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The Bible is inspired and inerrant: Main Author, God

Now I will explain why Christianity is the true religion and all the other ones are false. All Christianiry is based on the Bible. No other religion has a book that can match the bible. Islam has a book that they follow, but doesn't have any of the historical accuracy of the bible, the Chronology and World Events, nor any of the prophecy that was written hundreds of years before they happen. Nor does Islam give you the insurance of going to heaven. You have Hinduism, Primal-Indigenous, Sikhism, Separatism, Judaism and all of the other religions I have named having you worshipping dead people, or things made in the likeness of something. None has the power of a living God or the universal influence as Christianity has. . The World’s calendar is based on the life and death of Jesus Christ. B.C= Before Christ and A.D. “anno domini” or in English

The word “bible” comes from the Greek language. “bib lion” meaning the book and plural is “tabiblia” the books. Testament meaning pact, an agreement, covenant. The bible is broken into two testaments, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament containing 45 books and the New Testament containing 27 books. In Greek the word “canon” means a straight rod or a carpenter’s rule.

As long as the prophets and apostles were alive there was no need of a written canon. However with the death of the prophets and apostles and with the pasting of time there grew several needs for the writing of the books and to have them recorded without them from being corrupted or totally destroyed.

Another reason the question arose to which books right deserved to be named inspired and sacred was the Emperor Diocletian in A. D. 302 proclaimed an order that all of the sacred Books was to be destroyed.

Twenty out of the twenty seven books were accepted as genuine and called “homologoumena” the four gospels, the acts, epistles of Paul, first epistles of John and Peter. The other seven books; Hebrews, 2nd and 3rd John, 2nd Peter, Jude, James, Revelations were disputed for a time by particular churches and were called “Antilegomena”

Apocryphal Books derived their name from the Greek word “Apokrupohos” which means “hidden” they were called this for the reason that they were spurious, unknown Authority and hidden. They were not recognized as inspired books by the Jews. They didn’t meet their standards that they had set up for the inspired books to meet. The Jews regarded them as having high authority, high esteem as being a valuable history of their nation. They were regarded by the roman church as inspired books.

Christianity is based on “Jesus of Nazareth” the bible is God’s Word. Jesus was born a Jew and before His coming due to the consequence of the conquest of Alexander the Great, the Jews were divided into two different groups. One group was living in Palestine and speaking Hebrew. The other group of Jews were living in the conquered Roman Empire area and speaking Greek. There are no original manuscripts of any of the bible today because of the custom of the Jews any soiled or worn out copies of the scripture were too be burned or to have them buried.

The bible starts off with the book of Genesis, where it is giving you the genealogy of the world. Genesis 1:1—2:3. Nothing can explain our existence except the bible. Scientist has tried by using the “The “Big Bang Theory “It has the world at being about five to fifty billion years old. The radiometric dating that they use has many problems: certain rocks from volcanoes in Russia using this method of testing placed the rocks to be four billion years old, however it is known fact that they were formed with in the last 200 years. Population Statistic, Amount of helium in the atmosphere, Absence of meteorite dust, decay of earth’s magnetic field, Imbalance of carbon -14 and carbon -12 are other problems with the “The Big Bang Theory”

Many people have tried to destroy the historical accuracy of the bible and have failed to do so. Christianity is the only religion that has been given a book from God that has the historical accuracy of the bible. Take the flood in Genesis seven that claims the flood was worldwide. Scientist has found thousands of fossils of fish on top of Mountains, and over Mount Everest. A whale’s skeleton was found on the top of Mount Saxhorn on the Arctic coast. This proves that there was a flood world wide as stated in the bible.

In Genesis 6:14 of the bible it tells us about Noah’s Ark. Noah build the ark around 2166 BC. Since 1840 A.C. there has been a number of reports of finding the Ark on top of Mt. Ararat. An America’s leading systematic taxonomists list the following numbers for animal species according to the best estimates of modern taxonomy. Mammals 3,500, Birds 8,600; Reptiles and Amphibian 5,500 and worms 25,500 It is esteemed that it would take 150 train cars to hold the estimated 35,000 individual vertebrate animals the size of a sheep. (Overall average) The size of the ark would be about 520 train cars, plenty of room for all the animals and Noah’s family. Since 1840 after a great earthquake a hand-tooled timber structure has been reported over a dozen times on top of Mt. Ararat which is treeless. All of the witnesses have reported the same information: (1). ship half buried in a partly melted lake, (2). the structure is found around 13 thousand feet, (3). Inside is filled with wooden separators (like bars in a cage) (4). Inside and outside covered with varnish or lacquer, (5). The main door was missing. In Genesis 6:14 gopher wood was used and pitch was placed on the inside and outside of the Ark.

