The text that we will focus on today is 2 Timothy 3:6-17.
‘When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3)
“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” (Isaiah 58:12)
Here Paul the apostle makes this very positive declaration:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Another translation says:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
The Bible is God’s Word!
The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to humanity.
Peter the apostle also attests to this when he says:
‘So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.’ (2 Peter 1:12-21)
Peter recognizes the Holy Spirit is the author; the inspirer of the Word.
In the Acts of the Apostles, Luke tells us that Peter, when he stood up to talk to the people, in
referring to Christ in Scripture said:
“But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.” (Acts: 3:18)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.
Now, there are some people today who are willing to acknowledge that Some Scripture is written by inspiration of God.
But the moment we make this affirmation we lead people into great confusion.
Because if part of the Bible is inspired – please tell me – ‘which part is inspired and which is not?’
These liberal scholars and theologians have the audacity to go through the Bible and tell you which part is inspired and which is not…!
Then they become the authority?
The bigger problem is that they do not agree amongst themselves and they get into big arguments.
This only leads to utter confusion.
“All Scripture is gives by inspiration of God…”
If I believe this, then I will never be led into confusion.
If I listen to people telling me which is inspired and which is not – then we lost the ‘Authority of the Word of God’ – people become the authority.
And we become subjected to the will of people like us.
God has to remain the final authority, not people—no matter how intelligent!
Now one of the favourite deceptive words they use is –
“The Bible contains the Word of God.”
Beware of that deceptive little phrase because that does sound very fundamental.
Instead we believe that:
“The Bible IS the Word of God.”
Another deceptive phrase is:
“The Bible is an inspired book.”
Well we need to be careful how we take this because people refer to inspired poetry.
People say, “I was inspired to write…”
The Bible is,
This is a little more than the inspiration used by people today.
Now, there are external evidences of this fact that the Bible is God-breathed.
EXTERNAL EVIDENCE OF DIVINE INSPIRATION
1. Scriptures are in complete harmony with all proved science of the day.
Science is a systematic knowledge of the physical or material universe gained by observable facts.
The Creator and God of the universe is the God of science—the author of the scientific laws that govern His universe.
Only the God of science could cause scientific facts to be recorded in a book —the Bible — hundreds or thousands of years before scientists discover them.
Only the Judeo-Christian Bible contains scientific facts that anticipated scientific discovery by hundreds and in some cases several thousand years.
The following are examples of remarkable scientific observations found in the Judeo-Christian Bible.
a) What Holds the Earth Up?
Three thousand years ago the Hindu scriptures recorded the earth was resting on the backs of several huge elephants.
The elephants were resting on the back of a very large turtle that was swimming in a sea.
Greek mythology claims that the god Atlas was holding the earth on his shoulders.
But our Bible says in Job 26:7
“[God] hangeth the earth on nothing.”
What a remarkable statement of fact.
The earth is suspended in space.
Nothing is holding it up.
Job wrote about the same time the Hindu Scripture was written.
How did Job know this scientific fact?
Only God could have revealed this to Job.
b) Flat Versus Round Earth
For thousands of years people believed the earth was flat.
If one went too far, he would fall over the edge.
This was taught in both Hindu and Buddhist scripture.
In the 1500s, the first ship sailed around the world.
This proved the earth was round.
But the round earth was recorded in the Judeo-Christian Bible long before man discovered it in the 1500s.
Isaiah 40:22 spoke of the “circle of the earth.”
“He [God] set a compass [circle] upon the face of the deep.”
In our century, Arabs spoke of infidels being pushed over the edge into space.
About 3,000 years ago, our Bible said the earth was round.
This was not discovered until 500 years ago.
c) Sun, Moon and Stars — Who? What?
Ancient people were afraid of the sun, moon and stars.
They thought they were alive — that they were gods.
But over 5,000 years ago, the Judeo-Christian Bible in the first chapter of Genesis pointed out that the sun, moon and stars were created by God.
Remember, our God states that He is the one and only God.
This proves the sun, moon and stars that He created are not gods.
Eclipses are an example of what people feared.
An eclipse happens when the sun’s light is blocked by the earth or moon.
The moon is bright because it reflects the sun’s light.
But when the earth blocks that light, the moon looks like it is disappearing.
Also, when the moon comes between the earth and the sun, it looks like the sun is disappearing.
This was frightening to people long ago.
Some thought eclipses happened when the moon was mad at the earth and turned its face away.
The Chinese believed that an eclipse was caused by a demon or some huge animal that ate the
sun and then would give them up again.
God told Jeremiah
Jeremiah 10:2 (KJ)
“Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of 6
heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”
God went on to reassure Jeremiah that the universe is under God’s control.
