Many people question whether the Bible can be trusted. In fact, in today’s society, the Bible has become to be seen as a book of fables, and only one perspective out of many. Many people no longer revere the Bible or take a Bible verse to heart when they hear it. The Bible has become on par with any other holy book from any other religion—a book of good principles to follow, but not the standard or guide by which people should live.
Before any meaningful discussion can be had about salvation, God, the apocalypse, heaven, or any other belief, we need to determine the veracity of the Bible. Only those who accept the Bible as true can appreciate and understand what the Bible has to say about any topic. Without that fundamental understanding, any discussion is moot.
It is possible to verify the authenticity of the Bible. The field of archaeology has done much to prove the Bible’s record true. Also, as we study some of the prophecies of the Bible, we can determine the truthfulness of the Bible by the fulfillment of those prophecies. The Bible itself declares itself inspired. It comprises 66 books written by 44 different authors over a span of 1500 years. These authors, from many walks of life, and of varying degrees of education and nobility, most of whom never knew each other or lived within each other’s lifespan, were only able to write so cohesively through Gods inspiration. An objective view of the Bible can show us that, indeed, the Bible’s composition is unique and inspired.
The Bible contains 66 books written over a 1500-year period of time by 44 different authors. The authenticity of its stories and of the people that lived in its history has been authenticated by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948. The scrolls date back to 150-170 BC and contain all or parts of the Old Testament books except the book of Esther. Many other discoveries have helped prove many details of the Bible that had been scoffed at by higher critics:
The Cyrus Cylinder, discovered in 1879, records Cyrus’ overthrow of Babylon and his subsequent deliverance of the Jewish captives.
The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799 in Egypt by Napoleon’s scientists, was written in three languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. It unlocked the mystery of the hieroglyphics which have helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible.
The Moabite Stone discovered in 1868 at Dibon, Jordan, confirmed Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings 1 and 3.
The Lachish Letters, discovered in 1932-1938, 24 miles north of Beersheba, described the attack of Nebuchadnezzar on Jerusalem in 586 BC.
The many Megalithic Structures around the world confirm Giants existed, thousands of corpses and skeletons have been found.
The Bible’s authenticity is also evidenced by archeological excavations that prove the existence of names of people and cities found in the Bible. The discovery of the city of Petra, for example, helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible’s record.
The Giants clearly built the Megalithic structures we cannot match today as well as the Cyclopean style of construction.
Note: Here’s a related segment from our Prophecy tracking post.
http://rockiestocumorah.com/presentation/history-of-michigan-tablets – Christian artifacts in North America way before they were supposed to be.
http://michigansotherside.com/the-mysterious-michigan-relics/ – more evidence early coptics fleeing egypt (or something) brought white Christians to North America first.