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BIBLE FACTS

-THE BIBLE IS A COMPILATION OF 66 DIFFERENT BOOKS

-WRITTEN BY MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS

-WRITTEN ON 3 DIFFERENT CONTINENTS, WRITTEN IN 3 DIFFERENT
LANGUAGES--HEBREW, GREEK AND ARAMAIC

-WRITTEN OVER A TIME SPAN OF 1600 YEARS

-ALL THE AUTHORS CAME FROM DIFFERENT:
WALKS OF LIFE
CULTURES
BACKROUNDS
COUNTRIES
TIME ERAS,
MOST OF THESE AUTHORS NEVER MET EACHOTHER--
YET THROUGHOUT ALL 66 DIFFERENT BOOKS, EVERY AUTHOR
HAD ONE THEME-

GOD'S PLAN OF REDEMPTION FOR HUMANITY THROUGH JESUS
CHRIST WITHOUT A CONTRADICTION

-FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END OF THE BIBLE IT ADDRESSES
EXTREME CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, TOUCHY SUBJECTS SUCH AS:
*LIFE
*MEANING OF LIFE
*MARRIAGE
*HOMOSEXUALITY
*SIN
*GOD
*HEAVEN/HELL
YET WITHOUT A CONTRADICTION

-MILLIONS OF COPIES COME OFF THE PRESS EVERY YEAR, IT IS
STILL THE #1 SELLER AROUND THE WORLD, THE MOST SOUGHT
AFTER LITERATURE ON EARTH

*TRANSLATED IN WELL OVER 1000 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

*THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY RELIGIOUS WRITING THAT APPEALS TO:
THE MOST EDUCATED YET THE MOST UNSCHOOLED
THE OLDEST ADULT YET THE YOUNGEST CHILD ALIKE
CROSSCULTURAL, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHICH CORNER OF THE
WORLD YOU GO TO, THE BIBLE WILL BE IN GREAT DEMAND

*THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY RELIGIOUS WRITING THAT SPEAKS WITH
AUTHORITY--
WHERE WE COME FROM
WHY WE WERE CREATED
WHERE WE ARE GOING

*EVEN THOUGH IT DATES BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS, IT STANDS
THE TEST OF TIME AND IS STILL RELEVANT AND SURPASSES THE
UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN MAN

-THE BIBLE IS 1/3 PROPHECY AND IS THE ONLY BOOK OF PROPHECY WITH A 100% ACCURACY RATE


Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible

Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events--in detail--many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter--no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in ten (figured very conservatively) and since the prophecies are for the most part independent of one another, the odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than one in 10^2000 (that is 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)!

CLICK: Proof Through Prophecy

 
 
 
More than 300 Prophecies of Jesus' Life Predicted in the Old Testament and then Fulfilled in the New Testament

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Messianic prophecy is the collection of over 300 predictions in the Old Testament about the future Messiah of the Jewish people. These predictions were written by multiple authors, in numerous books, over approximately 1,000 years. Messianic Prophecy is so dramatic today, because with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the reliability of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (both of which have been proven to exist prior to the time Jesus walked on the earth) you can be assured that these prophecies were not conspired after-the-fact.
 
It has been calculated that anyone just fulfilling 8 Messianic prophecies by chance is next to impossible..1 in 10 to the 17th power (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000), 48 prophecies to be 1 in 10 to the 157th power, (or 1 in 10,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000..consider the number of zeros for all 300+ prophecies!)

CLICK: List of Jesus' Fulfilled Prophecies

Are the Prophecies too Vague?

   Lets Take a look at the prophecy of the Jews.
  The Bible predicted...
 
*The Jews would return to Israel (1948).
 
*The exact order the Jews would reclaim the land.
    Judah first (1948)
    Jerusalem Second (1967)
 
*That when the Jews return to Israel, they would be one nation with    one leader. NOTE: Before the Jews were kicked out of  Israel, Israel  was divided into two parts with two leaders.   
 
*Israel would be surrounded by enemies...They are
 
*Israel would have one of the strongest armies in the world...They do
 
*The Eastern Gate in Jerusalem will remain closed untill Christ walks through it...Despite several attempts, over 1000 years, no one has walked through nor open the Gate
 
 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROOF OF THE BIBLE

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"I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Luke 19:40.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS DO not in themselves prove that the Bible is the word of God; nor do they prove the truth of statements about the future. However, archaeological finds have in many instances provided vital proof that statements, places, people or events which have been dismissed previously as mythical were indeed factual.

Despite attempts to discredit historical and geographical statements in the Bible, no evidence whatsoever has come to light which shows the Biblical record to be erroneous. It is true that some archaeological interpretations may be disputed, but this does not cast doubts upon the accuracy of the scriptural account; it only shows the fallibility of men.

In this branch of science lies a challenge to the Bible, for every time the archaeologists spade finds a potsherd, a statue, a brick, a seal or a scroll, it could prove a biblical statement to be inaccurate. But it is a challenge that has been more than met, for, far from proving the inaccuracy of the Bible, archaeology is constantly proving its truth (http://www.biblelight.org/arch10.htm).

CLICK: Top Ten Archaeological Proofs of the Bible in the Past Century

 
 
 
 
 
As a result, with all the fulfilled prophecies and archaeological proof a person who rejects the Bible would require more faith than a person that believes it.

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen, the weak things of the word to put to shame the things which are mighty. And base things of the world and the things which are depressed God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence."

-1 COR 1:18,19,27-29

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