"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16 & 17
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." 2 Peter 1:20 & 21
I believe these verses. I believe that the Holy Bible (all of it!) is true and that it is truly God's word. This would be the basis for the whole study that I am sharing with you this year of "Why I believe". So today I thought it would be very important to share with you a few of the reasons that I believe the Holy Bible is true.
The Bible is actually not just one book but rather a collection of 66 books. It was written over a large period of time (around 1500 years) and by many different authors (40) and it was written in different languages (Hebrew and Greek mainly) but still in the Bible we find one message the message of a God who created us, loves us and sent Jesus to save us from our sins. All of the Bible points to that one goal. All of this variety in the writing and yet there is one message and throughout the Bible we find no contradictions or historical errors.
Thinking of history and the Bible - it is pretty neat to start reading about different archaeology that has been done and how everything that is found goes along with what we already have read about in the Bible. Time and again things found just help to prove again that the Bible is true.
Another thing that I find fascinating is reading about the many stories world wide about Biblical events such as creation and the flood. Over and over again we will find that there were "legends" passed down in peoples all over the world (China, South America, Native Tribes and so forth) about a man (sometime also mentioning his family) and animals who were saved from a huge flood on a boat. Various places also have stories about God creating the world and the first man and woman. These stories though often somewhat twisted from the Biblical account still go to confirm that what is written in the Bible is true.
The message in the Bible also is proved true because it works. When people and nations follow the Bible things work out much better for everyone.
Those are some of the reasons that I believe the Bible to be true. I would love to hear what causes you to believe in the Bible.