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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I CAN TRUST THE BIBLE (Part 2)…


We learned this week in our 40 Days in the Word study reasons we can trust the Bible. Let’s look at three more today.

I CAN TRUST THE BIBLE BECAUSE…

1. IT IS PROPHETICALLY  ACCURATE The Bible has predicted 1000s of events that happened just as God said! Over 300 about Messiah. It says in 2 Peter 1:21 “No prophecy ever originated from humans. Instead, it was given by the Holy Spirit as humans spoke under God's direction.”

Matthew 26:56 “But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures."

Revelation 22:6 “The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true.  The Lord …sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."

2. IT IS THEMATICALLY  UNIFIED One unified message!  The Bible is one book made up of 66 books. Written by over 40 different authors  -  over a period of 1,600 years, in over a dozen countries, on 3 different continents, and in at least 3 different languages. Written by people from all walks of life! Farmers & kings, soldiers & shepherds, princes & priests, historians, fisherman, tax collectors,  scholars, businessmen, MDs, in caves, ships, palaces, prisons, and deserts with no contradictions.      

Luke 24:27 “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus explained to
them what was said in ALL the Scriptures concerning himself.”The theme of the entire Bible is God’s plan of redemption! The star of the story is Jesus.  You can see him in every book!          He tells us in John 5:39 "You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!”

3. IT IS CONFIRMED BY JESUS In Matthew 5:18 Jesus  said, “I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter  not the least stroke of a pen  will  disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished!”
                                                                               
Be wise today and always – trust the Word.