is Our Walk All About"). He has left us the ultimate Training Manuel to find our way to fulfillment of all of His promises for a peace filled happy life by learning Christian Life Skills as outlined in His Holy Word. It is the expression of God’s heart of love towards us so that our way can be protected by God, avoid pitfalls and we can be happy. Those who desire to know Him will read and study His Word. After all if we have a loved one who writes us a letter of instruction on where to find Him and know who He is, rather than what we may have been taught by others.
In the Holy Bible guidebook we find that in all things where man is limited, Our God takes over if we are able to trust Him for His hand in our matters, displaying His UNLIMITED Power. After all; Nothing is impossible with God!”Luke 1:37. Oh that I had the time to share about my husband's miracle healing but you can call and ask Dennis about it if you choose. “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:”Jeremiah 32:17. After two years confined to a bed and the promise only of near total paralysis God moved miraculously where man could not and my Dennis was totally healed! PRAISE GOD! I too am blessed to proclaim Him as Jehovah Rapha; The Lord my healer; The Lord who Heals me in more than one if my life's circumstances. It matters not at this moment what difficult situation you are facing. Whether you need finances, healing mending of a broken heart, even the blessing to be able to believe or WHATEVER, The God Almighty of the Bible is capable of creating or recreating something new, beautiful and full of life from what is old, stale and dying because He is who He says He is! Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”II Corinthians 5:17. “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”Isaiah 43:18. God, the giver of life is the God of chance after chance and the giver of Newness of Life!
So onto our search to solidify the truth that God's Word is entirely authentic! “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29. Still the goodness and mercy of God provides opportunity and makes a way even for those of us who are full of doubt and unbelief. Perhaps someone reading this right now is in that place screaming on the inside "I just don't believe it" and just about to move into a greater glory. There are times we may have a confidence in the Word of God without knowing how God may work a matter out. We may not have received full revelation or understanding of God’s Word at various points in our walk with Him, but we grow in the knowledge of Christ by growing in the knowledge of His Word and of Him. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ". II Peter 3:18.To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen”. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word WAS GOD". John 1 God provides more than ample information, both secular and divine to point the way to knowing Him. How Our Father draws an individual to the saving knowledge of Christ may be delivered in many ways; via television, receiving the witness of other people and their experiences, or reading this paper. The greatest witness is that of the pure Word of God as delivered through the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is a love letter of instruction divinely inspired, protected in its original Greek and Hebrew writings and left to us for our divine protection if we choose to follow.
II Timothy 3:16says: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. This is one reason it is important for us to have knowledge of God's Word. Our Father God left us The Holy Bible so each and every one of us as individuals can have understanding of His plans and purposes, both corporately and to find the reason for which He created each of us individually. We each have a purpose in the vast eternal, as well as temporal plans of our Maker. This is what is commonly referred to as our call from God.
The Bible holds fast to claims that it is a heavenly Word direct from God with all the answers, guidance and truth we need to live our lives to the fullest with joy unspeakable and full of glory. I Peter 1:8. Furthermore Jesus is proclaimed to be the way the truth and the life John 14:16. If even one Word of The Holy Bible as given by God is not true, then the entire Bible would be suspect. How can we be assured that we have a book, given to us by God that can safely direct our lives through to an eternal destination in the care of God Almighty? Do we need The Bible? What makes it worthwhile to study and does it provide a secure foundation upon which our lives can be built and lived successfully? Let’s find out.
OK ALL THE PROOF FOLLOWS; READ AND BE BLESSED! HOLY BIBLE: IS WHOLLY TRUE The Bible is not like any other book that has ever been or will ever be written. It is not a human book written by human minds but by the divine and sovereign mind of God Almighty.! Yet unless you have a rock solid commitment to seeking and applying it’s truth, the Bible will not change your life --it will only be so many words in a sea of words. God called His Word living. Read Main Text: I Peter 1:23, Hebrews 4:12. God built a life giving breath into His Word, and many the Eastern thought forms copy the Scripture model because it is so powerful. Unfortunately, imitators twist the Holy Word of God to suit their own agendas. God’s truths are used trying to justify their views but none of them can begin to approach the supernatural manifestations built into God’s Holy Bible. The Holy Word, given under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit proves to be no less than miraculous!
