How to Know that the Bible is True, Part Two

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series How to Know That the Bible Is True

How to prove the Bible is true. 10 proofs the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God! by Jamie Rohrbaugh |

The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God. It is 100% true, all the time. The Bible is actually breathed-out by God Himself (2 Timothy 3:16). If you are a Christian, it’s important for you to be able to defend this truth.

I covered points 1-4 for why the Bible is true in this post. You’ll want to review those if you haven’t already so you don’t miss anything. Today, I’ll present reasons 5-7 for how we know the Bible is divinely-inspired and 100% true:

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    5. The Bible demonstrates a profound unity within itself.

    It was written down by over 40 different people, and over a span of approximately fifteen hundred years. Yet it describes one God, with one character, one unchanging set of principles, one purpose for mankind, one Only Begotten Son (Jesus Christ), and one continuous history of the world from beginning to end. [1]

    Such unity is a miracle that can only be explained by the fact that the Bible was authored by its subject–God Himself.

    6. The Bible is extremely accurate.

    It provides exact details about the world in which its writers lived. Names of places, titles of rulers, and sequences of events are all documented precisely and accurately. These details have been validated by history, and continue to be confirmed by archeology and the physical sciences.

    The Bible is not specifically a scientific textbook, but where it mentions science, it is accurate. It isn’t specifically a history book, but where it mentions history, it is accurate. Its accuracy goes far beyond the knowledge men had in the age in which it was written.

    No book thrown together by men would be so accurate. [2] This Book is God-inspired.

    7. The Bible is full of specific prophecies and their fulfillments.

    Hundreds of Biblical prophecies were fulfilled in the person of Christ alone, including prophecies about His mother, His birthplace, His hometown, His ministry, His age, His friends and how they treated Him, His death, and His resurrection.

    The Bible also contains specific prophecies about the rising and falling of nations, future generations, and detailed timelines upon which certain events would happen. Many of these prophecies have been fulfilled by past events, and additional prophecies continue to be fulfilled even in the 21st century.

    The Bible is an amazing Book. It’s full of wisdom, power, inspiration, instruction, and comfort from God. It’s God’s love letter to you, and He is eager to speak to you through it.

    Won’t you open it up today and begin to discover this wonderful God with me? 

    And click here to read part 3 in this series, with proofs 8-10 for how to know the Bible is true!

    [1] Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith, 58
    [2] Ibid., 59-61
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