By Norman Manzon
If there is no authoritative word from God, then, for all intents and purposes, we are but flotsam and jetsam cast about without known purpose or direction on a
vast and turbulent sea. But if there is an authoritative word from God, then it stands to reason that, by listening to it, we will gain insight into the nature and reason for our existence
and how we stand in relationship to God and all else.
1 Peter 1:23 speaks of having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. In this and many other places in Scripture, the Bible is called the Word of God. Surprisingly, many search the internet asking, "Is the Word of God true," which is a self-defeating question. Any word from God must be true! The real question is, Is the Bible truly the Word of God?
In this study, I present evidence far beyond the threshold of proof that the Bible is the Word of God. Attorneys have studied the Bible to disprove it, and have come away believers! If you are not (yet) convinced that the Bible is the Word of God, I implore you to give these evidences serious consideration as the consequences for believing or disbelieving the Bible could not be more profound. Your eternal destiny and the quality of your earthly life are at stake. If you do know that the Bible is the Word of God, these evidences will strengthen your faith and increase your ability to launch a strong defense against attacks on your faith, and to logically present a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15).
It is because the authorship of the Bible is such a critical and fundamental issue that I have piled evidence on top of evidence that it is the Word of God. I will present evidence from within the Bible itself and from the natural and sociological sciences.
The Christian may wonder if I push faith aside by appealing to evidences, an intellectual consideration. That is not the case. God appealed to evidences to convince Job to trust Him (Job 38-40). Furthermore, to the intellectual we must be as the intellectual. Paul said,
20. And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; . . . 21. to those who are without law, as without law. . . that I might win those who are without law. 22. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
~ 1 Corinthians 9:20-22 ~
and in Colossians 4:5-6, Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.
The study is extensive, but - How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
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