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Most people look at the Bible as a book that contains many interesting stories and teachings. While this is true, the Bible is so much more -- it's a history (His-story) book, that contains God's revelation of Himself, and His redemptive story plan of salvation for mankind. Sadly generations of people have been brought up to see the Bible as a fairy tale book written by man.  
The Bible is often looked upon as a book of teachings that is not connected to a physical reality. When we communicate with one another we rely heavily on words. God also speaks to men through words -- the words of the Bible. In no other literature we can find scores of clear and detailed prophecies of Jesus Christ made by men claiming to speak from God, and later fulfilled to the letter. The odds of this happening by chance are too vast to be taken seriously. Then there is the Bible's impact on people's lives. No other book has had such a life-changing power. After 2,000 years no expert in any field has ever disproved a single statement in the Bible. The reason is this: All Scripture is God-breathed. We should therefore accept it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the Word of God. 
 

1. The Bible's View of God. The Bible presents God as Sovereign Lord of all (1 Chr. 29:11); as a God of mercy, holy, who is just, who loves and is a God of goodness. He is one God (Dt. 6:4). But Mormon doctrine for example, teaches that there are many gods, that God Himself was once man, and that man has the potential of becoming God. By contrast, the Bible claims that the one true God became a man in the incomparable Person of Jesus Christ. Followers of Jesus Christ believe that  there is one god revealed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   Christianity alone has dared to claim that "The One, Omnipresent, Omniscient ground of all existence" has uniquely intervened in HIS creation, not by assuming the mere form or appearance of a man, but by actually becoming incarnate man.

2.The Bible's View of Man. While the holy books of many other religions either exalt man or debase him, the Bible gives a more balanced and realistic picture. First, it does not make man out to be more than he is, as did the ancient Greek Heraclitus who said, "The gods are immortal men, and men are mortal gods." Second, it does not make man less than he is, as psychologist B.F. Skinner did by saying man is nothing more than a complex organism controlled by his environment. By contrast, the Bible alone does justice to both the high and the low sides of human nature. It tells of man's creation in the image of God, is realistic about his sin, upholds his personal responsibility, and gives him hope for the future.

3. The Bible's View of Salvation. The salvation of man as presented in the Bible differs vastly from the cruel and inhumane view of the world's religions. Hindus, for example, often involve themselves in agonizing acts to merit God's favor. Buddhists follow an eightfold discipline of self denial. Muslims engage in a strict regimen of fasting and prayer to earn God's approval. The Bible, however, offers man salvation in the God-man, Jesus Christ. It is not a salvation by works, or being good, but by grace through repentance and faith.

4. The Bible's View of Truth. While other religious books are filled with unconfirmed claims and philosophies, the Bible supports its claims with historical and geographical facts. This is why the first-century followers of Jesus gave so much emphasis to the good news of the resurrected Christ. Their message was to be accepted not merely on the authority of their words but on verifiable evidence. 

If the Bible can give us good evidence that it has come to us from God, then we can see why it makes so much sense to trust its authority. This is the pattern we follow in other areas of life. When we are sick, we don't ask a builder for a diagnosis and a prescription. Instead, we look for someone qualified to give us reliable medical treatment. And what about the deeper, most basic decisions of life? Where do we go when we want to know what's right and what's wrong? Who do we ask about the origin and meaning of life? Where do we turn when we are overwhelmed with a sense of sin and our terrible weakness? How can we find rescue, information about the future, and hope beyond the grave? Once again, if we can show that we have good reason to believe that the Bible has come to us from God, then we also have a book we can trust -- a book like no other book this world has ever known. If you are struggling with the authority of the Bible, I would suggest you click on the link below to read the following article about the evidence for the Bible. There are also thousands of  resource available on this topic. We believe that if you look at the evidence such as... its historical accuracy, its scientific accuracy, its prophetic accuracy, Christ's claims for it, the writer's claims for it, its textual unity, its textual preservation, its social impact, and most importantly its personal impact you will find that this book cannot leave you neutral about its claims. You must either accept what it says about God, Jesus Christ, and salvation, or you must reject it. We hope this website helps explain the truths of God's Word and what it has to say about the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation through Him alone.

As you read this website we would strongly recommend getting out a Bible and looking up the listed passages as your go through this, or you can also click on the passage links on the web pages to read them.

>> Click Here to Read about the evidence of the authority of the Bible.

>> Click Here to See the fulfilled Prophecies of Jesus Christ in the Bible.

>> Click Here to see that Jesus is God: Biblical Proof.

 

 

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