The bible is the only book of history, geography, science and religion, that has proven itself historically, geographically, archaeologically and scientifically. The bible has assisted scientifically, medically and historically in findings and discoveries even in our day. The bible alone has the ability to uncover historical sites and accurately predict future events.
Not every part of the bible has been proven however No part of the Bible has ever been proven wrong.
Consider these facts so you can know WHY you believe WHAT you believe. Don't be caught up in the bible version issue. Most of that is splitting hairs and another reason not to trust.
Here are six events spoken of in the bible that science and religions have now conceded are true. These were all proven in the last 150 years. Four from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament.
- The earth was completely covered by water at least once.
- The continents were once a single land mass.
- The earths languages were Not of one origin.
- Communicable diseases can be controlled by separation or isolation.
- Ephesus was a port city. (It currently is inland 4 miles and >100 feet above sea level)
- Worldwide communications would one day be available to everyone.
There are more facts however, NO geology book or book of science, history, archeology or religion has ever been able to predict more than one future event with any accuracy.
Now lets look at the scriptures validating these statements.
- The earth was completely covered with water at least once.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
2. The continents were once a single land mass. Science did not concede this issue until global mapping became more accurate in the 1960's. Even then for another 20 years they denied the possibility.
Genesis 10:25 And unto Eber were two sons born: the name of one was Peleg;for in his days the lands were divided.
3. The earths languages were NOT of ONE origin But they were from one location then scattered around the world. Scientists archeologists, psychologists anthropologists agree that they cannot determine a single source for the languages spoken around the world. The only common conclusion is that language is related to culture. Very true and that is all they will ever find.
Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
4. Until the last 150 years science has long resisted the idea that diseases could be spread from one person to another through the air or through contact. Something spoken of and used for millennia to prevent the spread of disease by those who believed the bible.
You will make yourself unclean by these; whoever touches a carcasses will be unclean till evening.
Describes bodily discharges from disease and how to avoid others getting the same thing.
5. Ephesus was a port city. Currently Ephesus is located more than 4 miles inland from the Mediterranean sea. Other locations around the world support the same changes. 2000 years ago the oceans were 100-200 feet higher than today. (Man made global warming?)
Paul sailed in to and out of Ephesus. If you visit Ephesus today, the Sea is 4 miles away. If you take the guided tour, you will see the synagogue, the library, the amphitheater and the port. All referenced in the New Testament. Currently Ephesus is approximately 100 feet above sea level. At different points around the world, we can see that the Ocean levels were 100-150 feet higher than today. This is within the time period that Jesus walked the earth(2000 yrs ago). We have evidence in Alaska, and Greenland of fishing villages at elevations of 100-150 feet above the current ocean. These villages have been verified to be at sea level while they were occupied at the turn of the first millennium 2000 yrs ago.
Look at the erosion behind this yacht. This is what you see throughout the Mediterranean. This is also found in Alaska. Ocean wear at 100 to 150 feet above current ocean levels. The city of Ephesus is important because we have credible dates that the city was fully functioning as a port city at the time of Christ.
The tour of Ephesus is given by local Muslims from Turkey. They quote the book of Acts during the tour as a factual history book.
6. World Wide communications
The whole earth will gloat over the two Prophets that were killed and people from every nation will gaze upon their bodies.
There are some great preachers that prove theologically that the bible, both Old and New Testament, are not only true but relevant for today. Wonderful! Then you or your children head off to college and nearly every college or university will challenge your belief system. The professors understand one thing, Christians, Jews, Muslims and almost all faiths, are taking most of what they believe at face value. Because someone told them to believe it. Then when the student is challenged, they cannot prove or defend their belief system because they are not skilled. That makes all of the university students easy converts to humanism.
The circular arguments of humanism seam to be the same circular arguments Christians, Jews and Muslims use. They defend their beliefs with things like, "because I just know." The scientific method is not used. Humanism and evolution have never been proven factual. Life did not magically appear on it's own. True scientists will admit to that. Can living beings "change over time"? Of Course.
Foxes bred in captivity, cannot 100% identify as foxes by the third generation. The only constant, that was changed, was their environment. The only stimulation effecting the change was environmental. This has been observed in controlled scientific studies. Not one fox changed species. It did not even take 10 years let alone millions like we are led to believe.
Humanistic Scientists would prefer you not know that. Their version of evolution is predicated on enormous amounts of time. During these studies the foxes do not become squirrels either. If scientists are choosing to leave out provable facts, then their testimony should not be taken seriously in the discussion of the origin of man.
Humanists argue that Christianity could never been proven. Not True! Again they choose to ignore the facts. You can use the proofs stated earlier about the bible as well as societal outcomes. Explain why people who are generous tend to be happier. The longest living, in every society worldwide, are those in heterosexual relationships. People of religious faith in every circumstance live , on average , four years longer. Humanists in heterosexual marriages will see the same extended lifespan. If that action aligns with biblical standards, the actions will receive the results as outlined in scripture.
Humanism is a religion that makes the humanist God! And by being God you set the rules for your own behavior. They believe in the survival of the fittest, until of course, they are no longer the fittest. Then the ten commandments can be applied again. They change like the wind to whatever benefits them.
If you know why you believe what you believe, you should not be shaken by the unsubstantiated arguments. Realizing the humanist willfully ignores facts should make you feel pity and ultimately hopefully compassion for them. Showing God's kindness may be irresistible to them. They likely have never experienced God's kindness since most believers are afraid of any interaction with them.
Now that you have reason to believe the bible, lets look into what the bible says you should believe. The foundations!
In defense of humanism.
There just is no way to defend Humanism.
Since evolution failed the litmus test of the scientific method, what will be next?
Alien races coming to earth and populated the earth with life.
They will present the same false evidence backed by movies and TV programs. Next the evening news will begin the daily assault. Then seemingly out out no where a completely mutant animal that is able to speak and communicate. Since there is no actual evidence it will be difficult for real science to disprove the new myth. It will permeate the public school system at every level.
You will be labelled intolerant (or at least I will) for not celebrating their new unsubstantiated finds. False teaching,signs and wonders and intolerance to those who disagree.
Are you confident the Bible is true?