The problem? Most people don't bother to read them.
In fact, according to ChristianAnswers.net, "...few (of the Bible's detractors) have even read the Bible itself! Thus, many people tend to go along with the popular delusion that the Bible is full of mistakes and is no longer relevant to our modern world."
Fact: The Bible is not a single book but a library of books: 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of 2,000 years. And yet it is perfectly integrated.
Fact: "The Biblical authors claimed repeatedly (over 3,000 times) that they were transmitting the authoritative, infallible Word of God. These men were either telling the truth or they were lying or insane or both."
Fact: The Bible is the most influential book ever written, a perennial bestseller, that contains the most perfect moral code ever devised.
Fact: The Bible is woven from Genesis to Revelation with prophecy, most of which (80%) has already been fulfilled with 100% accuracy. Over 300 prophecies were fulfilled by Christ Himself at His First Coming.
"There is no other book, ancient or modern, like this," writes Christian Answers.net. "The vague, and usually erroneous prophecies of people like Jeanne Dixon, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and others like them are not in the same category at all, and neither are other religious books such as The Koran, The Confucian Analects, and similar religious writings."
"Only the Bible manifests the remarkable prophetic evidence, and it does so on such a tremendous scale as to render completely absurd any explanation other than divine revelation."
Fact: "The historical accuracy of the Scriptures is likewise in a class by itself." Archaeological evidence confirms much of the Biblical record.
Fact: Many scientific principles were recorded in the Bible centuries before science "discovered" them.
For instance, Isaiah 40:22 says the earth is round. At a time when science believed the earth was flat, Christopher Columbus bet his life the Scriptures were correct.
The Bible says a baby boy must be circumcised on the 8th day. Medical science has only recently discovered blood-clotting in a newborn reaches its peak on...you guessed it, the 8th day.
The book of Leviticus is full of rules about cleanliness, food prep and isolating the sick. It took centuries for science to catch up. We could go on and on...but you get the idea.
Though many claim the Bible is full of errors, none so far has ever been demonstrated. Not in science, history, or any other subject.
Fact: The Bible contains "remarkable structural and mathematical patterns woven throughout its fabric, with an intricacy and symmetry incapable of explanation by chance or collusion."
So do only idiots believe the Bible? There are literally thousands of scientists who believe the Bible, including: Physicists like Newton, Faraday and Maxwell. For more, "Scientists Who Believe the Bible"
A wise man once said: "Faith in Christ is not some blind leap in a dark chasm, but a faith based on established evidence."-- Hank Hanegraaff, author
"'Come now, and let us reason together," says the LORD: 'though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.'" Isaiah 1:18
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