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Why I Believe The Bible?

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1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
When witnessing to the cults, an effective strategy is to use their own belief system to speak to them. It’s speaking to them in their own language.
One of the most difficult groups of people to witness to are the SUCCESSFUL and INTELLECTUAL. Usually, this person is not won over immediately so much as moved over slowly.
Mark 10:25 KJV 1900
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF BIBLE
40 authors in 3 languages, in 3 continents, across 1500 years.
Political leader trained in Egypt while exiled in the desert - Moses
Genius Rabbi who was into prison for preaching Christ – Paul 2/3 of N. T. books.
Humble hardworking fishermen – Peter, James, and John (The sons of Thunder)
A physician, the only gentile to pen Scripture, while travelling the world on a missionary journey – Luke (largest portion of NT)
A sinner, cheat, and betrayer of his own people transformed after meeting Christ – Matthew
Prime Minister of most powerful nation in the world at the time while in his palace– Daniel
A cup-bearer to a powerful king who during the rebuilding of a city – Nehemiah
A king who was overlooked by his own father and family during the best and worst of times – King David
The richest king ever during one of the greatest times of peace and prosperity the world has ever know – King Solomon
FACTS ABOUT THE BIBLE
24,000 partial and complete compies of N.T. in existence
By comparison, the ancient document second in number of available copies is the Iliad, which has only 643 surviving manuscripts.
Every major world religion acknowledges the Bible in some form
Islam - Holy Writings
Jehovah’s witnesses - although it is altered
Mormons -
Jews - Torah and Prophets
Catholics - Bible with Deuterocanonical Books
OT MEN GIVING THEIR LIVES
Isaiah was sawn in two
Jeremiah was stoned
Ezekiel and Micah were martyred
Amos was tortured then killed
11 MEN GAVE THEIR LIIVES
Some men denied Christ was God until an event took place that radically changed their conviction. Thomas and Peter.
(Doubting) Thomas pierced through with 4 spears
Peter, the man who denied Christ, crucified upside down at his request. Andrew.
Paul was beheaded
Matthew was martyred in Persia or Ethiopia.
PROPHETIC ACCURACY
Only Christianity produces so many accurate foretelling of future events.
Many hundred and others thousands of years before they occured.
Let’s take 35 of the 400 Prophecies fulfilled in Bible and use the law of compound probability.
Law of compound probability - likelihood that independent factors will come to pass. The odds are cut in half with each factor added.
2 Factors = 1 in 2 which is 50%
3 Factors = 1in 4 which is 25%
4 Factors = 1 in 8 which is 12.5%
35 Factors = 1 in 34,359,738,368
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SCIENCE
Genesis 1 describes biogenesis (process of life forms creating other life forms)
Each produces after its own kind.
100 Billion Galaxies weren’t brought into existence by accident.
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