Defend The Bible?
July 02, 2022
Common sense reveals that “truth” does not need to defend itself because what is truth comes with a result.
So here is an interesting thing: Genesis opens with the words, “God said” nine times in the first chapter. The statement, “Thus says the Lord” appears 23 times in the last Old Testament book, Malachi. So you have “God says,” from Genesis to Malachi. “The Lord spoke” appears 560 times in the first five books of the Bible and at least 3,800 times in the whole of the Old Testament! Isaiah claims at least 40 times that his message came directly from the Lord; Ezekiel, 60 times; and Jeremiah, 100 times.
A fact often overlooked by critics is that, even if some biblical predictions could be explained naturally, the existence of just one real case of fulfilled prophecy is sufficient to establish the Bible’s supernatural origin. Over 25 percent of the entire Bible contains specific predictive prophecies that have been literally fulfilled. This is true of no other book in the world. And a sure result and proof of its divine origin.
Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
“Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a Lion!” Charles Spurgeon
“There is a Being who made all things, who holds all things in His power, and is therefore to be feared.” Sir Isaac Newton