“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
— 2 Timothy 3:16
The more I read the Bible, the more I realize what an incredible book it is. Charles Wesley, the great hymn writer, said the Bible was written either by angels and good men, by demons and bad men, or by God. I am convinced that God wrote the Bible, and I have a lot of evidence to back up my conviction. I believe that God wrote the Bible, because in the Old Testament alone God says twenty-six hundred times that He did so.
We can trust the Bible as God’s Word because two thousand of its predictions have already come true: Over one hundred prophecies address the city of Babylon, including its destruction and the fact that it would never be rebuilt; Three hundred and thirty-three prophecies concern Jesus Christ, accurately predicting His place of birth, His character, and His crucifixion.
The Bible is from God because it is unified in thought. It contains sixty-six different books by approximately forty different authors writing in three different languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Yet the same golden thread of redemption runs through it—God by His grace saves us when we believe in Jesus Christ, His Son.
We know God gave us the Bible because He has preserved it from destruction. It has survived twenty-six hundred years of attack. It has survived philosophical debates, wars, persecutions, and burnings.
We know the Bible is God’s Word because archaeology has confirmed it. For example, the Old Testament mentions the Hittites some forty times, but secular literature makes no mention of them at all. Because of this, some people said that the Bible is inaccurate. Then archaeologists dug up the great Hittite empire and proved the Bible right.
We know the Bible is from God because it has the power to transform. It transforms individual lives, societies, countries. It has produced literacy, liberty, and a republican form of government.
We have an abundance of proof that the Bible is God’s Word. Since He has taken great care to communicate and preserve His Word for you, treasure it, and take the time to know it well. Let it speak to your heart today.