Can you trust the Bible?
Some believe the Bible is a book of fables and made-up stories. Could they be right?
Whether you believe the Bible is trustworthy or fiction, it is:
The best-selling book of all time, with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed. (Guinness World of Records as of 1995)
The world’s most translated book. At least one book of the Bible has been translated into 2,883 languages; the New Testament has been translated into 1,329 languages; and the Old and New Testaments together have been translated into 531 languages.
Over the past few months, Bible sales have been increasing as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
According to sales from top Christian publishers:
Alabaster Co. said it saw a 143% increase in sales compared to last year.
LifeWay Christian Resources said it saw an increase of 62% the last week in March compared to a year ago.
Tyndale House Publishers also said it saw increase, especially for its Life Application Study Bible, Immerse Bible for study groups, and others Bibles.
People are looking for hope longing to connect with God through the Word of God, while others doubt the validity.
If you doubt the validity of the Bible, you are not alone. Many find it hard to believe in God and question whether or not the Bible is true. Some have spent years trying to disprove both. Try as they may, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35. God’s Word is here to stay!
The Bible Is The Very Breath of God!
II Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
The Bible is Truth!
Titus 1:2 “This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.”
Hebrews 6:18, “So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.”
The Bible Can Be Trusted!
Psalm 119:138 Your laws are perfect and completely trustworthy.
Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything He does.
The Bible is God’s Love Letter to Us!
John 3:16 For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
You can trust the Bible. It is the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
Great is God’s Faithfulness~Deb