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Divine Mentor 3 -Trustworthiness of the Bible (2)
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M = Manuscripts
A = Archaeology
P = Prophecy
S = Statistics
4 Reason’s we can Trust the Bible

M = Manuscripts

Josh McDowell — If one discards the Bible as unreliable historically, then he or she must discard all the literature of antiquity. No other document has as much evidence to confirm its reliability

A = Archaeology

In an American court of law, what is the premise regarding the guilt of the accused?
Innocent until proven guilty.

Bible skeptics becoming overwhelmingly convinced that the events recorded in the Bible are true?

-Josh McDowell
-Lee Strobel
-Sir William Ramsey

Sir William Ramsey - Early in his career this is what he said concerning Luke & the Book of Acts

“A highly imaginative and carefully colored account of primitive Christianity.”

Later in his career

“I take the view that Luke’s history is unsurpassed in regard to its trustworthiness... you may press the words of Luke in a degree beyond any other historian’s and they stand the keenest scrutiny and the hardest treatment.”

Seals of the following Kings and Queens and Old Testament figures have been found:

Kings Hezekiah
Ahaz
Manasseh,
Queen Jezebel,
Shebna the king’s steward,
Baruch the scribe of Jeremiah
Gemaryahu, scribe of King Josiah.


Nelson Glueck
“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.”
4 Reason’s we can Trust the Bible

1. Manuscripts
2. Archaeology
3. Prophecy

The Bible contains between 1,000-2,500 prophecies, depending on how you count them.

To date, Biblical prophecy has been 100% accurate.

He will be born in Bethlehem. l Micah 5:2
A messenger will prepare His way. l Malachi 3:1
He will enter Jerusalem as king on a donkey. l Zec. 9:9
Betrayed by a friend, He suffers hand wounds. l Zec. 13:6 5.
He will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. l Zec. 11:12
Potter’s field purchased with betrayal money. l Zec. 11:13 7.
He will remain silent while He is afflicted. l Isaiah 53:7
His hands and feet will be pierced. l Psalm 22:16
4 Reason’s we can Trust the Bible

1. Manuscripts
2. Archaeology
3. Prophecy
4. Statistics

1 Book one book made up of 66 books

40 Authors (30 OT / 10 NT)
1600
Over a Dozen Countries
3 Different Continents
3 different languages

Written by:
Farmers & kings, soldiers & shepherds, princes & priests, historians, fisherman, tax collectors, scholars, businessmen, MD

Written in:
Caves, ships, palaces, prisons, deserts

ONE THEME - ZERO CONTRADICTIONS
Voltaire “Within 100 yrs the Bible will be forgotten”
His home became headquarters for French Bible Society

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