at1with0 wrote:If you're so interested in proof, where is the proof that the bible is the word of God?
Where do I start?
The Bible was written through 40 men over a 1500 year period, living in different parts of the world, some rich, some poor, some educated, many didn't have access to the other writings and yet, it fits together as if it were written by one person. That's because God told them what to write. There truly is no other book like it in the world.
The next Amazing thing are the literally hundreds of prophecies in the bible, which were written literally hundreds of years before Jesus Christ was born that were of Him. They include where He would be born, when, that He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, that He would die, His manner of death, the city of His birth, ect. ect. ect. Ever heard of the 3 wise men in the New Testiment? They knew Jesus Christ would be born because they studied their Bible. These prophecies are spread out throughout the bible, written by people who didn't know each other or have access to each other's writings many times.
Another reason is the Transforming power of the bible. This book has changed literally millions of lives. These people can attest to having a genuine, personal relationship with God as a result.
Another reason is the mere fact that it still exists. The sheer amount of adversity and those who have tried to destroy it and yet it's still around. Kings, Nations and Religions have tried to destroy it and have all failed.
Another is the prophecies that are in it that are coming true to this day. It predicted that the Jews would be scattered before they were and that they would reject Jesus Christ and they have. It predicted that they would become a nation again and it did. It talks about things that there is no way that anyone from that day that could have known.
For instance. It states that the earth is round and hangs on nothing (in outer space)
Written 3000 years ago
Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Written 3500 years ago
Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
It has changed my life and all of those who not only read it, but actually APPLY it to their lives.