Can you trust the Bible? Is the Bible true?
The Bible claims to be the word of almighty God and it is surprisingly easy to prove this claim. The Bible gives us tests that allow us to prove whether it is true and can be trusted.
In the Bible God claims to be able to predict the course of the future, even the distant future.
Isaiah 46:9-10 “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.”
The Bible’s predictions of the future are termed Prophecies. There are literally hundreds of Prophecies in the Bible predicting events that would come to pass. Some are predicted hundreds of years in advance and others thousands of years in advance. Yet these prophecies have come to pass with astonishing accuracy.
Some of these prophecies are covered under the Bible Prophecy tab. Here for more information
Archaeology has over the last 200 years verified a host of historical and factual details given in the Bible and so gives evidence that the Bible is true. Nelson Glueck, the renowned Jewish archaeologist, said, “It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted its Biblical reference.”
Dr Leen Ritmeyer is an eminent Archaeologist and in this video explains why Archaeology shows the Bible is true. For more information see the Archaeology page
The Law of Moses
The Law of Moses was written about 3,500 years ago. It is remarkable that the hygiene and medical requirements of the Law of Moses were way ahead of their time. This law required hand washing to reduce the spread of disease and yet it was only in the last 200 years that medical science realised the importance of this. Similarly the Law of Moses included the concept of quarantine to also help reduce the spread of diseases. This video explains the evidence for believing that the health requirements in the Law of Moses indicate it was written by God.
The Bible is an old book written between about 2000BC and 100AD. How do we know that since that time that the Bible text hasn’t been corrupted by copying mistakes or deliberate changes? This video shows that there are tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts of the Bible which collectively show that the Bible we have today is virtually the same as the very oldest texts. In fact there is more evidence for the integrity of the Bible than for any other ancient book.
The biology of even the simplest of life forms reveals amazing complexity that is more consistent with being created by a designer than having evolved by chance.
The are thousands of historical details in the Bible. Places, people, events etc. Some of these historical details are also recorded by ancient historians and they are in accord with what is recorded in the Bible. Another proof that you can trust the Bible.