CAN I TRUST THE BIBLE? The Experiential Testimony: The Miraculous Power of Scripture Promised, Part 2
The Word of God is alive. It is not just inspiring—it is inspired. The term means, “God breathed”—that is, just as He breathed life into Adam in creation, He has breathed into the Bible eternal life. It has the latent power of God within its pages, waiting to be tapped. David, in Psalm 19:7-11, extols the miraculous nature of Scripture. In our previous study, we noted five dimensions of this dynamic force. Today, we will observe five more promises.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating and the evidence of lives transformed by truth adds weight to the Bible’s claims. When we add this to our previous lessons concerning the logical rationale for believing the Bible and the internal and external evidence to back it up, there is every reason to answer, “Can I trust the Bible?” with a resounding, “Yes!”
“Practice what you preach!” Jeremiah would have his faith tested, as God would command him to buy a piece of property in his hometown. He is “in jail,” so to speak, and his town has been taken by the Babylonians, who are currently besieging Jerusalem. The prophet had been told by God that Judah would fall, with the survivors taken into captivity—not to return for seventy years. Jeremiah would not live to see that day, and so it made no sense to buy land where you will never set foot, build on, or farm.
I pray that God has used these studies this week to remind you it is reasonable to believe the Bible. We have examined the affirmation of archaeology, the testimony of history, and the proof of prophecy. Today, we will bring another witness into the court—THE WITNESS OF UNITY.
In previous lessons, we have weighed the affirmation of archaeology and the testimony of history as evidences of the trustworthiness of the Bible. Today, we will add to those witnesses, THE PROOF OF PROPHECY.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
I cannot prove to you that the Bible is true if you do not want to believe. There are still people who do not believe that man walked on the moon. If you are willing to examine the evidence with an open mind, you will find plenty to lead you to believe that it is reasonable to trust the Bible. Here are some more scientific statements in Scripture.