BIBLE C R E D E N T I A L S: So what are this book's credentials? I could say to you, "I have just written a book, and it is the Word of God. You would be wise in saying, "Prove it!" OK, let’s begin. There are 30-40 books in the various major world religions; each one claiming to be a superior revelation, yet none can prove themselves as completely and unquestionably as The Bible does in being a superior document delivered by The Greatest of all Spirits, The Living God. Jesus said, "Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away"Matt. 24:35. The Word of God truly has endured throughout centuries and establishes itself with reliable verification... so lets look at them. Here is an interesting start to proving the Bible is the inspired book IITimothy claims it is: The book of Genesis opens with the words, "God said," 9 times in the first chapter. The statement, "Thus says the Lord" appear 23 times in the last book of the Old Testament -Malachi. "The Lord Spoke" appears 560 times in the first five books of the Bible alone. Isaiah claims at least 40 times that his message came directly from the Lord; Ezekiel, 60 times, and Jeremiah, 100 times! And at least 3800 times in the Old Testament, "The Lord spoke" appears. And the Lord Jesus quoted from at least 24 different Old Testament books -that's right, He just quoted. The numerical values of these chapters will become more important in our study later.
The Holy Bible was written by 40 totally different writers, from many very different walks of life, some highly educated, some philosophers, kings, statesmen, scholars, even doctors, priests, prophets, herdsmen, poets, soldiers, farmers, a tent making rabbi, peasants, and fishermen to name a few. All these were used to record the Bible. Many were separated by centuries yet The Bible’s religious themes, poetry, ethics, science, philosophy, the creation of the Universe and man's future destiny tie together in amazing truths that point toward one central theme; It boggles the mind to realize some of the facts that are herein, how they tie a central theme together and were all written by such men of diversity. The reconciliation of man to God in the garden state; That place Adam and Eve enjoyed before the fall. These people inspired by The Holy Ghost to record Bible Truths did not communicate by phone or telegram... only possibly by word of mouth, passed down over several thousand years, compiling the whole thing in one amazing manuscript.
Look at a biology textbook from 60 years ago, and compare it with one today. And that is just 60 years! You would find information totally contradicting itself and changing continually! But this is not what you discover when you study the Bible. The more you read and study The Bible, the more incredible the unity and detail of it becomes with obvious phenomenal proof that it had to have been divinely inspired by God even though God choose for it to be delivered through men. By the inspiration of the Scriptures we mean that "special divine influence on the minds of the writers of the Bible, in virtue of which their production, apart from errors in transcription, and when rightly interpreted, together constitute an infallible rule of faith and practice intended by our Creator." Given by inspiration of God, translates a single Greek word. Literally the word means God-breathed. God breathed into man what man breathed out.
PROOF THE BIBLE Overwhelmingly PROVES IT IS A SCIENTIFIC BOOK: The Bible is scientifically accurate. The same God who created the universe wrote it. No statement in the Scriptures can be accurately proven to be scientifically incorrect. In fact, the opposite is evident. In the last 100 years (and especially in the last ten) scientists discovered many proofs that confirm the Bible’s accuracy. Since these proofs support the accuracy of the text we can understand scientifically, it makes sense to trust the Bible’s text that we may not have been given revelation concerning yet. For example: At the time that the Bible was written,men thought that the world was flat and held up by three elephants. Big elephants. Someone asked, "What holds the world up?" Another said, "Three elephants." Then someone ventured to ask, "And what holds up the elephants??" It was answered, "A big tortoise." And so the early sciences grew. Now, listen to what God said. Remember, this wasn't written in the last hundred years, or even the last thousand. This comes from over 2500 years ago... "Have ye not known? Have ye not heard?...Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He that sits upon the circle of the earth" Isaiah 40:21,22.The word "circle" is the word "sphere" in Hebrew. Also, "He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing" Job 26:7. So much for the elephants! There are many other astounding scientific facts in the Scripture, presented centuries before it became man's "knowledge." Such as this..."Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?"Job 38:32. Arcturus is a run-away star system. It moves at 257 million miles a second (our sun moves at about 12 1/2 miles a second). "The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" 2 Peter 3:10. This very verse was used 90 years ago to prove that the Bible could not have been divinely inspired because, "How could there be a fire big enough to burn the whole world? Silly fisherman!" It took over two more generations for science to catch up to what God had spoken to Peter; that an atomic reaction could actually melt the basic building blocks of matter itself, and God was prophesying how the world might end. In fact, two verses later we find these words, "The heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat"vs.12. Do you know what the world "dissolve" is? It's a Greek word that literally means to untie. That is an atomic physics statement from a fisherman! These and countless other examples can show you how the Lord had hidden unsurpassed knowledge and wisdom in His Word until He in His wisdom reveals it in perfect timing. But wait until you see what unfathomable genius lies beneath, woven within the Word itself.
