Is The Bible from God?

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Many books claim to be from God? How can you decided if a book really is from God? Here are four starting points for helping you to understand that the Bible really is the Word of God.

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Is The Bible from God?

  1. 1. BibleIs the fromGod?
  2. 2. What would we expect of a book from God?It would... claim to be from God.
  3. 3. What would we expect of a book from God?It would... be understandable.
  4. 4. What would we expect of a book from God?It would... be consistent.
  5. 5. What would we expect of a book from God?It would... be accurate. Sc y Pr e Hi op st ie or nc he c y
  6. 6. Does the Bible claim to befrom God?“All scripture is inspired by God”2 Timothy 3.16CB NT p. 374
  7. 7. Is the Bible understandable?“a reading of which will enableyou to perceive”Ephesians 3.4CB NT p. 338
  8. 8. Is the Bible consistent?66 Bookswritten from 1500 BC to 100 AD40 Authors
  9. 9. Is the Bible consistent?66 Bookswritten from 1500 BC to 100 AD40 Authors
  10. 10. Is the Bible consistent?66 Bookswritten from 1500 BC to 100 AD40 Authors
  11. 11. Is the Bible consistent?66 Books ONE STORY! Despite such diversities and time: there is an incredible unity and harmonywritten from 1500 BC to 100 AD40 Authors
  12. 12. Is the Bible consistent?66 Books ONE STORY! “No prophecy ever came by Despite such diversities and time: there is an incredible unity and harmonywritten from 1500 BC to 100 ADhuman will,40 Authors 2 Peter 1.21; CB NT p. 415
  13. 13. Is the Bible consistent?66 Books ONE STORY! “No prophecy ever came by Despite such diversities and time: there is an incredible unity and harmonywritten from 1500 BC to 100 ADhuman will, but men andwomen moved by the Holy40 AuthorsSpirit spoke from God.” 2 Peter 1.21; CB NT p. 415
  14. 14. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia “Fallen, fallen is Babylon” Isaiah 21.9; CB OT p. 1106
  15. 15. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia “See, I am stirring up the Medes against them” Isaiah 11.17; CB OT p. 1095
  16. 16. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia “Thus says Jehovah to His anointed, to Cyrus, whoseright hand I have grasped tosubdue nations before him” Isaiah 45.1; CB OT p. 1151
  17. 17. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia “Who says of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be rebuilt,’ and Who says of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’” Isaiah 44.28; CB OT p. 1151
  18. 18. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia
  19. 19. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia “I returned to [these] sacred cities ... the sanctuaries of which have been in ruins ... I [also] gathered all their [former] inhabitants and returned [to them] their habitations.”
  20. 20. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-Persia
  21. 21. Is the Bible accurate?Cyrus — king of Medo-PersiaMessiah — 300 prophecies Jesus!
  22. 22. Is the Bible accurate? “the earth will wear outCyrus — king of Medo-Persia like a garment”Messiah — 300 prophecies Jesus! Isaiah 51.6; CB OT p. 1164Entropy
  23. 23. What would we expect of a book from God?It would... claim to be from God. be understandable. be consistent. be accurate.
  24. 24. Is the Bible from God?✓ It claims to be from God.✓ It is understandable.✓ It is consistent.✓ It is accurate.
  25. 25. Will youinvestigatethe Bible?
  26. 26. Will today be the day you decideto believe in Jesus?
  27. 27. Opportunities to Learn More:Sunday Morning: 9:30 AM — Class 10:30 AM — Worship 4:00 PM — Introduction to the BibleWednesday Evening 7:00 PM — Archeology and the BiblePersonal Bible Studies at your convenience.Dave Stewart: 575-649-3247 davestewartnm@gmail.com QQ: 1400632570
  28. 28. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  29. 29. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Bible: iStock_000000532821Board: iStock_000007097826
  30. 30. Compiled and Presented by:Chinese 2011 Dave Stewart 20 August, 2011#02 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Is the Bible from God? Synopsis: Many books claim to be from God? How can you decided if a book really is from God? Here are four starting points for helping you to understand that the Bible really is the Word of God. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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