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.
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!