Later scientists learned that heavenly bodies were not alive and that man need not fear them.
Thousands of years before scientists discovered that the planetary bodies were inanimate, the Judeo-Christian Bible contained this scientific fact.
d) The Bottom of the Ocean
Until modern times people thought the ocean floor was sandy like the desert and saucer shaped—deepest in the middle.
This was even true of the pre-1900 geologists.
But in the 1900s oceanographers found the sea had many deep valleys or canyons.
The deepest canyons were called trenches.
The Marianas Trench in the Pacific is so deep that if Mt. Everest (29,000 feet high) was dropped into it, the peak would still be a mile below the water’s surface.
There are also underwater mountains.
The Atlantic Ocean contains an undersea range of mountains 10,000 miles long.
In addition, 3,000 years ago the Judeo-Christian Bible spoke of the valleys and mountains of the sea.
‘The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.’ (Psalm 18:15, NIV)
God asked Job,
“Have you walked in the recesses [valleys] of the sea?” (Job 38:16, NIV)
e) The Paths of the Sea
In the 1800s, Matthew Maury, an officer in the United States Navy believed his Bible.
As a Christian he loved to read the Bible.
One day Maury was reading about the dominion man was given over the animals in Psalm 8.
He was amazed that verse 8 spoke of the fish and all creatures that swim in the “paths of the sea.”
‘…the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.’ (Psalm 8:8)
“Paths of the sea”— how could this be?
He never knew there was such a thing.
He was determined to find them.
Maury discovered that the oceans have many paths or currents, which were like rivers flowing through the sea.
Maury wrote the first book on oceanography and became known as “the pathfinder of the seas”— “The father of modern navigation.”
Maury received his idea about ocean currents from reading from the Book of Psalms which were written about 3,000 years ago by King David.
David wrote as he was moved by the Spirit of God and probably never actually saw an ocean.
Incidentally, David spoke of fish in the “paths of the seas.”
All fishing boats make a good catch in the currents or paths of the sea.
They have learned this is where the fish swim.
f) Lightning, Thunder and Rain
In ancient times, most religious scripture taught that lightning bolts were missiles thrown in anger by their gods.
In China, Taoist scripture regarded the rainbow as a deadly rain dragon.
In Confucius scripture, the goddess of lightning, Tien Mu, flashed light on intended victims to enable Lei Kung, the god of thunder to launch his deadly bolts accurately.
Since rain is so necessary to life, ancient people pondered what caused it.
Some tried to stab holes in the clouds with spears.
The Vedas (Hindu scripture) advised to tie a frog with its mouth open to the right tree and say the right words and rain would fall.
Our Bible also talks about rain, lightning and storms.
But it contains none of these superstitious ideas found in the other so-called scriptures.
The Judeo-Christian Bible taught that earth’s weather followed rules and cycles.
“While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22, KJV)
“God made decrees [rules] for the rain. And He set a way for the lightning of the thunder:” (Job 28:26)
Centuries later, scientists began to discern the “rules for the rain” that Job talked about.
Rainfall is part of a process called the water cycle.
Here’s how the cycle works.
The sun evaporates water from the ocean. That water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to earth as rain, collects in streams and rivers and makes its way back to the ocean.
That process repeats itself again and again.
About 400 years ago, Galileo discovered this cycle.
But amazingly the Scriptures described this cycle centuries before.
The prophet Amos wrote,
(God) “calls for the water of the sea. He pours them out on the land.” (Amos 9:6)
How did Amos know this?
He wrote as he was moved by the Spirit of God.
Actually, scientists are just beginning to fully understand God’s “decrees or rules for the rain.”
Since 68 BC it was thought that somehow thunder triggered the rainfall.
Now scientists are beginning to realize that as stated in Job 28:26, it is lightning that triggers the rain to fall.
Job knew this 3,000 years ago.
Certainly his writings were inspired of God.
g) Pleiades, Orion and Arcturus
Remember the story of Job?
Job was extremely wealthy — enjoying a wonderful family.
Then tragedy struck. He lost his wealth.
His children were killed and his wife deserted him.
Then Job lay in excruciating pain, covered with sores from head to toe.
All this was too much for Job.
He accused the Lord of being unjust.
God didn’t answer Job’s accusation directly.
He merely raised questions concerning the wonders of His creation.
‘Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Canst thou . . . loose the bands of Orion?” “Canst thou bind the sweet influence of the Pleiades . . . ?” (Job 38:31-32, KJV)
The seven stars of the Pleiades are in reality a grouping of 250 suns.
Photographs now reveal that 250 blazing suns in this group are all traveling together in one 10 common direction.
