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On this page you will learn the Bible Answers to your question about God's Word
Bible is the Christian's guide to knowing God and receiving the gift of God which is Eternal Life
How do we know
the Bible is really the word of God? There are two specific proofs we have that
the Bible is God's word. They are the perfect fulfilment of specific Bible prophecies, and our observation
of the astounding changes we have seen in the lives of those who have chosen to believe the Bible and trust in God's
word. No other book has done so much good and changed so many lives. Only God could make that happen. (to be continued)
Why did God
give us this Bible? The God of the Bible is a personal God who loves us and wants us to know him and
to love him. So He wrote us a letter to tell us about himself.
We are God's children. The Bible confirms that
he made us in his own image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). Having created us, would He not want to communicate with
us? Let's suppose God did want to communicate with us? Suppose he wanted to tell us things about himself
we could not otherwise know, and show us the one and only way to get to heaven, so we might enjoy eternal life with Him. Jesus
tells us in Matthew 7:14 that the gate to heaven is narrow, and in John 14:6 that no one comes to God the Father except by
Him. Jesus said there are many ways that lead to eternal death, hell and eternal punishment, but only one way that leads
to heaven, God and eternal life. I don't know about you, but I want to know the way to heaven. God has graciously chosen
to show us that way. How did he choose to do it? We suggest he would choose to write us a letter, and by his
miracle working power protect that letter throughout the eons of time to make sure we had today the exact words he wanted
us to hear. This may seem like a hard thing to do, but this is God we are talking about, and nothing is too very
hard for God to do. Jeremiah knew this, and proclaimed in Jer 47:4-5, "Ah, Lord, God, thou hast made the heavens
and the earth with thy out stretched arm. Nothing is too very hard for thee!"
What things will I learn reading the Bible?? God
has included in this Bible information about himself, about life, death and eternity that we could not otherwise know. When
you read the Bible you will learn about this God of our universe, and His plan for our life, death and eternity.
The Bible is the only book God ever wrote and it contains the road map we have to get us from earth to heaven.
If you want to go to heaven, and not get lost along the way, follow the map.
all, if you were planning to take a trip across country you would want to know how to get from here to where you wanted
to go and not get lost on the way. Additionally, you would want to know as much as you can about your destination before
you leave. So, If you are planning to go to heaven you should know the way to get there and read all about it before
you start your trip. You will need to know Jesus if you want to go to heaven. Now is the time to learn about heaven
an place your trust in Jesus to get you there, because once you die it's too late!!! Your fate is fixed and it will
be too late to change your destination. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 9:27 that after death comes the judgment.
For those who have
believed God and trusted Christ for the forgiveness of their sin this judgment foretold in 2nd Corinthians 5:7 is for our
For those who have rejected Christ, they will face judgment at the Great White throne as in
found in Revelation chapter 20 verses 11 thru 15. Their sentence will be eternal death, suffering and eternal separation
from God. Don't let this happen to you!
the Bible tell us about God? The Bible tells us this about God:
God is out there.(Gen
He is eternal.( Ps 106:48, Isa 9:6, Ps 145:13, Hab 1:12, Dan 4:3, & Jer 10:10, to name a few)
He is almighty. (Gen 17:1, 35:11 )
He is Holy. (Rev 4:8)
He wants us to join Him in heaven. (John 3:16)
God has told us how we can enjoy eternal life with Him, and
he has told us what the suffering in eternity will be like if we choose to reject his plan.
By God's grace ye are saved through faith in Jesus Christ,
and not by your own good works, lest any of us should be able to boast. (Eph 2:9)
What does the Bible tell us about God's
Plan for our Life?
First: That this God of the universe decided to create man and to create him
in his own image (Gen 2:7), to live a physical life on this earth and eventually join God in heaven for an eternity
of fellowship and blessing (John 14:2).
Then: God gave man one command to observe while he was here on earth
Soon after that: Man disobeyed this command and became immediately separated from God and
lost the eternal blessing God had prepared for him (Gen 2:7 & Gen 3:10-11).
