Everyone needs to know this about the Bible--it came from God. How do I know? Because this book is a product that mere man could not have produced. One of the most powerful arguments to prove that the Bible came from God is the argument from fulfilled prophecy. People were called by name long before they were born. The fate of cities and nations is predicted ahead of time and each prophecy came to pass just as it was written. Time does not permit us to list all of the many references showing these predictions and their fulfillment, but if you call and request it, we will send you some written material on the subject. The point is that man does not know the future, and these predictions are too clear and too many to simply be a coincidence. The Bible came from God. Since it came from God, we know it has other attributes too:
- The Bible must be completely accurate. God does not make mistakes, so his words are right.
- The Bible must be understandable. Would God send us a message that we can't understand? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that not only is it inspired, it is profitable for us. The Bible is a revelation, not a riddle. We can know what it means if we really want to.
- The Bible must be it is complete, because it claims to be. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says the word is able to thoroughly equip us to all good works. We don't need any new revelations or mysterious leadings.
- Since the Bible came from God, we better listen to it! Jesus said in John 12:48, He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
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