Long Story Short: The Legitimacy of the Bible

Long Story Short: The Legitimacy of the Bible

Bible Long Story Short

March 7, 2021

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of every single year that records have been kept. Branden Gaille statistics

It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. Mark Twain

Only Book(s) Written by God

2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Bible Is Literally Whispered By God

2 Peter 1:20-21 2 Peter 1:20-21 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture becomes a matter of someone’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Spiritually Alive

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

Works In You

1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

Why do we believe the Bible is the uniquely written by God? Many reasons, 4

Brutally Honest Inside and Out

Miraculously Accurate

Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.” —Arthur Summerfield, U.S. Postmaster General under Eisenhower, 1959 (FAIL)

Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity

Isaiah 7:14 The Lord himself will give you a miraculous sign. The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel

Isaiah 9: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Unimaginable Agreement

Jesus Believed the Bible was Uniquely Written By God

Matt. 15:1-4 Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’

Matt. 22:43 Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’?

Matt. 22:31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

Jesus calls Cain/Able fact

Jesus calls Sodom fact

Jesus calls Moses/burning bush fact

Jesus calls mana from heaven fact

Jesus calls Jonah and fish fact

Matthew 5:19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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Jesus believed the Bible was…

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