BE AMAZED!!!!! IVAN PANIN: HARVARD GRADUATE; LITERARY SCHOLAR; LECTURER; GENIUS PROVES THE BIBLE’S VALIDITY: In 1882, a young immigrant from Russia was just graduating from Harvard. Consider a genius he had a wonderful conversion to Christ, after traveling as an agnostic (An agnostic does not deny the existence of God and heaven but holds that one cannot know for certain whether or not He exists) he often lectured on atheism (the absolute denial of the existence of God or any other gods.) ! A brilliant mathematician, multi-lingual scholar and a literary figure, Panin began to study the Scriptures. After a very short time his finding led him to become a Christian. Knowing Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, (equipped by God; the Bible speaks about being foreordained, without even being aware of it) he began reading them in the original languages. Now both Hebrew and Greek are unique in that they do not have separate characters for numbers. In other words, they do not use special symbols for their numbers (like our Arabic numerals 1,2,3,etc.) but use instead the letters of their alphabets to represent numbers. Aware of the numerical values of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, Panin experimented one day by replacing the letters with their corresponding numbers in Scripture. Here is Panin a mathematical genius, a Hebrew and Greek scholar, and he loves playing with numbers. Suddenly, his trained mind saw a mathematical pattern! As he studied more intensely, his excitement grew. A few short hours of work had him utterly amazed. The verses he had studied bore unmistakable evidence of an elaborate mathematical pattern, far beyond random chance, or human ability to construct. This discovery marked the turning point in his career, and from that time until his death in 1942, he devoted his entire life to the study and proof of Bible numerics proving there is a God and He is indeed the God of the Bible. Blind faith did not lead him to investigate the numerals. This was part of the call, or plan and purpose for which God created Panin. The urge or leading of God's Spirit dropped a hunger in him to receive this from God. He showed, first of all, that the Bible, in its original language, is a skillfully designed product of a mathematical mastermind far beyond any possibility of deliberate structuring possible from the mind of man. He later supplied a representative of the Nobel Research Foundation with over 43,000 sheets of his studies accompanied by his statement that this was evidence that the Bible was the Word of God. Their reply was, "As far as our investigation has proceeded...we find the evidence overwhelmingly in favor of such a statement." He then issued an ongoing challenge throughout leading newspapers of the world to offer a "natural explanation" or refute the facts; not a single person was able and still to this day is able to do so. WHAT PANIN FOUND AND PROVED: "The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of the earth, refined 7 times." Psalm 12:6 Panin found that patterns of prime numbers, such as 11, 13, 17 and 23, but especially 7, were found in great clusters. He would add up the sum of all the numeric values for different words, sentences, paragraphs, passages, and whole books, and he found the same patterns in each of these forms!He found that the number of BIBLICAL WORDS in each vocabulary all divided by the number 7. The number of proper names, both male and female, divides by 7. The number of words that begin with a vowel divides by 7, likewise the number of words that begin with a consonant. The number of LETTERS in a vocabulary divides by 7, and those letters, those that are vowels and those that are consonants also divide by 7. Words that occurred more than once divide by 7, and also words that appeared only once! The number of nouns is divisible by 7, also the words that are not. Even the number of words beginning with each letter of the alphabet! And on and on...WOW! The odds of this happening are astronomical and positively impossible without God! An astonishing number followed by astronomical zeros to the tenth power.
Panin only stayed on a passage long enough to confirm beyond reasonable doubt the statistical evidence for supernatural design. But he stated that the longer you stayed on one, the more it would continue to yield further and further evidences of pattern within patterns far beyond the genius abilities of any man’s mind!!
SOME INDISPUTABLE EXAMPLES: Here is an example from the Old Testament. Just the very first sentence in the Bible. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"Genesis 1:1. That's the way that it comes out in English, but in Hebrew it's exactly 7 words. The seven words have exactly 28 (4x7) letters. There are three nouns (God, heavens and earth). Taking the letters of these, substituting their number equivalents and adding them up, you get a combined total of 777 (111x7)! There is a Hebrew verb -- created. It's total numerical value is 203 (29x7). The first three words contain the subject with exactly 14 (2x7) letters, likewise the other four are the object with exactly 14 letters. The Hebrew words for the two objects (heaven and earth) each have 7 letters. The value for the first, middle, and last letters in the sentence is 133 ( 3+ 3+ 1 =7) (19x7). The numeric value of the first and last letters of all the words is 1393 (199x7); the value of the first and last letters of the first and last words of the verse is 497 (71x7). The value of the first and last letters of each of the words between is 896 (128x7). And so on, and so on...in this verse alone there are 30 different features of 7. I have listed only11 of them!! The chance of this happening accidentally is 1 in 33 trillion. An example from the New Testament: Matthew 1:1-11. The vocabulary has 49 words (7x7). 28 words begin with a vowel (4x7), the remaining 21 with a consonant (3x7). 7 end with a vowel, 42 with a consonant (6x7). The 49 words have 266 letters (38x7). Out of the 266 letters, 140 are vowels (20x7), 126 are consonants (18x7). Also, of these 49 words, 14 occur only once (2x7), 35 occur more than once (5x7), 42 (6x7) are nouns, 7 are not. These remaining common nouns have exactly 49 letters (7x7). Male names occur in all 56 times (8x7). The names of only three women appear in the passage, and the Greek letters of their names add up to 14 exactly! The number 7 (perfection) is abundantly prevalent and evident in every sentence, paragraph and word. Panin said that it would have taken Matthew several months, working 8 hours a day to construct the genealogy, even if it were possible. But the names were chosen BEFORE MATTHEW WAS BORN! Hum… How could that just happen? Well the Bibles claims to be divinely inspired through men must be true after all! How could anyone with the facts think otherwise, especially when there is tons more proof other than what is here?
