Is the Bible True?

It’s a common question that carries tremendous implications. If the Bible is true, then…

  • God exists—He is all-knowing, all-powerful and ever-present.
  • Earth wasn’t the result of a random accident, but it and the rest of the universe were spoken into existence.
  • People are not the product of evolution, but designed by God in the image of Himself.
  • Heaven is real, but so is hell.

With that list, proving the Bible is real is a bit more sobering.

Voddie Baucham was raised in south central Los Angeles, California, by a single parent. He accepted Jesus into his heart during his freshman year in college afterward, one of his Oxford University professors asked him to state why he believed the Bible was true. Here was his response:

“The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents, written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They reported supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies validating their claim the Bible is divine rather than human in origin.”

So what proof is available to support Voddie’s claim?

  • Thousands of early manuscripts exist with some written within 30-60 years of the originals. There are too many independent copies to deny the existence of the original texts.
  • After His resurrection, Jesus appeared before 500 eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:5-8) and other Biblical events were recorded outside of the Bible in the writings of Greek and Roman historians.
  • Author and pastor Greg Laurie said, “Two-thirds of the Bible is prophecy and half of them have come to pass.” Many of these detail very specific supernatural events.

Years later, Voddie added a final supporting statement to his explanation, “I am a living testimony of the power of this book.” He was describing the miraculous impact the Bible has on his life. Ultimately, this is the most significant evidence.

It proves the Bible is true, but also that it’s not just another human book. The Bible is the Word of God and His Spirit supernaturally guided the people who wrote it. The Apostle Peter wrote, “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).

We can trust events in the Bible really happened and what God said is true. You should read the Bible with an open mind and ask God to talk to you through its pages. Discover Who Jesus is, the sacrifice He made for you, and the difference He can make in your life.

Are you ready to see what the Bible says about His love for you?

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?