Scottsbluff Church of Christ
Is the Bible Believable?
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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Welcome!!
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It does not matter if you are joining us in person or in our virtual setting we are glad you are here.
The Bible Has Credible Details

A Fairy Tale Opening
“Once Upon a Time, in a far, far away land…”
The Bible Has Credible Details

Judith 1:1
It was the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled over the Assyriansin the great city of Nineveh.
The Bible Has Credible Details

What Sets the Bible Apart?
People, Places and Events That Can Be Verified in History

Luke 3:1-3
Caesar
Tiberius
Pontius Pilate
Herod
Philip of Iturea and Trachonitus
Lysanias or Abilene
Annas and Caiaphas
John the Baptizer
The Bible Has Credible Details

What Sets the Bible Apart?

1 Chronicles 4:1-7
The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. Reaiah, the son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahuman and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorahites…
The Bible Has Credible Details

The Acid Test
The only way to pass this test is to write it while eyewitnesses are still alive to confirm or deny the events.
(Luke 1:1-4)
The Bible Has Credible Details

The Book of Mormon
The Bible Has Credible Witnesses

The Bible:
Events and People Also Confirmed in Secular Writings.
The Bible Has Credible Witnesses

The Messengers of Jesus Christ

John 14:25-26: But the Holy Spirit will teach you All Things…
Luke 24:44-49: You are witnesses of these things
2 Peter 1:16-19: We ourselves were eyewitnesses… we ourselves heard this voice
1 John 1:1-4: We have Heard, we have seen with our eyes, we have touched with our hands.
The Bible Has Credible Witnesses

The Value of Eyewitness Accuracy
The Quality of the witness (are they credible?)
The Confidence of the Witness
The Accuracy of the Witness
The Attention Given to the Occurrence
The Time Between the Events and the telling of it
The Bible Has Credible Witnesses

What About Paul?

Never Calls Himself an Eyewitness.
What He did say-Galatians 1:11-24)

Summation: The Bible gives credible Details and Witnesses.
Are there Other Proofs?
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Prophecy
Isaiah 44:28-45:1: King Cyrus (spoken 200 years before the event)
1 Kings 13:2: Josiah (spoken over 300 years prior to the event)
Daniel: The Successive Kingdoms to come (Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and the church)
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Prophecies of Christ
The Odds of Fulfilling just 8 of the prophecies would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Archeology

Hezekiah's Tunnel (2 Kings 20:20)

Pool of Bethesda (John 5)

The Bible Has Credible Proofs

History

People
Kings
Jesus
Political Figures

Places
Jerusalem
Babylon
Egypt

Events
Assyria
Crucifixion
Famines
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Geography
Descriptions of Cities, Regions, Countries
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Manuscript Evidence
No Book in History has Ever Had as many ancient copies as the Bible has, nor closer to the time of the original writings.
The Bible Has Credible Proofs

Science
They keep discovering things that the Bible has verified.
The Bible Has Credible Proofs


To Believe in the Bible, God and Christ isn’t a Gullible Action on the part of Believers.

Belief is the result of Conviction of its Truths!!!

How can we serve you today?

If you would like to visit with someone, request the prayers or have any other needs we can help you with, please reach out to us using the link below.

https://www.scottsbluffchurchofchrist.org/contact-us/