ONE AUTHOR: The whole Bible is like this. This is just one small chunk of it done in detail. Every paragraph, passage and book in the Bible can be shown to be constructed in the same marvelous mathematical way. What kind of fantastic collaboration between the disciples could have produced this structure without computers? How could mere fisherman and tax-collectors produce this kind of incredible structuring and design? What is crazy is that Mark is a Roman, Luke a Greek, and Matthew a Jew, but they all wrote with the same mathematical pattern. Each one wrote with their own unique expressions of language yet all add up to the mathematical patterns. Mark's style is different, but the pattern is the same right through! So who wrote it? One Mind, one Author, our amazing God -- inspiring many different writers, but One Writer who gave the inspiration through men. Can you imagine how great the Mind of our God truly is? Do we see how remarkable and incredible our God is! The Holy Bible is not just words; it's an unbelievably accurate mathematical equation that dances with perfection. It's like a building where every piece joins perfectly into each other displaying an underlying blueprint, beyond genius. Not one word can be eliminated without damaging the whole pattern. So the Bible carries within itself, a self-checking, self-verifying protection factor. If a person comes along and says I don't like this one, the whole guide to follow falls apart. This cannot be found in any other book in the world, religious or earthly. NO OTHER CONCLUSION CAN BE MADE: You can put any test that you like on this book and nothing is even in the same category, not even in the same class. It is not a book -- it is God who has spoken in history, and that is why He says, "My word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword!"Hebrews 4:16. Only the 66 books of the Scriptures bear this divine seal. No other book in any language even faintly resembles the intricate structure and design of the Bible. The fact remains -- only an INFINITE mind could have devised this Book of books. Now you must take what it says, as just what it is...THE DIVINELY INSPIRED WORD OF GOD RECORDED THROUGH MEN! “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” II Peter 1:21. This is how God choose to record His plans purposes, way and will for mankind; through men to find Him for themselves themselves.
Some statics on bible prophecy: If you still happen to be unconvinced that the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago was anything more than just an ordinary human baby, let me challenge you with a few of “the odds” in that regard.1.To begin with, the Old Testament prophet Micah, writing round about 700 B.C., out of the hundreds and hundreds of cities in the scores and scores of nations in existence all over the world even in those days, designated Bethlehem of Judea would be the birthplace of the Messiah Micah 5:2 2 And that at about the same time, Isaiah7:14 said that the Christ would be born of a virgin? 3 Or that a prophecy made in 1012 B.C. specified that the Messiah's hands and feet would eventually be pierced--a clear reference to death by crucifixion--800 years before the Romans ever even instituted crucifixion as a form of capital punishment! 4Malachi 3:1, penned in about 425 B.C., specified that the Messiah would be contemporary with the temple in Jerusalem--a temple that was destroyed in 70 A.D. and has never been rebuilt. .5 Well, if all this impresses you even a little bit, you ought to go compare Zechariah 11:11-13 (written over 500 years before Christ) to Matthew 27:3-10 (written some 25-30 years after Christ). Only coincidence? Peter W. Stoner and Robert C. Newman wrote a book entitled Science Speaks. The book was based on the science of probability and vouched for by the American Scientific Affiliation. It set out the odds of any one man in all of history fulfilling even only eight of the 60 major prophecies (and 270 ramifications) fulfilled by the life of Christ. The probability that Jesus of Nazareth could have fulfilled even eight such prophecies would be only 1 in 1017. That's 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000.
Scientific information in the Bible Although the Bible is not primarily a book of science, it contains numerous scientific facts. We laugh at the scientific knowledge of just a hundred years ago. If man alone were the author of the Bible, we would expect to find many errors contained in it. However, if we examine the scientific data of the Bible and find it to be accurate to present-day knowledge, then we have powerful evidence for divine authorship. The scientific facts we are about to examine are not only accurate, but were revealed thousands of years before man discovered them for himself, partial proof the Bible does not contain errors. Would we expect anything less from a book written by God?
