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Why Can I Trust the Bible?



 

40 Days in the Word – Part 2


2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)


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.”


Psalm 119:86 (NCV)


“All of your commands can be trusted.”



I CAN TRUST THE BIBLE BECAUSE…


1. IT IS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE


Psalm 33:4 (NIV)


“The Word of the Lord is right and true.”


2. IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE


Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)


“Every word of God is flawless.”


Psalm 12:6 (NIV)


“The words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay and purified seven times!”


3. IT IS PROPHETICALLY ACCURATE


2 Peter 1:21 (GW)


“No prophecy ever originated from humans. Instead, it was given by the Holy Spirit as humans spoke under God's direction.”


Matthew 26:56 (NLT)


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


Revelation 22:6 (NIV)


“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.’”


4. IT IS THEMATICALLY UNIFIED


Luke 24:27 (NIV)


“Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus explained to them what was said in ALL the Scriptures concerning himself.”


John 5:39 (NLT)


“You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!”


5. IT IS CONFIRMED BY JESUS


Matthew 5:18 (NIV)


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!”


6. IT HAS SURVIVED ALL ATTACKS


Matthew 24:35 (NIV)


“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”


1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV)


“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”


7. IT HAS TRANSFORMING POWER


John 8:31-32 (KJV)


Jesus said, “If you continue in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!”



THE BIG QUESTION:

WHAT WILL BE THE AUTHORITY FOR MY LIFE?


Romans 12:2 (NIV)


“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.”

Colossians 3:16 (NIV)


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly!”


Book Suggestions


New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell


Searching for the Original Bible By Randall Price

How Do We Know We Can Trust the Bible’s Authors? by Warner Wallace


Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace

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