There have been hundreds of books written on the subject of the
evidences of the divine inspiration of the Bible, and these evidences
are many and varied. Most people today, unfortunately, have not
read any of these books. In fact, few have even read the Bible itself!
Thus, many people tend to go along with the popular delusion that
the Bible is full of mistakes and is no longer relevant to our modern
world.

Nevertheless the Bible writers claimed repeatedly that they were
transmitting the very Word of God, infallible and authoritative in the
highest degree. This is an amazing thing for any writer to say, and if
the forty or so men who wrote the Scriptures were wrong in these
claims, then they must have been lying, or insane, or both.

But, on the other hand, if the greatest and most influential book of
the ages, containing the most beautiful literature and the most perfect
moral code ever devised, was written by deceiving fanatics, then
what hope is there for ever finding meaning and purpose in this
world?

If one will seriously investigate these Biblical evidences, he will find
that their claims of divine inspiration (stated over 3,000 times, in
various ways) were amply justified.

Fulfilled Prophecies

The remarkable evidence of fulfilled prophecy is just one case in
point. Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, specifically
and meticulously, often long after the prophetic writer had passed
away.

For example, Daniel the prophet predicted in about 538 BC (Daniel 9:
24-27) that Christ would come as Israel's promised Savior and Prince
483 years after the Persian emperor would give the Jews authority to
rebuild Jerusalem, which was then in ruins. This was clearly and
definitely fulfilled, hundreds of years later.

There are extensive prophecies dealing with individual nations and
cities and with the course of history in general, all of which have been
literally fulfilled. More than 300 prophecies were fulfilled by Christ
Himself at His first coming. Other prophecies deal with the spread of
Christianity, as well as various false religions, and many other
subjects.

There is no other book, ancient or modern, like this. The vague, and
usually erroneous, prophecies of people like Jeanne Dixon,
Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and others like them are not in the same
category at all, and neither are other religious books such as the
Koran, the Confucian Analects, and similar religious writings. Only
the Bible manifests this remarkable prophetic evidence, and it does so
on such a tremendous scale as to render completely absurd any
explanation other than divine revelation.

Unique Historical Accuracy

Learn more about Archaeology and the BibleThe historical accuracy
of the Scriptures is likewise in a class by itself, far superior to the
written records of Egypt, Assyria, and other early nations.
Archeological confirmations of the Biblical record have been almost
innumerable in the last century. Dr. Nelson Glueck, probably the
greatest modern authority on Israeli archeology, has said:

"No archeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical
reference. Scores of archeological findings have been made which
confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the
Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical
descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries."

Scientific Accuracy

Another striking evidence of divine inspiration is found in the fact that
many of the principles of modern science were recorded as facts of
nature in the Bible long before scientist confirmed them
experimentally. A sampling of these would include:

Roundness of the earth (Isaiah 40:22)

Almost infinite extent of the sidereal universe
(Isaiah 55:9)

Law of conservation of mass and energy (II Peter 3:7)

Hydrologic cycle (Ecclesiastes 1:7)

Vast number of stars (Jeremiah 33:22)

Law of increasing entropy (Psalm 102:25-27)

Paramount importance of blood in life processes (Leviticus 17:11)

Atmospheric circulation (Ecclesiastes 1:6)

Gravitational field (Job 26:7)

and many others.
These are not stated in the technical jargon of modern science, of
course, but in terms of the basic world of man's everyday experience;
nevertheless, they are completely in accord with the most modern
scientific facts.

It is significant also that no real mistake has ever been demonstrated
in the Bible—in science, in history, or in any other subject. Many
have been claimed, of course, but conservative Bible scholars have
always been able to work out reasonable solutions to all such
problems.

Unique Structure

The remarkable structure of the Bible should also be stressed.
Although it is a collection of 66 books, written by 40 or more
different men over a period of 2,000 years, it is clearly one Book,
with perfect unity and consistency throughout.

The individual writers, at the time of writing, had no idea that their
message was eventually to be incorporated into such a Book, but
each nevertheless fits perfectly into place and serves its own unique
purpose as a component of the whole. Anyone who diligently studies
the Bible will continually find remarkable structural and mathematical
patterns woven throughout its fabric, with an intricacy and symmetry
incapable of explanation by chance or collusion.

The one consistent theme of the Bible, developing in grandeur from
Genesis to Revelation, is God's great work in the creation and
redemption of all things, through His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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