Loving us: God offered
man a way back into fellowship and eternal life. (Jn 14:1-3 & Jn 3:16)
We now have a choice. We all have sinned and come short of the glory God has planned for us.
If we do nothing, we will remain in that state, separated from God, which, at death, will consign us to an eternity of suffering.
Or, we can trust God, and believe what he has told us, accept his condition for forgiveness, and spend eternity with God,
enjoying fellowship with him in heaven forever..
How can I
have more faith? Paul tells us in Romans 10:17 that "Faith
cometh by hearing the word of God". To have more faith--read more Bible!! God has promised to increase our faith as we
read. God has made us this promise, and he will never foresake his word. It's not the amount of our faith
that counts, it's the quality of our faith. Jesus told his disciples that if they had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
they should be able to move mountains. (Matt 17:20 & Luke 17:6) A mustard seed is itself small, but it has within
itself life so strong that when it is let loose it grows mighty and strong. Big faith might do great things in
front of great crowds, but living faith keeps on trusting God when all else is against you and the hour is dark.
Living faith never dies. God has saved us from eternal fire through our faith. (Eph 2:8) Once we are saved, God
expects us to live each hour of each day by our faith in him and his promise for our eternal life. (Gal 3:11).
believe the Bible is the written word of Almighty God, master of this universe and creator of all things. A God who
loves us and gave his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and die for us on a cross, so that our personal
belief in God's word and our trust in his promise of eternal life will take us from here to an eternity in heaven when
our life on earth is finished.
We don't deserve it and can not do anything
to earn it. It's all of God and none of our effort! In John 19:30 Jesus said "It is Finished". Jesus has
completed the work of redemption to save us unto eternal life with God the Father.
What do the other religions say?
Witnesses founder Charles Taze Russell created a translation of the Bible which is called the "New World Translation".
Along with his other writings and current publications of the "Watch Tower" magazine these are considered "The
Bible" by Jehovah's Witnesses.
Mormons, also called The Church of the Latter-Day Saints, which was founded
in Rochester, NY about 1830, follow the "Book of Mormon". They will also refer to a book called "Doctrine
and Covenants" and their own published edition of the Bible which they call the "King James Inspired Version" as
the basis for their faith.
Seventh-Day Adventists follow several books written by their founders, James and Ellen White in the late
1800's called "The Clear Word", "Desire of Ages", and "The Great Controversy". They publish
and follow "The Adventist Review" and numerous other magazines.
Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in Massachsetts
in the late 1800's. They follow a book called "Science and Health", and other books by Ms. Baker.
Islam was founded in Mecca in
Arabia by Muhammad about 600 AD, and is not to be confused with the "Nation of Islam" founded by Wallace D. Fard
in Detroit in 1930. The Holy Book of Islam is the Qur'an commonly referred to as the Koran, which was given to Muhammad by
the angel Gabrial..
founded by Abraham (of the Christian Bible) about 2000 BC. They follow the Old Testament portion of the Christian Bible and
other writings they call the "Torah" and the "Talmud". They do not recognize the Christian "New Testament"
portion of the Bible as being Holy and given by God.
Hinduism began in India about 1800 BC and is a combination
of many sects of which Vaishnavism, Shaivism and Shaktism are a few. They do not follow one specific book but have many writings
including the "Vedas", the "Upanishads" and the "Bhagavad-Gita".
Buddhism was founded by Gautama Siddhartha (also known as "Buddha" which means the "Enlightened
One") about 500 BC, in India near Nepal. Buddhists follow the "Mahavastu" a collection of writtings about
the life of Buddha.
So, What is our conclusion?
The books of all the other religions of the world say, "do".
