Evidence for the BIBLE


Christians should trust the Bible because it is the revelation of all that God wants us to know about everything we need to know. So, why trust the Bible?

  • Jesus said it was true - “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 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” (Matt 5:17–18).
  • The writers said it was true - There is a harmony of conviction among the more than forty authors of the Bible that God spoke through them—that the words came from God, not themselves. For instance, 2 Sam 23:2, says, “the Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His Word was in my tongue.”
  • The Bible’s unity - The Bible’s supernaturally designed unity is demonstrated in the fact that from more than forty men (most of whom never met each other), on three continents, over 1,600 years and sixty generations, comes one integrated message.
  • Fulfilled prophecy - All of the sacred texts of the world’s religions lack a prophetic element (e.g., the Qur’an, the Hindu Vedas, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Book of Mormon, and the sayings of Buddha). In contrast, prophecy comprises between a quarter and a third of the Bible.
  • Scientific accuracy - Throughout the entire 1,600 years during which the Bible was written, every single scientific fact that was stated is true, and this is looking back nearly 3,500 years!
  • Archeological verification - Archaeologists have discovered time and again that every time they have unearthed an archaeological find, the biblical descriptions are accurate.
  • Endurance through the ages - God’s Word has endured through the ages, despite being a target of rulers and empires. The Bible was always under His custodianship: the Old Testament via the prophets and priests and the New Testament via Christ and His apostles.

So What?

  • In The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis wrote, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice, there could be no Hell.”

Now What?

  • Ps 14:1 and 53:1 both state that “the fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Given all the proof of God and the Bible, do you believe? Read Romans 1:18–25.