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Isaiah 46:9,10 "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure"
In this passage God declared that fulfilled prophecy is an absolute proof that He alone is God, and that the Scriptures are given by inspiration of God .
No one but God can accurately predict detailed events in the future.
There are hundreds of Biblical prophecies concerning the life, death, and resurrection of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. Consider just a few here:
1. Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem
Old Testament prediction
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel
New Testament fulfillment
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king
2. Jesus would enter Jerusalem on a colt
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Luke 19:35-37 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen
3. Jesus would have his hands and feet pierced
Psalms 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
It is significant that not one of the hundreds of religious books outside of the Bible contain detailed predictions about future events. God is the only one who can predict the future with 100% accuracy.
The Bible contains advanced scientific knowledge.
The Bible is not a scientific book; however, when it does make scientific statements, they are absolutely stunning in their accuracy.
Job 28:24-26 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder
In this statement the Bible reveals that the winds are governed by their weight, scientists have only figured this out in the last century.
How could Job have known that the air and the wind patterns are governed by their actual weight? Meteorologists have found that the relative weights of the wind and water greatly determine the weather patterns.
Also, this passage says there is a scientific connection between lightning, thunder, and the triggering of rainfall.
Ecclesiastes 1:7, "All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the water cycle of condensation and evaporation? The sun evaporates water from the ocean, water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to the earth as rain, collects in rivers, and makes its way back to the ocean. This wasn't known until Galileo in 1630! How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know this in 1000 B.C.? 2500 YEARS AHEAD OF SCIENCE!
Isaiah 40:22, "It is he that sitteth upon the CIRCLE OF THE EARTH." How did Isaiah know in 700 B.C. the earth is round? The scientists of Isaiah's day thought the earth was flat. They didn't discover the earth is round until the early 1500s when Magellan sailed around the world. How did Isaiah know something over 2000 years ahead of science?
The Bible contains advanced medical knowledge.
The advanced information in the Bible, written over 3,000 years ago, in the first five books, (Genesis through Deuteronomy,) is strong proof that God inspired the writers of the Scriptures.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood...
Doctors have discovered that our blood is essential to many of our body's life processes. When the blood supply is restricted to any part of the body, that part begins immediately to die.
For centuries doctors, in their ignorance, used to "bleed" their patients by draining large amounts of blood from their bodies in a vain attempt to get rid of disease. They didn't know that our blood is the key to our flesh. The Bible is accurate in saying, " the life of the flesh is in the blood."
Some people don't read the Bible because they don't understand it. This is a good indicator they are not yet born-again. Indifference to God's Word is a dead give-away.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Psalms 119:89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Psalms 12:6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalms 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
The Bible is God's infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word!
The English Authorized Version of 1611We have the preserved Word of God in the English language in the King James Bible. The text from which it is translated from is dependable. The new versions on the market today are translated from corrupted text, not the same text that the translators of the King James Bible used.
Also, the King James Bible was translated from the very words of the Hebrew and Greek text by way of verbal and formal equivalence. The new versions such as the New American Standard, New International Version, New King James Version, New Living Translation and others were translated using the dynamic equivalence method, or paraphrase.
If you want to have a Bible that is a paraphrase of corrupted text, then use the new versions. If you want the preserved Word of God, then keep your King James Bible !
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
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