The Pleiades stars may thus be compared to a swarm of birds, flying together to a distant goal.
Dr. Trumpler said that all this led to an important discovery.
About ARCTURUS, God said to Job,
“Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?”
Garrett P. Serviss wrote:
‘Arcturus, one of the greatest stars in the universe, is a runaway whose speed of flight is, 257 miles per second Arcturus, we have every reason to believe, possesses thousands of times the mass of our sun.’
Think of it! God said, Job can you guide it?
Our sun is traveling only, 12 ½ miles a second.
Arcturus is traveling 257 miles a second.
Think then of the prodigious momentum this motion implies.
Charles Burckhalter, of the Chabot Observatory, added an interesting note regarding this great sun:
‘This high velocity places Arcturus in that very small class of stars that apparently are a law unto themselves. He is an outsider, a visitor, a stranger within the gates; to speak plainly, Arcturus is a runaway.’
How did Job know that Arcturus was a runaway star, in other words too fast to keep up with?
Newton gives the velocity of a star under control as not more than 25 miles a second, and Arcturus is going 257 miles a second.
When Mr. Burckhalter had his attention called to this text in the book of Job, he studied it in the light of modern discovery and made a statement that has attracted worldwide attention: ‘The study of the Book of Job and its comparison with the latest scientific discoveries has brought me to the matured conviction that the Bible is an inspired book and was written by the One who made the stars.’ (Charles Burckhalter)
The wonders of God’s universe never cease to amaze us.
Arcturus and his sons are individual runaway suns that seem to be out of orbit in our galaxy.
Traveling at such incredible speeds, why don’t they crash with other suns or planets?
Where are they headed?
Only God knows.
Indeed they are not runaways.
They will not crash.
God is guiding them.
The Lesson of The Pleiades, Orion, and Arcturus.
Few have suffered the multiple tragedies of Job.
How could God reach through the enormity of Job’s self-pity?
(Job thought God just didn’t care.)
In these three questions God asks Job, (Job 38:31, 32) He is in reality saying:
‘Job, you think I am not concerned about your suffering. Well, let Me ask you these questions. Can you loose the bands of Orion? No, you cannot. But My Divine power will. Some day Orion will no longer exist. Job, can you bind the 250 stars of the Pleiades together in their symmetry of beauty and not have a single one drift off? Only I have this power and wisdom. Can you prevent the runaways — Arcturus and his sons — from colliding as they go dashing out of the Milky Way? No, only My Divine power and wisdom can. Job, if I am caring for the details of the universe, do you doubt that I not only care for the details of your life, but I have the ability to solve your problems? Trust that there is a good reason I am permitting these tragedies. Remember, Job, I work from the perspective of your eternal welfare.
What an awesome way God chose to tell Job that He was in full control of human affairs, including Job’s life!
These scientific facts recorded in the book of Job concerning the Pleiades, Orion and Arcturus anticipated scientific discovery by nearly 3,000 years.
Scientists only discovered these startling facts in the Twentieth Century, yet they were recorded in the book of Job nearly 3000 years ago.
What an awesome confirmation of the Bible!
Who can doubt the Bible is the inspired word of God?
Yes, the book of Job has a powerful, exclusive lesson for modern man.
Twentieth Century science has proven God’s Word, the Bible, is true.
“All Scripture was given by inspiration of God.”
And thus when it refers to a scientific subject, it is scientifically correct.
It is interesting to know that every couple of years we have to revise our scientific text book.
Does that mean that science is changing?
It means their knowledge is changing.
And so much that passes as science is theory!
But now that we have proved that theory to be right or wrong, we alter our text book according to our expanding knowledge.
It is also interesting the Bible has not yet needed one single revision.
There are no facts that have to be changed – no alteration that have to be made because now we have discovered new things.
The claims of the Bible preclude revisions.
“All Scripture is inspired.”
Through the years the Bible has maintained a complete accuracy with all proven scientific facts.
Look at science and the changes they had to make during the last 100 years only – or during your life time!
Changes made by Science!
Many years ago in High School they used to say the Universe was 4 billion years old.
This was taught as a scientific fact – now in Discovery Magazine and other scientific reports they are stating that, Today the Universe is 12 billion years old.
Does that mean that it has aged 8 billion years in about 40-50 years?
Now, when there is a theory of science that is in conflict with the Scripture you would be very wise to put your money with the Bible.
Because in every case where conflicts have existed in the last 300-400 years since modernism decided to fight God – it has proved that Scriptures were correct and the ideas of science were off.
