The Bible

The Bible: Truth or Fiction?

WHY BELIEVE THE BIBLE over any other “Religious” book?

Hello, welcome to the Kingdom Engineer’s blog!

Holy BibleIn our opinion, the first step to understanding the times in which we are now living, or the “End Times” is to first consider the source for which I (we), “Futurists” base our opinion.

The Evangelical, Christian Bible (New King James for me) is one of the most accurate and proven books ever written. The late Pastor Adrian Rodgers asks this question and provides us with a thought provoking answer:

What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God’s Word?

I want to give you five reasons to affirm the Bible is the Word of God.

First, I believe the Bible is the Word of God because of its scientific accuracy. The Truth of the Word of God tells us that God “He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” (Job 26:7). How did Job know that the earth hung in space before the age of modern astronomy and space travel? The Holy Spirit told him. The scientists of Isaiah’s day didn’t know the topography of the earth, but Isaiah said, “It is He [God] who sits above the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22). The word for “circle” here means a globe or sphere. How did Isaiah know that God say upon the circle of the earth? By divine inspiration.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17) also tells us: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Secondly, the Bible is affirmed through historical accuracy. Do you remember the story about the handwriting on the wall that is found in the fifth chapter of Daniel? Belshazzar hosted a feast with a thousand of his lords and ladies. Suddenly, a gruesome hand appeared out of nowhere and began to write on a wall. The king was disturbed and asked for someone to interpret the writing. Daniel was found and gave the interpretation.

After the interpretation, “Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.” (Daniel 5:29).

Basing their opinion on Babylonian records, the historians claim this never happened. According to the records, the last king of Babylon was not Belshazzar, but a man named Nabonidas. And so, they said, the Bible is in error. There wasn’t a record of a king named Belshazzar. Well, the spades of archeologists continued to do their work. In 1853, an inscription was found on a cornerstone of a temple built by Nabonidas, to the god Ur, which read:

“May I, Nabonidas, king of Babylon, not sin against thee. And may reverence for thee dwell in the heart of Belshazzar, my first-born favorite son.”

From other inscriptions, it was learned that Belshazzar and Nabonidas were co-regents. Nabonidas traveled while Belshazzar stayed home to run the kingdom. Now that we know that Belshazzar and Nabonidas were co-regents, it makes sense that Belshazzar would say that Daniel would be the third ruler. What a marvelous nugget of truth tucked away in the Word of God!

Third, from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reads as one book. And there is incredible unity to the Bible. The Bible is one book, and yet it is made up of 66 books, was written by at least 40 different authors over a period of about 1600 years, in 13 different countries and on three different continents. It was written in at least three different languages by people in all professions. The Bible forms one beautiful temple of truth that does not contradict itself theologically, morally, ethically, doctrinally, scientifically, historically, or in any other way.

Fourth, did you know the Bible is the only book in the world that has accurate prophecy? When you read the prophecies of the Bible, you simply have to stand back in awe. There are over 300 precise prophecies that deal with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament that are fulfilled in the New Testament. To say that these are fulfilled by chance is an astronomical impossibility. Therefore; since all of it’s past prophesies have proven to be accurate, we have reason to believe and the up most assurance that all future prophesies will come true right on time.

Finally, the Bible is not a book of the month, but the Book of the ages.

First Peter 1:25 says: “But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the Word which by the gospel is preached to you.”

No book has ever had as much opposition as the Bible. Men have laughed at it, scorned it, burned it, ridiculed it, and made laws against it. But the Word of God has survived. And it is applicable today as much as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow. It’s so majestically deep that scholars could swim and never touch the bottom. Yet so wonderfully shallow that a little child could come and get a drink of water without fear of drowning. That is God’s precious, holy Word.

The Word of God. Know it. Believe it. It is True as YOUR Eternity depends on it!

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About The Author

Randall Russell

A student of Biblical Christian Eschatology!

4 Comments

  • andrealudwig

    Reply Reply October 1, 2008

    Ahhh, this is a site I can agree with. I, too, am contending for the gospel and relaying God’s truth. Blessings to you!

  • Yusuf Patel

    Reply Reply February 5, 2009

    Hi
    It is common knowledge that the bible has had so many authors even the learned scholars of the bible cannot agree on the number there are so many. The bible is therefore not THE WORD OF GOD but THE WORD OF MAN (MANYMEN).

    Furthermore only 1 bishop compiled the bible deciding what should be in and what should be left out a thousand years after Jesus death. Did GOD appropriate this right to this Bishop or man? What if the apocraphyl scriptures is GODS word and this Bishop had made a mistake.

    Jesus calls himself the SON OF GOD. We according to the scripture are all CHILDREN OF GOD. Therefore SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING if I am a male christian I am also a SON OF GOD and the like for female christians being DAUGHTERS OF GOD.

    It is not my intent to slander or belittle my christian brethren but rather to state the obvious

    Many thanks

    • Anonymous

      Reply Reply July 31, 2011

      Yusuf… well, you’re certainly entitled to believe what you want; however, we will agree to disagree. We are not all God’s children in my opinion and interpretation of the scriptures. You are only apart of the family by being born again.

      Can someone be the “son of the devil”? If they’ve never been born again (John 3) then they certainly can be. We either walk in the way of Cain, or walk in the way of Abel! For example… how can Paul call someone the “son of the devil” like in Acts 13:10?

      10 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?

      According to your thinking… is he the “son of God” or the “son of the devil”?

  • Ken Maynard

    Reply Reply October 3, 2010

    What do I get out of my work? A sense of awe, wonder & humility.

    In this whole universe there is nothing like man. As I say in the preamble to my home page item, it is in God that we have our being, ~it’s lonely being a human, there are not many self determining intelligences around~ We can look to the universe & nature for many things, but they do not inform us on how we should conduct ourselves. Man must make his own solutions, which puts an enormous burden on us with regard to our own self management.

    So different are we to all things known to us, we attribute our origins not to evolution nor to nature; but hold ourselves as created. Created moreover in the image off a God of love, higher purposes & goodness; a God no one can actually find, who resides in a distant heaven no one can find.

    According to St. Clement, the first Pope… ~God called his Son Christ Jesus, & called us through him, to be a peculiar people~

    We really had to search for a source of guidance relevant to the needs of man. Only in the Biblical God do we find an explanation of ourselves, & the guidance to ~best manage~ the unique potentialities of man. So bereft is man of guidance suitable to himself, if the Most High God of Israel did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. There is no replacement; he will be in business until the end of time. Love him or hate him, there is nobody else who do what he do.

    What is man, nothing more than a bumptious little upstart of quite recent origins, whose every existence is precarious, who can never know whether he was an intent or an accident. A temporary resident on a minor planet so small it is near lost in a vast universe.

    I experience awe, wonder & humility. Despite all our difficulties, bleats, moans & insecurities; it is a unique privilege to be us. In this whole universe there is nothing else like us. I am stunned by the immensity of that.

    Ken Maynard. e-mail… communichristi@gmail.com NZ… 021 2517 501.

    Link to Home-page… http://www.communichristi.org.nz

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