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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
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- The Bible has more ancient manuscripts... he Bible was completed in its entirety nearly 2,000 years ago and stands today as the best-preserved literary work of all antiquity with over 24,000 ancient New Testament manuscripts discovered thus far. Compare this with the second best-preserved literary work of antiquity, Homer’s Iliad, with only 643 preserved manuscripts discovered to date.Is the Bible True? – Archaeology says YES…
Is the Bible true? Not only does the Bible miraculously foretell the future, it also recounts the distant past with great accuracy. As such, archaeology has been a source of great vindication for the Bible. In Josh McDowell’s classic treatise on the historical evidences supporting the Bible’s veracity, renowned archaeologist Nelson Glueck is quoted as saying, “It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.” (McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Here’s Life Publishers Inc., 1979, p. 65.)
- Is the Bible True? – The Authors
Is the Bible true? Consider the integrity of the Bible’s authors — men who claimed to be inspired by God. Take for example Luke, who authored approximately one-quarter of the entire New Testament. Luke is regarded as an authoritative historian — one of the greatest of antiquity. Dr. John McRay, Professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Wheaton University in Illinois, explains, “The general consensus of both liberal and conservative scholars is that Luke is very accurate as a historian. He’s erudite, he’s eloquent, his Greek approaches classical quality, he writes as an educated man, and archaeological discoveries are showing over and over again that Luke is accurate in what he has to say.” (John McRay, quoted by Lee Strobel, The Case For Christ, Zondervan, 1998, p. 129.) The Bearing of Recent Discovery on the Trustworthiness of the New Testament, 1915, p. 222.)Now, let’s consider the martyrdom of many of these authors. According to sources and traditions outside the Bible, many of the Bible’s writers died brutal and horrible deaths in defense of their written testimony. In fact, all but one of the New Testament’s authors were executed for proclaiming and defending their testimonies (John was spared, but forced into exile by Roman Emperor Titus). Of course, martyrdom in itself is not unique — many people throughout history have died willingly for their beliefs. What makes the New Testament authors’ martyrdom special is that these men were in a position to know the truth of their written accounts.
The Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Joel 2:32)
There is a wonderful book which contains everything we need to know to live our lives the way our Creator intended (II Timothy 3:16,17).
It is the Book of Life…. A book which tells you how to live, how to prepare for your eventual physical death and how to earn Eternal Life for your soul.. the very essence of who you are… resurrected to share in the glory of the Great God Almighty himself.
There are countless truths to live by found in this book.
The Bible was mankind’s first step to understanding God.
In the beginning was the Word… The Bible.
And that Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us – Jesus Christ.
And the message of the bible is a simple message… It’s God’s message to mankind –
that He Loves Mankind so intensely that he sacrificed his only begotten son, a very part of himself, to torture and death, so that we might live.
If you have never read the bible, this is a perfect time to take a look and see how it will touch your own life. Click Here to begin...
Interesting Facts on the Bible:
- The word “Bible” simply means books.
- The Bible was originally made up of books written in three languages; Hebrew, Aramic, and Koine Greek.
- The entire Bible was written over a 1500 year span from around 1450 B.C. (the time of Moses) to about 100 A.D. (following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ).
- The Bible contains 66 books written by over 40 different authors.
- The Bible contains 1189 chapters and over 31,00 verses.
- It takes about 70 hours to read the entire Bible.
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