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How can you be certain that

the Bible is the Word of God?

"Your word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path."

Psalm 119:105

The Visible Foundation of Christianity
The Bible is the visible foundation of Christianity and the only source of
God's communication with mankind. Without it, we would have no
understanding of our Creator, or the origin of the universe, or what we must
do to obtain salvation. In fact, without it we would not even know why we
need salvation.

So why do so many professing Christians continue to neglect the Bible? Some
see it as just one of many ways to learn about God ("The Bible is not the only
source of truth"). Others believe that, in our modern scientific era, it embodies
a view of the world and human morality that is in need of revision ("The Bible
is out of date"). And finally there are those who regard it primarily as a
literary text compiled by well-meaning men ("The Bible is neither inerrant nor
a divinely inspired book.")

The Bible has been under constant attack for centuries from an extremely
wealthy and influential elite in both Europe and America who hate God. Alas,
such people exist! They have conspired together for generations, with notable
success, to spread misleading and deceitful propaganda about the word of
God. As a result there are few people in the world today who truly believe
every chapter and every verse of the Bible, who trust completely in its
divinely inspired message, and who study it daily as living food for their
heart, mind and soul.

We invite you, if you can, to ignore for a moment their hostile propaganda and
consider instead the following facts.

"The words of the LORD are pure words,
like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times.
You shall keep them, O LORD,
You shall preserve them
from this generation forever."

Psalm 12:6-7

The Bible has only One Author
The Bible was written by some 40 men from very different walks of life over
a period of 1,500 years or so, and yet it is completely consistent from start to
finish. Countless critics with razor-sharp minds have tried to identify internal
contradictions among its 66 books and have failed to do so. No other literary
work anywhere in the world has been compiled in this way, and yet its
message unfolds in a perfectly consistent manner. The very first book contains
questions which are only fully resolved in the last book, written about 1,500
years later. This shows that it has one author throughout. Men wrote as they
were inspired, and that inspiration came from God its actual author.

Only God can foretell the Future
The Bible contains over a thousand prophecies, half of which have already
been fulfilled exactly as foretold. Meanwhile the historical conditions under
which the remainder will come to pass are rapidly unfolding in the world
today. For example, the Bible stated that the Jews would be scattered among
the nations of the world but would later come together again in the land of
Israel. This extraordinary prophecy was fulfilled in 1948.

An extensive list of prophecies relating to Jerusalem, Babylon, Nineveh, and
Tyre, as well as countless individuals, including Jesus, came to pass exactly
as the Bible foretold.

God alone can foretell the future. Psychics, mediums and soothsayers all of
whom work with familiar spirits can make only an educated guess about a
future event. Apart from the Bible, not one religious book at any time in
history has succeeded in making an accurate prophetic statement about a
distant future event. Satan cannot predict the future. Since the LORD spoke
only through His prophets in ancient Israel, and not through other human
spokesmen at any time in history, the Bible alone contains verified
prophecies. This is evidence that its author is the God of Creation and that his
Holy Word contains the only source of truth for mankind.

"My soul has kept Your testimonies;
and I love them exceedingly."

Psalm 119:167

It has survived intact for !""" years
The LORD confirmed on several occasions, particularly in the Psalms, that He
would preserve His word for all time, despite the endless attempts by Satan
and his earthly servants to destroy it. No other book in history has been
persecuted or misrepresented as much as the Bible. Every conceivable trick
has been employed to undermine and corrupt it, to suppress and destroy it, and
yet it has survived, just as the LORD said it would.

The Bible tells the truth about #an
The men and women of the Bible are always described in very frank terms.
No attempt is made to conceal their faults or failings. Not even the prophets
and patriarchs escape censure when they stray from the path. Throughout the
Bible the God of Creation is demonstrating both his incredible love for
mankind and the need for strict obedience to his holy will. The Bible never
compromises with human weakness and iniquity. It highlights the seriousness
of mans predicament and describes the only means by which salvation is
possible through belief in the atoning sacrifice of Christ.

The False Theory of $volution
Most questions about the scientific accuracy of the Bible relate to the so-
called Theory of Evolution. However many respected scientists, both
Christian and non-Christian, reject the theory of evolution as both unscientific
and mathematically impossible. Life arose through the creative will of God
and not by chance mutations over millions of years. [See our separate brochure
on Evolution].

"Forever, O LORD, Your word
is settled in heaven."

Psalm 119:89

The Boo% of &alvation
The Bible tells us what we need to know in order to find salvation. But if we
allow atheistic science and false reasoning to distract and mislead us, we risk
losing everything. Satan will continue to incite misguided men and women to
spread ideas that appear to be true but are actually poison to our soul. No
matter how righteous or discerning we may seem in our own eyes, we will
never be able to find our way through all of them. This is why we must have a
source of truth to instruct and guide us, to enlarge our understanding, and to
fill us with a burning desire to move closer to God.

Fallen men may read the Bible as inspirational literature, but they wont
discern its eternal truth. Until we come to Christ, our minds are blinded by sin
and materialism. The Bible comes truly alive only when we are born again
and the Holy Spirit goes to work within us.

"Your word is true from the beginning,
and every one of Your righteous
judgments endures forever."

Psalm 119:160


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