For the next 40 days . . . One verse each day, read it, think about it, write about it Memorize one verse each week for the next six weeks Engage in six sermons (Video devotions => 40ditw.com)
Why Can I Trust the Bible? “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate
Historically Accurate “For the word of the Lord is faithful and true; He is faithful in all He does.” Psalm 33:4 Real people, real places, real time Eyewitness accounts Scripture copied with exact care Archeology confirms the Bible eventually
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate
Scientifically Accurate “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; He gave a decree that will never pass away.” Psalm 148:5-6 The laws of the universe are God’s laws and they work every day. Science books rewritten every year because of bad science.
Think about it . . . … the earth believed to be flat for thousands of years yet Isaiah says “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth..” Isaiah 40:22 … the earth held up by Atlas, Giant elephants, or 5 pillars yet Job writes, “He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing.” Job 26:7
Think about it . . . … the number of stars can be counted yet Jeremiah writes, “I will make the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister before Me as countless as the stars.” Jeremiah 33:22 … too much blood can make you sick, we must bleed the sick yet we read, “For the life of a creature is in its blood...”Leviticus 17:11
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate Prophetically Accurate
Prophetically Accurate “For prophesy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21 “But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.” Matthew 26:56 Including 300 Prophesies about Jesus
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate Prophetically Accurate Thematically Unified
Thematically Unified 40 different writers – One author Written over 1600 years 3 languages 3 continents 66 parts – One book / One story “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate Prophetically Accurate Thematically Unified Confirmed by Jesus
Confirmed by Jesus “I tell you the truth, until heaven ad earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18 Jesus spoke about Jonah, Noah, Adam and Eve and Sodom and Gomorra.
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate Prophetically Accurate Thematically Unified Confirmed by Jesus Survived All Attacks
Survived All Attacks “All men are like grass and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”1 Peter 1:24-25 The Bible is still the most read, sold and translated book.
7 Reasons to Trust the Bible Historically Accurate Scientifically Accurate Prophetically Accurate Thematically Unified Confirmed by Jesus Survived All Attacks Transforming Power
Transforming Power “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, His good pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 The will of God is found in the Word of God.
Why Can I Trust the Bible? “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ...” Colossians 3:16a