The earth is round! You may be surprised to learn that the Bible is the source that revealed the earth is round. Job 26:10, Prov. 8:27, Isaiah 40:22, Amos 9:6. Today, we chuckle at the people of the fifteenth century who feared sailing because they thought they would fall over the edge of an earth they believed to be flat. Yet the Bible revealed the truth in 1000 B.C. 2500 years before man discovered it for himself! "The Paths of the sea" Matthew Maury (1806-1873) is considered the father of oceanography. "At one time, when Commodore Maury was very sick, he asked one of his daughters to get the Bible and read to him. She chose Psalm 8. While listening, he noticed the expression "paths of the sea" in Psalms 8:8. Maury believed God’s Word to be true. The eighth verse states "whatsoever walks through the paths of the sea." He repeated "the paths of the sea, the paths of the sea, if God says the paths of the sea, they are there, and if I ever get out of this bed I will find them." Upon his recovery went looking for these paths of the sea. Maury’s trust in God’s Word led to his discovery of the warm and cold continental currents which today are known as the shipping lanes in the sea. His book on oceanography is still considered a basic text on the subject and is still used in universities. Maury used the Bible as a guide that led him to this scientific discovery. The Hydrologic Water Cycle: Revealed in the Bible: Job 36:27-28 .The water cycle was not fully understood until about 30 B.C. by a Roman engineer named Marcus Vitruvius. Yet every aspect of the water cycle was fully revealed to mankind in 1600 B.C.! The Bible's description is in perfect harmony with modern science. Eccl 1:6-7; 11:3; Job 26:8; Amos 9:6. Vitruvius was 1600 years too late! The Bible is estimated to have been written between 1450 B.C. and 95 A.D. This chart shows scientific facts and principles referred to in the Bible, but not actually discovered by humankind until later centuries. Since people had no official knowledge or understanding of these scientific facts when the Bible was written, this IS OBVIOUSLY scientific proof that the Bible was inspired by God.
MORE SCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE: Recorded in the Bible thousands of years before it was given by God for man to discover
Scientific Fact or Principle with Bible reference & Date of discover by man 1. Both man and woman possess the seed of life Genesis 3:15 17th Century 2. There is a place void of stars in the North Job 26:7 19th Century 3. Earth is held in place by invisible forces Job 26:7 1650 4. Taxonomic classification of matter ( is the practice and science of classification) Genesis 1 1735 5. The Earth is round Isaiah 40:22 15th Century 6. Day and night occur simultaneously on Earth Luke 17:34 15th Century 7. Matter is made up of invisible particles Romans 1:20 20th Century 8. Certain animals carry diseases harmful to man Leviticus 11 16th Century 9. Early diagnosis of leprosy Leviticus 13 17th Century 10. Quarantine for disease control Leviticus 13 17th Century 11. Blood of animals carries diseases Leviticus 17 17th Century 12. Blood is necessary for life Leviticus 17:11 19th Century 13. Oceans have natural paths in them Psalms 8:8 1854 14. Earth was in nebular form initially Genesis 1:2 1911 15. Most seaworthy ship design ratio is 30:5:3 Genesis 6 1860 16. Light is a particle and has mass (a photon) Job 38:19 1932 17. Radio astronomy (stars give off signals) Job 38:7 1945 18. Oceans contain fresh water springs Job 38:1 6 1920 19. Snow has material value Job 38:2 1905, 1966 20. Infinite number of stars exist Genesis 15:5 1940 21. Water cycle Ecclesiastes 1:7 17th Century 22. Dust is important to survival Isaiah 40:12 1935 23. Hubert Spencer's scientific principles Genesis 1 1820 24. Air has weight Job 28:25 16th Century 25. Light can be split up into component colors Job 38:24 1650 26. Plants use sunlight to manufacture food Job 8:16 1920 27. Arcturus and other stars move through space Job 38:32 19th Century 28. Life originated in the sea Genesis 1 19th Century 29. Lightning and thunder are related Job 38:25 19th Century 30. Man was the last animal created Genesis 1 15th Century (So much for evolution)
1. Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of invisible atoms. Here, Scripture tells us that the "things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11:3 2. Medical science has only recently discovered that blood-clotting in a newborn reaches its peak on the eighth day, then drops. The Bible consistently says that a baby must be circumcised on the eighth day. Leviticus 12:3 3. At a time when it was believed that the earth sat on a large animal or a giant (1500 B.C.), the Bible spoke of the earth’s free float in space: "He...hangs the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7).
4. The prophet Isaiah also tells us that the earth is round: "It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth" (Isaiah 40:22). This is not a reference to a flat disk, as some skeptic maintain, but to a sphere. Secular man discovered this 2,400 years later. At a time when science believed that the earth was flat, it was the Scriptures that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail around the world (see Proverbs 3:6 footnote).
5. God told Job in 1500 B.C.: "Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are?" (Job 38:35). The Bible here is making what appears to be a scientifically ludicrous statement—that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. But did you know that radio waves travel at the speed of light? This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. Science didn’t discover this until 1864 when "British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing" (Modern Century Illustrated Encyclopedia).
6. Job 38:19 asks, "Where is the way where light dwells?" Modern man has only recently discovered that light (electromagnetic radiation) has a "way," traveling at 186,000 miles per second.
