Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Accuracy of God's Word

More accurate than any other history book, the Bible contains the history of the world from when the world literally began (Genesis 1:1 - in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth). It even contains facts about future events - all the way to the end of time.

All history books, save the Bible, will or have been proven to have errors, every one of them. That is simply because they are written by humans, and as human beings we cannot know everything that happened as fact, especially if we were not eyewitnesses of it. But the Bible is different, it was written by men directly inspired of God; so really, God wrote it. It's God's word. Most history books contradict each other at one or more points, again, because of the fact that we are, indeed, human. But the Bible doesn't do that. The Bible contains 66 books, written by over 40 people, over a course of about 2000 years, and nothing in the Bible contradicts something else in the Bible. That is just the internal proof of the accuracy of the Bible. What about the archaeological proof?

Over the centuries, Old Testament stories have been related and read. So much so that many were counted as ere fiction, just as stories, nothing more, and finally they were not counted as historically accurate. But recently, many discoveries have been found that prove the Biblical events as true, not as fiction. For example, discoveries unveiling evidence outside of the Bible that kings like David, Solomon, Uzziah, Jehu, Joash, Menehem, and Hezekiah were real kings of Judah and of Israel. Things such as inscriptions on rock, not only in modern day Israel, but also Egypt and the other surrounding countries have been found that give evidence to the real reign of these kings.
One cool discovery proving the accuracy of the Bible deals with the defeat of Jericho. Such evidence states that the walls actually did fall outwards, instead of inwards, which is usually what happens to a wall when an invading army knocks it down. The story in the bible speaking of the defeat of Jericho states that the people walked around the city, blew their trumpets, yelled, and the wall fell. The evidence that it fell outwards instead of inwards is strange indeed to those who do not take the Bible as a historically accurate document.

That was only two examples of the always growing, already large number, of external archaeological proofs for the Bible. Many more interesting discoveries are being found all the time that clearly point to the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible. The Bible really is the historically accurate word of God.

In Christ alone,

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