The Biblical Basis Of Faith
The Bible As The Inspired Word of God
The Bible's authority as the Word of God is based on -
ITS UNITY IN SPITE OF ITS DIVERSITY
The Bible consists of 66 different books written by different authors over hundreds of years.
You can't read the Bible like a novel - one book like a chapter after another. It is more like entering God's website. For more on this, go to GOD'S HOME PAGE.
ITS HISTORICAL ACCURACY has been confirmed by archaeological discoveries over the centuries
For more on this, go to THE BIBLE & ARCHAEOLOGY
ITS AUTHENTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
The Bible does not paint an idealised picture of men and women. Instead it holds up a mirror to us, showing us how human beings, created in God's image, have sinned against God and their fellow human beings in the most shocking ways.
ITS SUPERNATURAL AUTHORITY is to be seen in its power to change the lives of individuals.
The Word of God is living and active, sharper than a two-edged sword, able to divide the soul from the spirit, and judge the thoughts and intentions of the human heart (HEBREWS 4:12).
And when undergoing testing by satan in the wilderness before the start of his ministry, Jesus answered satan's challenges by quoting Scripture as his authority: "It is written..."
MATTHEW 3:1-14; LUKE 4:1-13
JESUS' OWN DIVINELY-INSPIRED WORDS form a major part of the New Testament.
In the books of the Old Testament prophets we read "The Word of the LORD came to............[Isaiah,Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea....}"
THE FULFILMENT OF BIBLICAL PROPHECIES is far and away beyond the possibility of chance. Many of the Old Testament prophecies, including those referring to historical events, have already been fulfilled. Others relating to the end times are yet to come to pass.
For more on the Biblical prophecies already fulfilled and those yet to be fulfilled, click on THE FULFILMENT OF BIBLICAL PROPHECIES.
For more on the statistical probability of Biblical prophecies being fulfilled, go to THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF BIBLICAL PROPHECIES.
For more on prophecies about Jesus, go to 55 OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES ABOUT JESUS