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“The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents, written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses.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’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 5:1

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

“I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way—which is called sin. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

Our choice to sin separates us from God. People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
Proverbs 14:12

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God… except one.

Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. When He did He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 2:5

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”
1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
John 1:12

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:

"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?