At one time people said that the Bible could not be inspired of God because in Proverbs it talks about the rabbit chewing its cud – ‘the rabbit does not chew its cud’ – so they said.
Until about 40 years ago they have discovered that a rabbit does have a cud that it chews.
Now one of these days the scientists are going to be honest enough to admit that the Theory of Evolution is a lot of dung/hogwash.
It was already reported in Discovery Magazine:
“It is true that the evolutionary theory is sadly lacking in scientific proof, but we cannot discard it because we do not have anything else.” (Discovery Magazine)
Why don’t they try Creation?
But they do not have anything else acceptable – because they choose not to accept God.
And so they hang on something that they admit themselves, does not have real credibility to it.
And to give it up would mean an acknowledgment of God’s existence.
The whole theory is based on the assumption of Darwin of what he describes the, ‘Evolution of the simple cell.”
Well, talk to a scientist today, especially those in the area of genetics – about a simple cell!
And everyone of them would tell you that the cell is far from simple.
The Cell is the most complex thing in the universe.
And so for a simple cell to be formed by random chance is absurd.
A group of the major scientists of the world gathered together to determine whether or not a protein molecule could be developed by random chance.
They put all the data in the computer and found that the possibility of this happening by chance is, 1 in 1 x 1027.
Evolution theory sooner or later will be utterly rejected due to lack of evidence.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
Now, not only are there external evidences that the Bible is GOD BREATHED/INSPIRED BY GOD – but we also have internal evidence.
INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF DIVINE INSPIRATION
1. Prophecies that have been written and fulfilled.
In Isaiah there were those men who spoke for their gods – and God, through Isaiah, challenges them, (Isaiah 41:21-26)
“Prove to me that you are speaking for your god. Tell us things that are going to happen in the future – then we know that your god in truly powerful.”
And then God goes on to say – “in order that you may know that I am God and there is no one else like Me, I will talk of future things before they take place.”
Not one word of prophecy of Scripture has failed.
If only one prophesy would not come to pass, we could no longer state: “All Scripture…”
PROPHECIES REGARDING JESUS THE MESSIAH
44 Prophecies Jesus Christ Fulfilled
1. Messiah would be born of a woman. Genesis 3:15, Matthew 1:20, Galatians 4:415
2. Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-6.
3. Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:26-31.
4. Messiah would come from the line of Abraham. Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18, Matthew 1:1, Romans 9:5.
5. Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19, Genesis 21:12, Luke 3:34.
6. Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob. Numbers 24:17, Matthew 1:2.
7. Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10, Luke 3:33, Hebrews 7:14.
8. Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne. 2 Samuel 7:12-13, Isaiah 9:7, Luke 1:32-33, Romans 1:3.
9. Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7, Daniel 2:44, Luke 1:33, Hebrews 1:8-12.
10. Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23.
11. Messiah would spend a season in Egypt. Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:14-15.
12. A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:16-18.
13. A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah Isaiah 40:3-5, Luke 3:3-6.
14. Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Psalm 69:8, Isaiah 53:3, John 1:11, John 7:5.
15. Messiah would be a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:20-22.
16. Messiah would be preceded by Elijah. Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 11:13-14.
17. Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7, Matthew 3:16-17.
18. Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1, Matthew 2:23.
19. Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2,, Matthew 4:13-16.
20. Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4, Isaiah 6:9-10, Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35.
21. Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1-2, Luke 4:18-19.
22. Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:5-6.
23. Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 27:37, Mark 11:7-11.
24. Messiah would be praised by little children. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:16
25. Messiah would be betrayed. Psalm 41:9, Zechariah 11:12-, Luke 22:47-48, Matthew 26:14-1616.
26. Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field. Zechariah 11:12-13, Matthew 27:9-10.
27. Messiah would be falsely accused. Psalm 35:11, Mark 14:57-58.
28. Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7, Mark 15:4-5.
29. Messiah would be spat upon and struck. Isaiah 50:6, Matthew 26:67.
30. Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4, John 15:24-25.
31. Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12, Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28.
32. Messiah would be given vinegar to drink. Psalm 69:21, Matthew 27:34, John 19:28-30.
33. Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, John 20:25-27.
34. Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8, Luke 23:35.
35. Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments. Psalm 22:18, Luke 23:34, Matthew 27:35-36.
36. Messiah’s bones would not be broken. Exodus 12:46, Psalm 34:20, John 19:33-36.
37. Messiah would be forsaken by God. Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46.
38. Messiah would pray for his enemies. Psalm 109:4. Luke 23:34.
39. Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side. Zechariah 12:10, John 19:34.