7. Science has discovered that stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitch. God mentioned this in Job 38:7: "When the morning stars sang together..."
8. Solomon described a "cycle" of air currents two thousand years before scientists "discovered" them. "The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits" (Ecclesiastes 1:6).
9. Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power, and motion. Genesis 1:1,2 revealed such truths to the Hebrews in 1450 B.C.: "In the beginning [time] God created [power] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter] And the Spirit of God moved [motion] upon the face of the waters." The first thing God tells man is that He controls of all aspects of the universe.
10. The great biological truth concerning the importance of blood in our body’s mechanism has been fully comprehended only in recent years. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled," and many died because of the practice. If you lose your blood, you lose your life. Yet Leviticus 17:11, written 3,000 years ago, declared that blood is the source of life: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood." Leviticus 17:11 . Let’s remember what Jesus taught about communion: “Whoso eat Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:54
11. All things were made by Him (see John 1:3), including dinosaurs. Why then did the dinosaur disappear? The answer may be in Job 40:15-24. In this passage, God speaks about a great creature called "behemoth." Some commentators think this was a hippopotamus. However, the hippo’s tail isn’t like a large tree, but a small twig. Following are the characteristics of this huge animal: It was the largest of all the creatures God made; was plant-eating (herbivorous); had its strength in its hips and a tail like a large tree. It had very strong bones, lived among the trees, drank massive amounts of water, and was not disturbed by a raging river. He appears impervious to attack because his nose could pierce through snares, but Scripture says, "He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him." In other words, God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made, to become extinct.
12. Encyclopedia Britannica documents that in 1845, a young doctor in Vienna named Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was horrified at the terrible death rate of women who gave birth in hospitals. As many as 30 percent died after giving birth. Semmelweis noted that doctors would examine the bodies of patients who died, then, without washing their hands, go straight to the next ward and examine expectant mothers. This was their normal practice, because the presence of microscopic diseases was unknown. Semmelweis insisted that doctors wash their hands before examinations, and the death rate immediately dropped to 2 percent. Look at the specific instructions God gave His people for when they encounter disease: "And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself even days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean" (Leviticus 15:13). Until recent years, doctors washed their hands in a bowl of water, leaving invisible germs on their hands. However, the Bible says specifically to wash hands under "running water."
13. Luke 17:34–36 says the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur while some are asleep at night and others are working at daytime activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night at the same time.
14. "During the devastating Black Death of the fourteenth century, patients who were sick or dead were kept in the same rooms as the rest of the family. People often wondered why the disease was affecting so many people at one time. They attributed these epidemics to ‘bad air’ or ‘evil spirits.’ However, careful attention to the medical commands of God as revealed in Leviticus would have saved untold millions of lives. Arturo Castiglione wrote about the overwhelming importance of this biblical medical law: ‘The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of sanitary legislation’ (A History of Medicine)." Grant R. Jeffery, The Signature of God With all these truths revealed in Scripture, how could a thinking person deny that the Bible is supernatural in origin? There is no other book in any of the world’s religions that contains scientific truth as proven in The Bible.
Once you have experienced the Living Word of God, it is IMPOSSIBLE Not to believe! The Bible proves itself over and over again. The only people who do not believe are those with insufficient information. “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man [that] trusts in him. Psalm 34:8. God longs for each one of us to approach Him in the light of His Holy Word so that the blessings He has always intended for us can be fully released. He is not only the God of a second chance, but Our God of Chance after chance. No matter how dark it has been, how much pain we have endured, we serve a faithful God whose plan is always restoration and promises of blessings, not only eternally, but here as well. “Thy Kingdom come, On earth as it is in Heaven” Matthew 6:10. “The kingdom of God is neither here nor there but the kingdom of God is within you, if you desire for it’s power and presence to be there!”Luke 17:21.
THE BIBLE IS A PROVEN ACCURATE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: The Proof of Historians: No other "religious book" foretells the future OR HAS BEEN AS HISTORICALLY PROVEN as The Bible. See information on Dead Sea Scrolls. Witness of Archaeology The Bible is historically proven correct by numerous writers of books both religious and otherwise. No one has ever proved differently. The more we learn of history, the more the Bible is validated. Hundreds of statements in the Bible, which in times past have been held untrue by enemies of the Bible, have recently been proven true by archaeologists discoveries. The more that archaeologists find from the past, the more the Bible is proven accurate historically. Secular history supports the Bible. For example, in The Antiquities of the Jews, book 18, chapter 3, paragraph 3 the famous historian Flavius Josephus writes: “Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works—a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.” In 115 AD, P. Cornelius Tacitus wrote the following passage that refers to Jesus (called “Christus,” which means “The Messiah”) in book 15, chapter 44 of The Annals:
“Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their center and become popular. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired.”
