Confused when someone challenges your belief in the Holy Scriptures? Don’t be intimidated because our Churches have failed in teaching us what we should know about the origin of Scripture. Simply turn to the skeptic and explain to them that — The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents.. It was written on three continents (Asia, Africa, Europe), in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, and some Aramaic), by forty authors from different walks of life. Some were kings and Generals, others were fishermen, tax collectors, shepherds, and even a physician and historian. These forty men gave us sixty-six volumes covering all sorts of subjects, written over the course of more than 1500 years. It is not just an individual making a claim. It is a cohesive document, historically and scientifically accurate.
Luke not only accompanied Paul on his journeys he also meticulously collected eyewitness accounts to accurately record Christ’s life. His gospel begins, “Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. Luke 1:1-4 (KJV).
The late Chuck Missler always began his radio program, 66/40, with the following words:
“66 books, by 40 different authors, and yet we discover it’s an integrated message system from outside our time domain.”
He could confidently make this claim because the Bible is replete with fulfilled prophecies. J. Barton Payne’s Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy lists 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament, for a total of 1,817. The Old Testament contains over 400 prophecies fulfilled in Jesus Christ alone. Some of the most astounding prophecies have been fulfilled in the restoration of the Hebrew language after 2000 years, the regathering of the Jewish people, and the 1948 reestablishment of the nation of Israel in their homeland.
In light of all the fulfilled prophecies, mankind should stand trembling in the face of those remaining prophecies, prophecies of judgment, soon coming to a planet near you.
Exploring Scripture~because it matters-it really does!
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