Bless You, O’ Lovers of Truth, June 24, 2012
Recently someone asked me about why the Bible is the truth? They had been talking with someone who had asked them about the Bible. This other person wanted to know why anyone should believe that the Holy Bible was really true. Well, this is what I told the person that asked me this. The Holy Bible, comprised of the Old Testament and the New Testament, is true because of the following reasons:
#1 Because the Holy Spirit is real and He convinces and convicts sinners...people...that the Word of God IS the Words of God and that it is true.
#2 Because it has been found to be true archeologically. Like the recent discoveries of plaques that told about Pontius Pilate and King David, for example.
#3 Because it has been found to be true morally. Every person on Earth, whether the person in the high rise office building or the savage in the jungles of Borneo all know that at least two things are morally wrong: (1) that it is wrong to murder a person. (2) that, when you are married, it is wrong to commit adultery with another person’s mate. Every culture, every civilization, every person innately knows this. God’s laws are written in every person.
#4 Because it has been found to be true ethically. The Bible is the only holy book of all religions on Earth that does not allow “situation ethics” under any circumstance. In other words, it simply means that “I” decide, because of a particular circumstance that I am in, that I need to lie, cheat, steal, etc. about something. “Well, I didn’t want to hurt their feelings, or, I didn’t want to get caught, so I lied.” Well, white lies are just as black in God’s eyes as are the outright lies. The situation is not supposed to determine what is right or wrong.
#5 Because it has been found to be true scientifically. Like, for example, the discovery of the ELS codes in the Bible. The word “computer” is discovered in the Bible in one single place, Daniel 12:9 where it speaks of the words of the prophecy “sealed” until the time of the end. Many other examples exist.
#6 Because it has been found to be true judicially. It is moral laws (The Ten Commandments) that keep crime in check so that civilizations survive through justice prevailing.
#7 Because it has been found to be true prophetically. The birth-location of Jesus 500 years before He was born, Bethlehem. The return of the Jews to Israel in 1948, prophesied 2500 years ago. Hundreds of prophecies fulfilled.
#8 Because it has been found to be true historically. Writings of other civilizations also confirm the Bibles accuracy.
#9 Because it has been found to be true celestially. The Zodiac, for example. It displays God’s Plan of Redemption through the 48 constellations, starting with the constellation of Virgo to the final defeat of the Dragon, Satan.
#10 Because it has been found to be true about the Jews. That they would be a blessing to all nations of Earth. Ninety percent of all patents and major advances in science, medicine, and civilization have come through the Jews.
God bless you. We love you. I love you.
Pastor Lyle, Sister Jean, and your BJWC Church Leadership