These are facts that will be valuable for a person with an open heart --not that you have to throw your head away in order to believe these facts; but if you do not want to believe, NOTHING will convince you. Voltaire, 250 years ago, held a copy of the Bible in one hand and said, "In 100 years this book will be forgotten, eliminated." What is hilarious is that 100 years later, to the day, his house was made the headquarters of the Geneva Bible Society, and they were distributing Bibles out of his house! God has an incredible sense of humor! Witness Of Fulfilled Prophecies Hundreds of prophecies of future events were recorded in the Bible -- some of them centuries before fulfillment and not one detail of any of them has ever failed! No archaeological discovery has ever disproved a biblical reference. The Bible is trustworthy and historically reliable. No one can refute the Bible's accurate prediction of future events with facts. All they can do is try to get you to ignore these marvelous facts. Prophecies Concerning Christ; Witness Of Jesus; The Proof of Prophecy.
One of the strongest arguments for the accuracy of the Bible is its 100% accuracy in predicting the future. These future predictions are called “prophecies.” The Old Testament was written between approximately 1450 BC and 430 BC. During that time, many predictions of the future were recorded in the Bible by God’s prophets. Of the events that were to have taken place by now, every one happened just the way they predicted it would. No other “sacred writing” has such perfectly accurate predictions of the future. Could man -- especially dozens of men, writing in different countries and different times -- foretell the future so accurately? Never! Only God could do such a tremendous thing. No one but God could reveal the future in such detail, often hundreds of years before the events occurred. Not only the future of cities, nations, and the world, but also concerning the future birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ.
The Old Testament, written over a 1,000 year period, contains several hundred references to the coming Messiah all of which were fulfilled exactly in Jesus Christ. The chance that all these predictions could come true exactly as written is beyond most human's comprehension, giving to any honest enquirer undeniable proof that God inspired the writing of the prophecies in the Bible.1 PETER 1:11 (NKJ ). .. He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. LUKE 24:44 NKJ 44 . . . all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me." JOHN 5:39,46 NKJ 39 "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. 46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. The story of Jesus Christ is also woven into the Old Testament through types, symbols, and ceremonies. All the Bible points to Jesus Christ. The biography of the patriarchs, the construction of the tabernacle and the temple, the services, the sacrifices, and the ceremonies, as well as other types and shadows -- all foreshadow Jesus Christ. Any honest person who studies the historical evidence will conclude that Jesus Christ rose from death -- giving Him unique status. Jesus acknowledged the Old Testament, which was all of the Bible written at that time, as the Word of God. MATTHEW 5:18 NKJ 18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. The Bible bears the seal of Jesus' authority. He quoted the Old Testament dozens of times and referred to it as the Word of God. For example, in Matthew 22:32, Jesus quotes from Exodus 3:6 and 15. MATTHEW 22:29,31-32 NKJ 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
31 "But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,
32 `I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Conclusion: The Bible written in three different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek include history, law, poetry, educational discourses, parables, biography, personal correspondence, and prophecy. There is perfect unity between the books of the Bible speaking through thousands of years on hundreds of subjects in many fields. History records many who set out to disprove the Bible, with in-depth research, honestly examining the evidence for the Bible's inspiration and truthfulness instead and instead became believers of its Supernatural Origin.
MORE AND MORE PROOF!
6 DAY CREATION... GOD WAS TAKING HIS TIME : We often hear that science has proved evolution. Nothing could be further from the truth. You see, people often confuse scientific fact with scientific theory. Current scientific theory does conflict with creation. But the facts of science do not! There are many scientists who fully accept Biblical creation.
The theory of evolution says that over millions of years simple life forms (one celled creatures) slowly evolved into complex life forms (fish), and that one kind of animal evolved into another kind (ape to man). Genesis, on the other hand, says that all life forms were created in six, 24 hour days. Genesis chapter one states 10 times that life forms can only reproduce after their own kind (ape to ape, man to man). All the observable facts of science strongly support the Bible's claim that it is impossible for one kind to reproduce a different kind. The truth is, there is absolutely no tangible evidence to support evolution from any area of science, just theory and a wild imagination!
But if the Bible is wrong and man actually did evolve in small graduations over a long period of time, we should find ample fossil evidence of links in intermediate stages of transition. For decades, evolutionists have searched for fossils of these links to prove biblical creation wrong. Although millions of fossils have been unearthed, not even one missing link has ever been found. Has it ever occurred to you that this is the reason why scientists refer to them as missing links?
Even Charles Darwin realized the difficulty missing links gave his theory. Darwin wrote in his book, Origin Of The Species, "Why, if species have descended from other species by fine graduation, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion, instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?" The reason we have never found any missing links is quite simple. Darwin's theory of evolution can not possibly be correct, especially in light of the overwhelming proof of the correctness of God’s Word!