In Josh 6-8 of the Old Testament it tells us about the walls of Jericho and how the city was destroyed. In Josh 6:20 it stated that the wall fell down so that the people went up into the city. Everyone in the city was to be killed except Rehab and her house hold. The ruins of Jericho today show evidence it was destroyed the way the bible stated it happen. What is unique is that walls normally fall inward not outward as the ruins of Jericho walls are. The walls fell almost like forming steps except one section of it. This section shows living quarters that did not fall. Chapter two fifteen states that Rehab “house was upon the town wall she dwelt upon the wall”.
In verse 26 Joshua makes an amazing three fold prophecy: 1. Jericho would be rebuilt again by one man. 2. The builder’s oldest son would die when the work begun. 3. The builder’s youngest son would die when the work was completed. 1st King 16:34 Five Centuries later 930 B.C. Hiel from Bethel rebuilt Jericho, Hiel’s oldest son (Abiram) died when he built the foundation of the city. Hiel’s youngest son (Segub) died when Hiel completed the gates of the city.

Prior to the nineteenth century the only mention of the Hittites was in the Bible. Liberal Critics ridiculed and sneered at the historical part of the bible. Then in 1906 German archaeologist Hugo Winker discovered in Asic Minor the city of Boghaz-keul, Hittite capital They removed over 10,000 tablets which confirmed Joshua’ description of the entire land of the Hittites in Josh 1:4

I don’t believe anything is stronger showing the power of God and the correct religion then the Jewish people. In Joshua chapter three verse ten it tells the Jewish people to drive out before them the Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebosites, Canaanites, Hittites, and Girgashites. This was done by God’s word so the Jewish people could have the land. (1) Amorites: controlled Mesopotamian from 1900-1600 BC, unknown descendant of the fourth son Canaan. (2) Perizzites: graziers, farmers, peasants of the time inhabiting the region south and south west of Camnel and was reduced to servitude by Solomon. 1 King 9:20 (3) Hivites: Unknown time ceased to be a separate group before the Israelite’s Kingdom came to an end. No name resembling Hivites has been found in Egyptian or Babylanian inscription. (4) Jebosites: Inhabitants of Jebus, known today as Jerusalem: (5) Canaanites: 2000 to 1468 B. C (6) Hittites: 1600-1200 B.C. and the last one is (7) Girgashites: There is little known about the Girgashites. They are supposed to have dwelt near the Sea of Chinneroth (Galilee). These seven national groups cannot be found today.

The bible tells you that the Jewish people were chosen to be God’s people. The bible tells you the history of the Jewish people from the time in Genesis 12 that Moses led them out of Egyptian’s Captivity and Joshua bought them into Canaan. Their history continues in the Roman Period (AD 70-325) Byzantine Period (325-614) Persian Period (614-634) Arab Period (634-1072) Seljuk Period (1072-1099) Crusaders Period ( 1099-1291) Mameluke Period (1291-1517) Turkish Period (1517-1917) all these time period the Jewish people had been living as the bible stated, scatted in other land. 

In the Old Testament of the bible you will find in Deuteronomy 4:27 “the Lord shall scatter you among the nations” and in Leviticus 26:33 “and I will scatter you among the heathen” As the bible stated the Jewish people were scatted all over the World.

Deuteronomy 30:3 was written in 1406 B.C. and in it and other verses it states that the Jewish people would be gathered together again. Deuteronomy 30:3 “gather thee from the entire nation whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. Jeremiah 30:3 “I will cause them to return to the land that I gave their fathers, and shall possess it” Jeremiah 31:10 “He that scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as shepherd doth his flock” Over three thousand and some years it happen as the bible describe it would. The country of Israel was born, 14 May 1948 and thousands of Jewish people flocked to the promise land.

 

                Author: Richard L. Brown

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