Do we need to defend our God and our Bible? I think not.
But neither do we need to share it with those who reject Them.
The Bible is true and correct in every way. It speaks for itself.
It is the first book, the best book and the oldest book in the world.
It has been written by men of all walks of life, from shepherds to kings. In fact over forty different authors wrote the sixty-six books of the Bible during a period over 1800 years. They were written in various lands of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. They were written in different ages by many men some who never saw or knew each other or what the other was going to write, yet when their writings became one book, there is not one contradiction among them!
Scientifically it has taken man many centuries to discover what the Bible has been saying for melliniums.
The Bible is superior to all other books, and in a class of it’s own. It’s unlike any other books in it’s claims, in it’s message, in it’s moral tone, in it’s insight to the future and in it’s words of peace and comfort and hope to all men.
It is unequaled to it’s benefits to men.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and fulfilled prophesy proves the inspiration of scripture. There are hundreds of prophesies spoken centuries before fulfillment which excludes the possibility of human fulfillment.
There were 333 prophecies fulfilled in the life of Christ. Over 3,200 verses of the Bible prophecies have been fulfilled. Not one detail of any prediction that should have been fulfilled to date, has ever failed.
What is a Prophecy:
Prophecy: A foretelling; prediction; a declaration of something to come. As God only knows future events with certainty, no being but God or some person informed by him, can utter a real prophecy. The prophecies recorded in Scripture, when fulfilled, afford most convincing evidence of the divine original of the Scriptures, as those who uttered the prophecies could not have foreknown the events predicted without supernatural instruction. (Webster)
Do you know what is the Law of Compound Probability?
Law of Compound Probability:
Each detail of prophecy doubles the chances of the prediction NOT coming to pass. In other words a prophecy with one detail has one chance in two of FULFILLMENT. A prediction with two details has one chance in four of coming to pass. This shows how impossible it would be for many of the lengthy prophecies of Scripture to be fulfilled apart from DIVINE power.
If a prophecy had 50 details, fulfillment would be 1 chance in 1,125,899,906,842,624 of it coming to pass.
So for the 333 prophecy details of Christ, the figure would be a staggering 1 in ninety-seven ciphers of fulfillment! Yet not one has failed, Divine power? You bet!!
Where is logic now?
Here is what some great men have said about the Bible:
I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book that you can by reason and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. It is the best book God has given to man – Abraham Lincoln.
I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were followers of the Bible – W.E. Gladstone.
There is no book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals etc…. he who seeks for guidance…may look inside it’s covers and find illumination – Herbert Hoover.
The Bible contains more philosophy than all the libraries that I have ever seen; and such parts as I cannot reconcile with my little philosophy, I postpone for future investigation – John Adams
The Bible is more than a Book; it is a living being with an action, a power which invades everything that opposes it’s extension – Napoleon Bonaparte.
Do not join those who either ignore the Bible altogether, or, at least, give it a spurious interpretation of their own devising – Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.
We, the undersigned, Students of the Natural Sciences, desire to express our sincere regret that researches into scientific truth are perverted by some in our own times into occasion for casting doubt upon the truth and authenticity of the Holy Scriptures. We conceive that it is impossible for the Word of God written in the book of nature, and God’s Word written in Holy Scripture, to contradict one another. . . physical science is not complete, but is only in a condition of progress – Signed by Eight hundred scientists of Great Britain, recorded in the Bodelian Library, Oxford, England.
IF you didn’t believe in God’s creation, your obvious option will have to be evolution, right? Using your logic, as some people insist, how do you explain evolution in these two examples:
1) A bombardier beetle produces and stores two reactant chemical compounds, hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide, in separate reservoirs in the rear tip of its abdomen. When threatened, the beetle contracts muscles that force the two reactants through valved tubes into a mixing chamber containing water and a mixture of catalytic enzymes. When combined, the reactants undergo a violent exothermic chemical reaction, raising the temperature to near the boiling point of water. The corresponding pressure buildup forces the entrance valves from the reactant storage chambers to close, thus protecting the beetle’s internal organs. The boiling, foul-smelling liquid partially becomes a gas (flash evaporation) and is expelled through an outlet valve into the atmosphere with a loud popping sound. The flow of reactants into the reaction chamber and subsequent ejection to the atmosphere occurs cyclically at a rate of about 500 times per second and with the total pulsation period lasting for only a fraction of a second.
2) A giraffe’s heart has special adaptations to enable it to pump blood up the animal’s long neck to its head. A giraffe’s heart has the formidable task of pumping blood at high enough pressure so that it can flow up the giraffe’s neck to the brain. To accomplish this, a giraffe’s heart is specially adapted. It can weigh up to 10 kg (22 lb) and generates twice the blood pressure of other large mammals. Having enough blood pressure to pump blood to the brain when the giraffe’s neck is extended upward is one challenge, but when the animal lowers its head it risks injury due to excessive blood pressure. To counter this, giraffes have a pressure-regulating system known as the rete mirabile which restricts the amount of blood that rushes towards the brain when the giraffe lowers its head.
Keep your logic, we are FAITH people!