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Reasons for Trusting the Bible

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. (Proverbs 30:5 NKJV)

Can we trust the Bible? Some people say it is just a book of myths.  There are at least three reasons why we can trust the Bible.

Preservation

People who copied the scriptures by hand were careful that the copy was the same as the original.  The Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament were discovered near the Dead Sea in 1947.  They were written about 150-200 years before Christ.  The 2,000+-year-old scrolls still contain the same truths as we find in the Old Testament today.  God has protected His word so that we could have it today.

Historical Accuracy

The Bible talks about historical places and events that were not recorded in any other historical documents causing many people to doubt the Bible in the past.  However, over the last 50 plus years, archaeological discoveries have confirmed the accuracy of the biblical record.

Biblical Predictions

The Bible has predicted many prophecies that have taken place. Daniel 2, 7, and 8 predicted four world empires (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome). Isaiah 45:1-3 predicted that Cyrus would conquer Babylon.  Isaiah 13:19, 20, and Jeremiah 51:37 said Babylon would never be inhabited again.  2 Timothy 3:1-5 predicted how people would act in the last days before Jesus comes.  We see this prophecy being fulfilled in our day. There is moral and spiritual decline all around us. These predictions have taken place just as predicted.  We can trust that other prophecies that have not been fulfilled will be fulfilled.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV)

–Diane (blog.peacebewithu.com)

Written by Diane Levy

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