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A simple and effective way of showing that the Christian Bible is absolutely the word of God. It could not possibly be anything else.

A simple and effective way of showing that the Christian Bible is absolutely the word of God. It could not possibly be anything else.

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    Encouraging Words the holy bible is the word of God - a simple truth Encouraging Words the holy bible is the word of God - a simple truth Presentation Transcript

    • So You Think the Holy Bible Isthe Word of God?
    • Is the Bible the Inspired Word ofGod?A great question with a very simpleanswer
    • YesDo you need specialised learningand understanding to be able to seethis for yourself?
    • No you do not• Why do you think that the Bible is trulysupernatural?• That is not merely a collection of thethoughts and writings of mere humans
    • Consider these followingeasily testable factsThe Bible is not simply one book
    • It is a collection of 66 books• These 66 books were written by 40 differentauthors
    • These 40 different authors• wrote in 3 different languages
    • These 40 different authors• wrote in 3 different continents
    • These 40 different authors• wrote across a 1500 year timespan
    • As a matter of interest• The 3 different languages were Hebrew,Greek & Aramaic
    • The 3 different continents were• Africa, Europe & Asia
    • These 66 bookscontain a common storyline
    • These 66 bookscontain a common message
    • These 66 bookscontain no historical errors
    • These 66 bookscontain no contradictions
    • These 66 booksare called the Canon of scriptures bythe Christian church
    • These 66 books• contain a variety of genres:• History, poetry, prophecy, letters, wisdomliterature & apocalyptic to name just a few
    • These 40 different authors• came from a variety of backgrounds andeducation:• Shepherds fishermen doctors King’s profitsphilosophers
    • Most of these authors• never knew one another personally or evenread one another’s writings• They did not all collaborate with one anotherin the writings of these books
    • These 66 books• of the Bible were written in diversecircumstances; a reflection of the historicaland cultural circumstances in which each ofthese books were written.
    • Think about these realities:• 66 books, written by 40 differentauthors, over 1500 years, in 3 differentlanguages, on 3 different continents.
    • Add to these amazing facts:• These 66 books share a common storyline –the creation, fall and redemption of God’speople
    • These 66 booksshare a common theme God’suniversal love for all humanity
    • These 66 books• share a common message• – the message of the Lord Jesus Christ,salvation is available to all who receive himand repent of their sins and commit tofollowing God with all of their heart soulmind and strength.
    • These 66 bookscontain no historical errors
    • These 66 bookscontain no contradictions
    • These 66 booksare truly an amazing collection ofwritings
    • These 66 booksare God’s word
    • These 66 booksare of a supernatural origin
    • Go to any library in the world• or even any collection of libraries• Tried to find 66 books that share thesephysical attributes:
    • Written by40 different authors
    • Written in3 different languages
    • Written on3 different continents
    • Written overa 1500 year time span
    • Written witha common theme
    • Written witha common message
    • Written withno incorrect historical data
    • Written withno contradictions of philosophy ormessage or theme
    • You will not be able to find• such a collection of books
    • The only conclusion• is that this collection of books is supernatural
    • The only conclusion• is that this collection of books is the word ofGod
    • It is truly impossible,• for any collection of human writings.
    • The Bible passes this test.• The Bible is supernatural in its origin• The Bible is the inspired word of God
    • The Bible contains 66 books,• written by 40 different authors, over 1,500years, in 3 different languages, on 3 differentcontinents, with no historical errors orcontradictions.
    • The entire Bible,• from Genesis to Revelation, bears the markof Divine inspiration.
    • The next time you encountersomeone• who asks you why you believe the Bible is theinspired word of God, try sharing thischallenge with them.
    • Better yet, dont wait until youreasked,• just go ahead and share this challenge with afriend today.• You dont even have to mention the Bible upfront, just ask them if they think it would berealistic to assemble such a collection ofbooks.
    • After they say, "But thatsimpossible!"youve got a ready-madeopportunity for sharing the truth ofGods word with somebody!