Evidences of Inspired Ink

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God" 2 Timothy 3:16

There is something about the Bible that separates it from all other forms of human expression. Something that demonstrates that it is declaring God to us. We are dealing with the evidences that show beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Bible is a supernatural Book, authored by God, and therefore perfect, infallible, and trustworthy. See for yourself. The following make up a list of the larger issues surrounding the Bible's production. See if you can find another book that matches these qualifications!

Claims of the Bible Itself

Over 3,800 times, the writers of the Bible claim that God spoke what they wrote (i.e., "thus saith the Lord..."). Either these prophets were liars, or, what we can hold in our hands is the very words of God (2 Timothy 3:15,16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)!


Over 40 authors wrote the 66 books of the Bible in different lands, and at different times, covering a period of over 1800 years (from 1700 B.C. to 95 A.D.), and yet never contradicting each other! Try to duplicate that!!! No matter what you have been told, none of the writings were "sanctioned" by some church council, or commanded to be written by some church leader. They were all written by the direct inspirational hand of God, and preserved from any human error, in spite of the fact that myriads of religious efforts were made to destroy both the prophets and their message! Also, concerning Apocryphal books. These were later added by the "church councils," and only show their desire to make the Bible into a complex, and contradicting book, instead of the perfect, and supernatural one that it always has been! Jesus Christ never used, or even alluded to anything ever written in any of the Apocryphal books. This goes in the face of the fact that Christ and His apostles quote from every other Old Testament Book! Doesn't that strike you as very interesting?

Its Influence on the World

No other Book has so influenced the course of human events like the Bible - the Bible has never been imposed upon a people. Think about it! No matter what culture a person lives in, one thing has always been true - Religion has always been forced upon people on a collective basis, while Biblical Christianity has always been chosen on an individual basis. This one piece of "literature" has brought about the greatest nations, and greatest freedoms that no sword or any other means could! See for example the effect the word of God had upon the people of first century A.D. (Acts 17:6), the people of the Reformation, the Renaissance, and compare those people's lives with the effects Dark Ages (the Bible banned from being read or believed), and the effects of Humanism (the Bible mocked at), Stalinism (the Bible banned), Marxism (the Bible banned), and all other forms of tyrannical dictatorship! Because the Bible's revelation is individual in nature, no dictator, pope or prince can allow it to turn their subjects away from complete devotion to THEM, so they ban it! Don't let someone take away your access to that Book!

Supernatural Preservation

As it has already been said, whole kingdoms and religions have sought in vain to destroy the influence of the Scriptures, and yet it still reigns victorious, and indestructible (Matt 24:35). It has, and always will out-last all religions and kingdoms of this world!

Fulfilled Prophecy

One of the most important areas of proof that God wrote the Bible involves the fact that almost 3,300 verses of prophecy have been fulfilled to the letter. These prophecies were predictions made hundreds and even thousands of years before their fulfilment (i.e., the prediction in Micah 5:2 of the birthplace of Jesus was made 750 years before the event). Not one detail has failed, and there are some 3,000 more verses yet to be fulfilled!!! See Deuteronomy 18:20-22, where God promises that everything that His prophets speak will be fulfilled, and if not, then the prophets were false prophets, and should die!!! No human authored book would dare to make that many predictions, so far in advance, and therefore subject its authenticity to such chance - yet God did!

Christianity is based on the certainty of God's Word, the Bible. It is the only religion in which prophecy plays such an important role. If God's prophets were not 100% true, then the Bible itself is not true. The attacks on the Bible over the past hundred years have all side-stepped the issue of prophecy. The fact stands, that God has built into the Bible a sure way of knowing whether it is true or not - which simply is its ability without fail to tell us the future.

A general definition of prophecy is, "A message from God, supernaturally delivered by a person, that reveals a future event, and is 100% always accurate." Many people make prophecies - politicians, religious leaders, astrologers, etc - but none are 100% accurate. Only God has that ability, and He has limited it to only the words and warnings of the Bible.

If we neglect the Bible, then we are opening ourselves up to one of the most powerful deceptions of all time that is currently at work - the deception that Jesus never came to begin with, and that the world's "true saviour" will soon arise bringing world peace and justice through something called "a new world order."

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." (Matthew 24:5,6,11)


The First Coming of Jesus

One of the most important proofs that God wrote the Bible is the fact that almost 1,000 of its prophecies have been fulfilled to the letter. These prophecies were predictions made hundreds and even thousands of years before their fulfilment. There were 33 specific prophecies describing just how, when, and where Jesus would die. The odds of someone predicting just those 33 exactly as the Bible did are astronomical! Only God could have done such a thing.

Some of the prophecies relating to Jesus' first coming 2,000 years ago include:

§                The birthplace of Jesus being revealed 750 years before the event in the Book of Micah chapter 5 verse 2, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, … out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

§                Jesus would be born of a virgin, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (750 years BC - Isaiah 7:14).

§                Jesus would be rejected by His own people, "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him" (750 BC - Isaiah 53:3).

