IT IS WRITTEN – Part 3
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Why The Bible Can Be Trusted
(Matthew 24:35 NIV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
- It is historically accurate.
Three tests in order to be historically accurate:
- Eyewitness Accounts
- Recorded and copied with extreme care.
- Archaeological confirmation.
(Psalms 33:4 NIV) For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
- It is scientifically accurate.
Scientific things that were believed when then Bible was written are proven wrong by what the Bible says.
- The earth was flat.
(Isaiah 40:22 NIV) God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth…
- The earth is held up or suspended on something.
(Job 26:7 NIV) He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
- The numbers of stars can be counted.
(Jeremiah 33:22 NLT) And as the stars of the sky cannot be counted…
- Too much blood made you sick.
(Leviticus 17:11 NLT) …for the life of the body is in its blood.
- Man cannot pass disease to another human being.
(Leviticus 13:4 NLT) “…the priest will quarantine the person for seven days.
(Psalms 12:6 NIV) And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
- It is prophetically accurate.
(2 Peter 1:21 NIV) 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.
(Matthew 26:56 NLT) But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.”
(Revelation 22:6 NIV) The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
- It is thematically unified.
(Luke 24:27 NIV) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
- It is trusted by Jesus.
If you are going to trust Jesus, you have to trust what Jesus trusted.
(Matthew 5:18 NIV) For truly I tell you, 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.
- It has survived all attacks.
(1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.
- It has transforming power.
(John 8:31-32 NIV) To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”