The Reliability of the Bible
Do you think you have to throw your brains in the trash to believe in the Bible?
Many people are skeptics when it comes to believing in the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible as the infallible and inspired Word of God. This is especially true of Christians who perhaps did not grow up in the faith and were not exposed to the Bible when they were young.
Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you’re still seeing the Bible as an old, inaccurate, antiquated, and flawed book. If so, you may want to consider doing some research.
Even if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover how the Bible has accurately foretold or prophesied events hundreds of years before they ever happened. The Bible also mentions many ancient cities and civilizations that are verified by other historical and archeological evidence.
For hundreds of years, scholars doubted the validity of some of the historical facts recorded in the Bible. But then the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, uncovering numerous Biblical manuscripts. As of 2012, scholars have identified that the Dead Sea Scrolls contain parts of the majority of the Old Testament and the Tanakh of the Hebrew Bible.
So why is all of this significant? Before the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries, the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures were copies from the 9th and 10th centuries AD. Now we have Old Testament manuscripts that are approximately 1,000 years older than the previous oldest manuscript. And the most amazing thing of all of this is that these manuscripts are almost identical.
According to Dr. Bryant Wood, an archaeologist from the Associates for Biblical Research, “The Dead Sea Scrolls have demonstrated that the Old Testament was accurately transmitted during this interval. In addition, they provide a wealth of information on the times leading up to, and during, the life of Christ.”
This makes for some compelling evidence. Even Jesus, the Son of Man, attests to the Bible’s validity when He said, “Until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Matt 5:18) Not only this, but it’s pretty difficult to deny the evidence that for 2,000 years the Bible has been radically changing people’s lives. How could just an ordinary book have the power to have such an impact on the whole world and for such a long period of time?
So here’s the game-changer. The question isn’t: “Can I really believe the Bible?” The question really is: “Have I ever checked it out? Have I ever personally read the New Testament?” So are you ready? Get a New Testament that is easy to read, jump in, and then check it out.
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