Experts tricked for 40 years! In 1912, Arthur Woodward announced to the world that he had found the missing link between ape and man. Piltdown Man, as he called it, consisted of a jaw bone and a piece of skull which he estimated to be over 500,000 years old! However, in 1953, when the new fluoride dating process was applied to the bones, scientists were shocked to learn that the jaw bone was less than 50 years old. Only then did they notice that the bones and teeth had been treated with salts and filed to make them appear old and primitive. In other words, Piltdown Man was a complete fraud. Take note Bible student! The world's foremost scientific experts had been fooled for over 40 years! (Read: 1 Corinthians 3:18-20.) For almost a half century, evolutionists pushed Piltdown Man in the faces of Bible believers as scientific proof we evolved from apes! Some proof or more correctly, speculation!
In spite of over 100 years of intensive searching, the only place you will find a missing link today is in the colorful imagination of an evolutionist. Museums certainly don't have any! "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Gen 1:1) Have you ever considered that when God created the universe in six short 24 hour days, He may have been taking His time?
Witness Of Bible Working For People Millions have acted on the Bible's commands and have testified to receiving its promises. Probably someone living near you has such a testimony.
That the Bible message works for people -- in all places and all times -- is a proof that the same One who created us, and all things, is the Author of the Bible. Only the manufacturer knows what to write in the product handbook to make his product function properly.
Witness Of Changed Lives: Millions of individuals, as well as nations, have been changed for the better when they have accepted the Bible as the Word of God. More people on Earth today believe in Jesus Christ and the Bible as the Word of God than any other creed or philosophy. These millions of people have proved the claims of the Bible when its conditions were met. Wherever the Bible is accepted people are lifted up to a higher plane of life. The Bible message has changed the vilest sinners into the most loving saints. No other message ever has done that. Individuals, and even whole societies, have been transformed wherever the Bible has been believed and obeyed. The Bible's fruits have always been good and wholesome. Neglect of the Bible has always robbed individuals of the highest qualities of life and taken them into unnecessary sorrow , sin and suffering.
Never Out-Of-Date Although written hundreds of years ago, the Bible remains the most up-to-date book available today. Books on every subject have to be replaced because they become out-of-date so quickly. But the Bible has never had to be revised. (Only translations of the Bible from the original languages have been revised to reflect current language usage.) PSALM 89:34 NKJ My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. PSALM 119:89 NKJ Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. The Bible has been the best-selling book because it universally speaks to the heart of people, and gives them the message of God. HEBREWS 4:12 NKJ For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The Bible is relevant to every person, in every culture, in every age, because the Bible is a living message -- which could only be authored by God. Highest Moral Standards The moral standards of the Bible are the highest known to man. They are impossible for man to achieve without divine help. Man would never set such unreachable standards for himself. MATTHEW 5:44,48 NKJ "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. MATTHEW 18:21-22 NKJ Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Divinely Inspired The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. 2 TIMOTHY 3:16 NKJ 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 2 PETER 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost
2 PETER 1:21 21 For it was not through any human whim that men prophesied of old; men they were, but, impelled by the Holy Spirit, they spoke the words of God. HEBREWS 1:1 NKJ God, who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets. 1 THESSALONIANS 2:13 NKJ 13 when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
BELIEVE! How could anyone not believe against these proofs?
Conclusion: God has provided enough information about Himself and His Word for us to make us one. Ultimately it is up to each one of us to exercise free choice. God never but gently draws us to live within and prosper by His set rules. If not then there are consequences. No one really ever likes to hear that but . Through His Testament.Through the Holy Bible He has given us the way, shared what is true and we will find satisfaction and true life if we seek Him. With the opportunity presented it would be unfair of anyone to deny the entire truth; God will blot the names of those not conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ , whose lives and minds have not been renewed, out of The Lamb’s Book of Life. We will be held accountable if we do not follow the instructions of our Lord Romans 8:29, Romans 12:2. Besides, why would we want to miss out on all the fullness of the life-giving Word of God once we have established fully it's amazing ability to give us fuller, richer lives? His Love is so deep and so vast, He makes every providing for them to enjoy Him and fellowship with Him throughout eternity. This is your moment to simply accept His love and let Him Bless you beyond your hopes and dreams. It is God’s intention to conform us so we are free from every hindrance to live this life and the next to it’s fullest, however, there is God’s part, and our part. My admonition to us all is; “Hold forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.” Philippians 2:16. “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:10. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1. It is sure we all face the same battle of the flesh which wars against the spirit. Sin is simply the transgression of what will keep us from true intimate relationship with God, receiving the fullness of His blessings, and possibly altering our final destination.If we don’t recognize or perceive what holds us back because we ignore it, make excuses for it or simply don’t see it, The Holy Spirit and Word of God will shine light into our situations if we desire truth. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” I John 5:7. Let Christ forgive your sins , give you life and life more abundantly!