The Biblical Basis Of Faith

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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).

For more on this, go to CHANGED LIVES.

JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA HA MASHIAH) AFFIRMED ITS INSPIRATION AS THE WORD OF GOD. For example, MATTHEW 5:18; LUKE 16:17; JOHN 10:35.

Jesus also treated the stories of Noah and of Jonah as factual and relevant in talking of the Day of Judgement LUKE 17:26-27; MATTHEW 12:40-41; MATTHEW 16:1-4.

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.

Jesus claimed to speak only what God the Father gave him to say JOHN 5:19-20; 12:49-50

THE PROPHETIC WRITINGS IN SCRIPTURE were spoken out under the anointing of the Holy Spirit 2 PETER 1:20-21

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


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