Why should anyone believe the Bible is true and contains the words of God? All other holy books also claim to be true and contains prophecy?
- antoniusLv 72 weeks ago
The NT story was begun about 70CE and finished about 135CE. To truly understand the story one has to have read the works of Flavius Josephus, especially his War of the Jews, wherein you will find all that you need to know and shows that the NT is a fictional story. All claimers of Jesus obviously do not know about Josephus or very little about his works. The Roman need a way to stop the insurrections of the Judeans against Roman rule which was costing Rome a huge price in upkeep and of massive armies in the Mid East area loss of many trained soldiers. It was obvious that Josephus brought to the attention of then Emperor Vespasian, a way to stop the Sicarii movement that was promoting the claim that the Messiah mentioned in the OT book of Daniel was to come. So Josephus and his family members together with a couple more individuals were approved by Vespasian to make up the story and claim the NT mentioned Messiah had arrived. Just read Josephus' War of the Jews and a sharp mind can notice that the NT was compiled to correspond with the OT claims, and was written after the that message was spread about Judea; everything is mentioned in Josephus's War of the Jews. I know that believers are programmed to believe the NT, and try to use the OT as it all having been predicted. You have been fooled as the Romans wanted you to be, and you worshipers are so blinded by brainwashing that you can't even notice that things in the NT can point you directly to the fact that you pray to Titus as he was inserted as your Jesus. Wake up, millions of minds are damaged every year by belief in such foolish fiction called religion. Also Annsan In Him, and every one of the so-called prophecies that you would claim about Jesus was predicted in the OT, and you would be as wrong as you usually are. None are about your Jesus. I am willing to read your explanation about how they are true, and I can refute them.
- 2 weeks ago
The holy bible truth is there look see live it, do what it says to do. Speak the truth! Live like Jesus lived in our heart ❤️ also accept Jesus in our heart
- SmartassawhipLv 72 weeks ago
Because God told me it is true.Source(s): God told me.
- ?Lv 72 weeks ago
Because Jesus Christ clearly demonstrated that He was God, by constantly doing things only God could do. He, God, founded one Church, said it was to remain one, and promised that one Church "The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth", and "Whatsoever you bind upon Earth is bound in Heaven", and "He who hears you hears Me". That one Church compiled the Bible from its own writings (and early Jewish writings), and declares as binding truth that these 73 texts are the inspired Word of God. Therefore, God Himself has declared it to be so. Manmade churches that teach only the writings of their human founders have no basis for claiming to know God's truth.
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 weeks ago
It would be unreasonable not to believe the Bible given the hundreds of prophecies in it that have already taken place (usually after hundreds of years after the predictions were made.) Consider only the ones in the Old Testament about a future Messiah. There are 360 of which 109 are mathematically impossible to have been fulfilled by any person other than Jesus. There is a law in mathematics known as the law of compound probabilities. It basically determines what the odds are of a specific series of events happening by chance. The more of them which happen, the greater the odds are against it. When applied to a series of events in which each event by itself is considered unlikely, the odds quickly become astronomical before you reach even a dozen of such events happening. One such prophecy in the book of Daniel accurately foretold the exact day Messiah would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey colt, and Jesus did just that on the foretold date. Given the details of the life and death of Jesus in the Gospels, it is beyond mathematically impossible for Jesus to be a chance fulfilment.
Now, it is reasonable to step back and ponder whether or not the entire New Testament could have been a clever fabrication designed at messianic prophecy fulfilment. The books of the NT were, after all, written within one generation after Jesus’ death. We do know that the Jesus of the Bible did in fact live, right at the time the Bible reports, from secular historical records some of which even include accounts of his resurrection from the dead. The Jews have never denied that Jesus of Nazareth lived and was crucified on a cross.
Knowing the person of Jesus did actually live at the time the NT places him, we have difficulty discrediting the Bible as a source of evidence about him. Where’s the logic in disregarding the eye-witness accounts of his contemporaries? And many of those followers in the first century A.D. literally risked their lives for their belief. Thousands of them were willing to be executed rather than renounce their faith. Humans do not normally give up their lives for a belief that they think might be false, so it is a strong testimony that these first generations were willing to die a martyr’s death for Christ as Messiah.
Even if we neglect the events in the life of Christ which constitute miracles (such as his virgin birth and resurrection), we are still left with too many such events for chance fulfilment. Consider just the following:
• Born in Bethlehem
• From King David's lineage
• Lived briefly in Egypt
• Raised in Nazareth
• Entered Jerusalem triumphantly on a donkey colt
• Rejected by the religious authorities
• Betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver
• Hung on a cross
The chances of just those events occurring (in the life of one person) has been calculated by mathematicians to be about one chance in 10 to the 150th power, far beyond the 10 to the 50th power which is considered mathematically impossible.
- MurzyLv 72 weeks ago
Start with the original Bible.
- WundtLv 72 weeks ago
Religious zealot - "We are right, all other religions are wrong!"
Atheist - "What evidence do you have to support that claim?"
Zealot - "My faith and the words of our holy book are proof enough!"
Atheist - "Can't anyone make that claim? Can't anyone claim their faith proves their religion? Don't all religions claim their holy book is true?"
Zealot - "But they are wrong!"
Atheist - "Based on what?"
Zealot - "My faith and the words of our holy book!"
Atheist - "I am sensing a pattern here."
- 2 weeks ago
Well if you believe in science consider this, for although the Bible is not a science textbook, it is accurate when it mentions matters of science. Consider some examples showing that science and the Bible agree and that the Bible contains scientific facts that differed greatly from the beliefs of many people living at the time it was written.
The universe had a beginning. (Genesis 1:1) In contrast, many ancient myths describe the universe, not as being created, but as being organized from existing chaos. The Babylonians believed that the gods that gave birth to the universe came from two oceans. Other legends say that the universe came from a giant egg.
The universe is governed day-to-day by rational natural laws, not by the whims of deities. (Job 38:33; Jeremiah 33:25) Myths from around the world teach that humans are helpless before the unpredictable and sometimes merciless acts of the gods.
The earth is suspended in empty space. (Job 26:7) Many ancient peoples believed that the world was a flat disk supported by a giant or an animal, such as a buffalo or a turtle.
Rivers and springs are fed by water that has evaporated from the oceans and other sources and then has fallen back to earth as rain, snow, or hail. (Job 36:27, 28; Ecclesiastes 1:7; Isaiah 55:10; Amos 9:6) The ancient Greeks thought that rivers were fed by underground ocean water, and this idea persisted into the 18th century.
The mountains rise and fall, and today’s mountains were once under the ocean. (Psalm 104:6, 8) In contrast, several myths say that the mountains were created in their current form by the gods.
Sanitary practices protect health. The Law given to the nation of Israel included regulations for washing after touching a dead body, quarantining those with infectious disease, and disposing of human waste safely. (Leviticus 11:28; 13:1-5; Deuteronomy 23:13) By contrast, one of the Egyptian remedies in use when these commands were given called for applying to an open wound a mixture that included human excrement.
- 2 weeks ago
conversely why should you not?
In everything, in a million stories, there is one truth, and that is Christianity
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
The bible contains God’s words.