Do this to please God. Do that to gain eternal life. Live this way to have joy of life. The Bible says "done". We
can do nothing to please God. Isaiah said "All our good works are as 'filthy rags' before God". (Isa 4:6) The
term Isaiah used for "filthy rags" referred to the torn, diseased rags worn by the lepers of his time. Is that what
you want to give to God as your ticket to heaven???? Filthy rags???
will not be judging us by our good works, as many seem to think. (Isa 4:6) God will only be judging us on what we have
done with his son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus did for us
what we can not do for ourselves. Jesus offered the sacrifice of his life to God for our sins. He did it all. "It
is finished."(John 19:30)
there a world and civilization here before this one? Yes, we are the second civilization to
inhabit this earth.(Gen 1:1, Isa 14:12) (to be continued)
What is Bible prophecy?
To qualify as a true word from God a prophecy must have several characteristics. First it must be SPECIFIC as to its
description and its fulfilment. The prediction that it might rain tomorrow is not an example of God's prophecy.
In addition to being specific the fulfilment of the prophecy must be REMOVED IN TIME from the prophet. The fact that a person
predicts a nation will go to war, when the clouds of war are already on the horizon, does not meet the test of God's predictive
prophecy. Someone who claims they saw a vision where "some ship will suffer a catastrophic sinking",
given 20 years before the Titanic, although removed and uncontrolled by the prophet, is not specific enough to
qualify as a prophecy of God. So, what are some of the prophecies in the Bible that meet both these standards and have
already been fulfilled. Remember, these are just a few examples of the prophecies God has given us in the Bible.
How does prophecy demonstrate that the Bible has been given to us by God? If the Bible is, in fact, the Word of God
then it should have within it's pages things that could only have come from God himself. One of the most conclusive reasons
that the Bible came from God is the proof of fulfilled prophecy. God knows us and knows
we are by nature skeptical of things, so he recorded prophecies in the Bible to prove to us that this book came
from him. One thing that man can not do accurately and without error is to predict the future. Neither the
weatherman, nor gamblers, nor stock brokers, nor any other human being can clearly predict the future without error. But,
God can do it, and he does so in the Bible to show us that he wrote it. We will look at a few of
these predictive prophecies found in both the Old Testament and New that we believe will prove even to the skeptic
that the Bible is indeed "the Word of God".
John F. Walvoord in his study "Every Prophecy of the Bible", counted
over 1000 specific prophecies from God in the Bible. Over 500 have already been specifically fulfilled, but many more are
yet to come to pass. These prophecies are specific, direct and involve, in one way or another, all the nations, locations
and peoples here on earth. God is not finished with us yet. We only have space on this web site to look at a
few of God's prophecies, but we hope that what we have here will help you understand why we believe only an eternal
being, God, could have given us this Bible, and because God gave it to us we should know what it says.
PROPHECIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED
The nation of Israel will be dispersed throughout the world.
Jerusalem will be attacked and saved and later attacked and lost.
The nation of Babylon will be overthrown.
The temple at Jerusalem will be rebuilt.
Great nations who will rise and then fall.
Syria and Egypt will struggle for world domination.
The fulfilled prophecy regarding Noah's sons.
Israel's bondage in Egypt.
Israel's return to the land God gave it.
Man will rule the earth.
ministry of John the Baptist.
and the place of Christ's birth.
manner of Christ's death.
of Jesus Christ
The prediction of
the coming church age.
Satan will continually
PROPHECIES STILL TO BE FULFILLED
All who believe in and trust Jesus Christ shall inherit eternal
The rise and future fall of specific
Nations of the earth.
All those who reject
the saving work of Christ will be eternally doomed.
Christ will return to this earth to destroy evil and all the peoples and nations who follow evil.
A new heaven and a new earth shall be set up for eternity.
The coming Rapture of the church and the Great Tribulation.
Satan's coming rage upon the earth.
The Battle of Armageddon.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?????
Do you choose to believe the Bible is the Word of God???If
you have chosen to believe that the Bible is the Word of God, then all of God's promises in the Bible are yours, now and for
eternity. God does not lie. (Titus 1:2 & Heb 6:18) All God's promises are Yea and Amen!!!
Do you choose to reject the Bible as being the Word of God???
Then you are on your own. But, understand that "God is not mocked" (Gal 6:7), and, if you are wrong, then
your eternal destiny is already written in these pages. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a vengeful
God!!" (Heb 10:31)
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