§                Jesus would heal people, "The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped… The lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing" (Isaiah 35:5,6).

§                Jesus would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver "Give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver" (500 BC - Zechariah 11:12,13).

§                Jesus would be whipped and spit upon, "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting." (750 BC - Isaiah 50:6).

§                His hands and His feet would be pierced by nails, "They pierced my hands and my feet." (Psalm 22:16), "and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced" (500 BC - Zechariah 12:10). Normally criminals were stoned.

§                Jesus would be in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (Matthew 12:40). The Book of Jonah was written 850 years before Christ.

§                Jesus would rise from the grave, "But God will redeem (resurrect) my soul from the power of the grave" (written 1000 years BC - Psalm 49:15)

Not one detail failed! In Deuteronomy 18, God promises that everything His prophets speak will be fulfilled, and if not, then the prophets were false prophets, and should die! No human-authored book would dare to make so many predictions, so far in advance, and therefore subject its authenticity to such chance - yet God did to prove He wrote it and the we need to heed it!


The Second Coming

Just as people were prompted to expect and look forward to Christ's first coming as Saviour, the whole world should know that he is most assuredly coming again! Only this time, He comes as KING! Everything that is happening in world events is a constant, and planned build-up towards this arrival!

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him … And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, ... And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 1:7 & 19:11,16)


Five Current Events

If we briefly look at the following five current world events, we quickly see God has His hand in this world's affairs, and is calling on mankind to look to His Son Jesus Christ for the answers we are so desperately needing today, and to see that we are living in the last days! Pay close attention to each Scripture.

Israel - Israel is back in its land. After almost 2,000 years of dispersal, its people have re-gathered, and formed a nation that was supposed to have died long ago! The prophet Ezekiel said, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land" (Ezekiel 37:21,22). It came true on May 14, 1948! Since that time all eyes have been on this little nation of the Middle East, because the Bible is true!

Technology - The world hasn't always been the way it is today, with its unbelievable increase in knowledge and travel, and yet God predicted it would be this way over 2,500 years ago! The prophet Daniel said, "[In] the time of the end, many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4). It is all leading to an economic system requiring everyone to wear the Mark of the Beast to allow them to buy or sell anything. Never before has there been such a push as in our modern economies to enable people to buy and sell via computers, and micro-chips. God says it is leading to His Son's soon return!

Immorality - In this "new age," with its "new world order," people are getting more and more into so many religions, yoga classes, and crystal consciousness seminars, demonstrating that with all the technological improvements, our hearts are still afraid. The Apostle Paul declared, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away" (2Timothy 3:1-5). We are away from God.

Environment - This world is falling apart, and things are not going to get any better! We are destroying our planet day by day, and disease and pestilence is catching up with us all. H.I.V. is affecting almost 40 million people world-wide, and super-bugs are developing at a pace that is over-taxing our health systems. Wars continue at an alarming rate to crop up in areas of the globe thought to be at peace. Jesus said, "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." (Luke 21:10,11) Are we aware?

Global Unification - At the end time, all of the world is being gathered into a sort of "global community" to be ruled by one man known in the Bible as the anti-christ, the "beast," and the "man of sin." He will be a most attractive person since he will be a man of peace, and unity. But he is coming to direct the world's worship towards himself and his god! The Apostle John said, "And all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:3,4).

As we look at the evening news, and all these things occurring, we must ask, "Is God trying to get our attention?" The answer surely is YES!


Scientific Accuracy

The Bible describes the earth as a round ball (Isaiah 40:22), suspended in space (Job 26:7). And it did this without the aid of an orbiting satellite. And it expressed this As FACT and not conjecture over 2200 years before Columbus found out it was right! It was the Church that suppressed the readings of the Bible, and instead fed the lie that the earth was flat! Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that Jesus believed in a flat-earth science, when the issue is that He was ahead of the game from the beginning! The Bible also explains the division of the languages (Genesis 11:1-9) at the Tower of Babel. It reveals that there are "paths," or currents in the seas (Psalm 8:8). Again, Columbus "discovered" that this was true when he sailed to the New World on one current, and then back to Spain on another. The Scriptures in Psalm 102:25-27, and Hebrews 1:10-12 declares the Second Law of Thermodynamics (which states that everything wears out)! It also reveals the process by which all of life occurred on this planet (Genesis 1 and 2), and much, much more! You can't beat that Bible, no matter how much education you obtain - its always at least 500 years ahead of science!

Historical Accuracy

Noah's flood (Genesis 6-9) is attested to by Babylonian tablets written in 650 B.C., as well as in almost all ancient histories. Most of the places named in the Bible have been identified through archaeology, thus validating the historical accuracy of the Bible again and again! The same cannot be said however about other religious books.

The facts surrounding the Bible point to an Author who is not limited to human understanding, and frailties, but to one who knows the end from the beginning, and has revealed it all in one place, so that anyone could get a hold of it, and examine it, and test it, and come to trust its message that Jesus Christ truly is the Son of God who died for our sins (John 20:31)!

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