THE BOOK


This is a Bible lesson showing the Bible is not a myth and it could only have come from God. Please let the Bible it's self show that God did inspire it and the things in it really did happen.


  
Look how the Bible says that it came into being.
   
 
   2 Peter 1:20-21 above all, you must understand that no prophecy of
    Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21 For prophecy
    never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they
    were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

   
    Was it by the Holy Spirit speaking through selected men?
   
    The prophets were men selected by God to give men His message.


Why do you believe the Bible came from God?
 
     My reason for believing is that I believe in God and if there is a God; He would want His creation to know that He is our creator and what His will is.   
   

Another reason I believe is:

    The Bible is indestructible! The world Bible society prints about 140 million Bibles each year. 75 million are printed each year by the American Bible Society. There is no way it can ever cease to exist; though some have tried to destroy all copies of it.
   
   
The Bible is just as relevant to the problems of society today as it was 2000 years ago:

 
    We still have the same social problems today that existed when it was written: theft, murder, greed, sexual crimes, drunkenness, etc. The Bible still has the best way of dealing with and preventing these.
     
   
Erroneous ideas are left out of the Bible, it has not been changed to conform to the world's beliefs of the times. (Such as the world being flat. If it was written solely by uninspired men they surely would have included some of the popular beliefs of the times that were untrue but we don't find any in the whole Bible.  God has written it and protected it!
   
   
The law God gave His people when they came out of Egypt has health laws in it which were not practiced by any people at this time. In fact; it has become logical to do these things only in the past 100 years because of our knowledge of diseases and how they spread.  We call it quarantine today!

  
  
  Leviticus 13:45 "The person with such an infectious disease must wear
    torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face
    and cry out, "Unclean! Unclean!" 46 As long as he has the infection he
    remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp.

   
   
At a time when worldly scholars thought the world to be flat the Bible says the earth is round.
   
    Isaiah 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its
    people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

   
    If it says the earth has a circle isn't it round?
    
   
 
The Bible says the earth is suspended in space and the northern skies are empty. We now know that the earth is indeed "hanging on nothing" and if you go to a very northern latitude and look up you will see a large space in the sky around the North star. This is because the earth is located near the top of the Milky Way galaxy and when you go to the north and look up you are looking right out of our galaxy. How did Job (who lived at the same latitude as my home in Virginia, USA) know about these things unless God revealed them to him?
   
    Job 26:7 He spreads out the northern (skies) over empty space; he
    suspends the earth over nothing.

   
   
Good men should have corrected what would have appeared as errors to them but God has protected His word. God has also revealed many things that we have only proven in the last 200 years. We can be sure that the Bible is still what God intended it to be and has not been modified by men to fit their beliefs.
   
   
   
Matthew Fontaine Maury was a navigator in the 1800's and one time when he was ill, he had his son read to him from the Bible. When he read in Psalms 8 about the `Paths of the sea", Matthew said, "If the Bible says there are paths in the sea I will find them." He discovered the ocean currents and charted them.  His charts are still in use today.
   
    Psalms 8:8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim
    the paths of the seas.

   
 
All men are from the same source- Adam. For many years it was believed that Negroes and other races who looked different from Caucasians had originated from a different source than they had. In recent years genetic research has proven that we all had the same ancestor; which the Bible said all along.
   
    Acts 17:26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should
    inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and
    the exact places where they should live.

    
   
When the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1949; because they were written 3000 years ago; it was thought they would yield some differences in these scriptures and the ones we were now using to translate the Bible we have today. The only differences were in spelling of words and there was no standard for spelling in those days. So once again we can be sure the Bible we have today is the original preserved by God for us.
 
   
   
In Exodus 5 when Moses tried to get Pharaoh to let God's people go; the Israelites were told to make bricks and they weren't going to be given any straw. They had to go out and pull up the stubble and use it for straw and still later they had to make bricks with no straw at all to keep up their quota each day. When the city of Pithom was excavated they found
    normal bricks in the lower parts of buildings and higher up bricks made with stubble and on top were bricks with no straw at all. Archaeology verifies the stories we read about in the Bible. 
   

 
Would God go to all that trouble to give us the Bible and protect it's purity if after giving it to us we could not read and understand it and obey it?
   
    I Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. 
   

The Bible is not the cause of religious confusion but men's prejudiced doctrines and creeds are.
   

The Bible can be understood if we consider who is doing the speaking, who is he speaking to, and what is the situation at the time.
   
   
The New Testament was written in the Greek language of the common man.  It then became a dead language which was no longer used. The advantage of this is that the meaning of the words did not change with time and became fixed. Thus we can know that we have true meaning of the words in the New Testament.


Would a just God say this and not give us instructions we could understand?:
   
    Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the
    kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in
    heaven.

   

 
We have a just God who has given us a Bible that can be understood if we lay aside men's ideas of what it should say and look at what it really says.
       
 
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. 
   
    God wants unity and peace in His Kingdom not the disorder that is found in the denominational world today caused by misuse of the Bible. 
   
 
   
God doesn't want us ignorant! He wants us to understand what His will is.
   
    Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the
    Lord's will is.

   

 
We have a Bible we can be sure is from God and has been protected by Him down through the ages. It can be understood and followed if we seriously try.  Do not trust others to read it for you; read it for yourself.
   
       

  'Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.   Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by international Bible Society.    Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House."