40. Messiah would be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9, Matthew 27:57-60.
41. Messiah would resurrect from the dead. Psalm 16:10, Psalm 49:15, Matthew 28:2-7, Acts 2:22-32.
42. Messiah would ascend to heaven. Psalm 24:7-10, Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51.
43. Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand. Psalm 68:18, Psalm 110:1, Mark 16:19, Matthew 22:44.
44. Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12, Romans 5:6-8.
Now these are only 44 very clear prophesies of the 300, they say Jesus fulfilled to the letter!
Indeed, it may be possible for someone to fake one or two of the Messianic prophecies, but it would be impossible for any one person to arrange and fulfill all of these prophecies. Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes representing some 600 university students.
They found that the chance factor of just any man fulfilling only 8 of these prophesies is, 1 in 1 x 1017. If you had this many silver dollars you could cover the state of Texas 3 feet deep with them! Now mark one of those silver dollars – blindfold a person – what is the chance of him finding the marked silver dollar?
This is a chance of 1 in 1 x 1017 From these figures, Professor Stoner, concludes the fulfillment of these eight prophecies
alone proves that God inspired the writing of the prophecies. Now, the chance factor for just anyone coming along and fulfilling 16 prophecies is,
1 in 1 x 1045: The chance factor of someone coming along and by chance fulfilling 48 prophecies is, are you ready?
1 in 1 x 10157: For mathematicians these are astronomical numbers! How large is the number 1 x 10157? Remember that 1 x 10157, is ‘1’ followed by 157 zeros! Stoner gives an illustration of this number using electrons. Electrons are very small objects. They’re smaller than atoms. It would take 2.5 x 1015 of them, laid side by side, to make one
Even if we counted 250 of these electrons each minute, and counted day and night, it would still take 19 million years just to count a line of electrons one-inch long Now, let’s suppose that we’re taking this number of electrons, marking one, and thoroughly stirring it into the whole mass, then blindfolding a man and letting him try to find the right one. What chance has he of finding the right one? What kind of a pile will this number of electrons make? They make an conceivably large volume.
Then Prophecy becomes a very powerful proof that “All Scripture is given by inspired by God.”
And it is profitable” – For teaching doctrines.
By reading the Bible I learn the truth about God?
Outside of the Word there is utter confusion.
Another powerful internal evidence that all Scripture is given by inspiration is the evidence of:
2. Changed lives.
How can we explain a life so dramatically changed?
The apostle Peter, Paul—They died for their faith!
– Michael Franzese
– Reil Rees
Greek philosophers had concluded that redemption is impossible—once a person is down, he is down.
Forget it there is no lifting up of a person once he is down.
This was the conclusion of Greek philosophy.
That was a correct conclusion apart from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank God this is what the Gospel is all about.
The changed lives all around us is the proof that “All Scripture is given by inspiration…”
Our eternal destiny is determined by what I believe of God and His Word.
And when something that important is hanging in the balances – I do not want to take another person’s word for it – I want to make certain that I have myself search the matter.
I challenge you – read the Gospel of John etc.
Don’t be close minded!
One experience can expel much doubt.
Give God a chance.
Search wisely before you make up your mind.
David the Psalmist said: “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Evidence of divine inspiration of Scripture is clearly before us.
But the choice remains ours to believe or not believe.
Other Sacred Books and the Physical Sciences
The Hindu scriptures, the Vedas and Uparushads, consider that “all the objects and phenomena of nature which man is surrounded, are animate and divine.”
This includes the sun, moon, earth, clouds, rain, rivers, seas and rocks as being alive. Writers of the Buddhist canon also ascribe life to numerous non-living objects— sun, moon, lightning, rainbows, mountains, etc.
The Taoist and Confucian writings of China contain similar errors.
The Koran, the scripture of Islam, written 1,500 years after the Hindu scripture, does not contain many of the ancient superstitions.
Yet its observations of the universe are seriously flawed.
The Koran speaks of seven literal heavens which are solid. These heavens contain lamps or stars whose main purpose is to be “darted at the devils.” Mohammed wrote that “the sun sets in a sea of black mud.” Which Bible is inspired by a Living God?
The Judeo-Christian Scripture made scientific observations that were confirmed centuries later by modern science, while the sacred scripture of other world religions merely reflected the scientific superstitions of their culture.
How could the Judeo-Christian Scripture anticipate scientific discovery by 3,000 years?
The Judeo-Christian Bible was written by men who were inspired by the Creator and God of the Universe — the God of science.
Only the Judeo-Christian Bible is the Divine Revelation provided by our infinite Creator to direct us in the path to eternity.
7 PROMISES FROM GOD
Followers of Jesus are able to claim extraordinary promises from God!
Here are 7 that you can believe and hold on to today.
2 Corinthians 1:20
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him
the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”