It Is Written | Part 3 | Why The Bible Can Be Trusted
September 12, 2021
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IT IS WRITTEN – PART 3 | “Why The Bible Can Be Trusted”
P. Rhett Barden
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.Why The Bible Can Be Trusted
Matthew 24:35 (NIV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.1. It is historically accurate.
Psalm 33:4 (NIV) For the word of the LORD is right and true.Eyewitness accountsRecorded and copied with extreme careArchaeological confirmation.
2. It is scientifically accurate.
Psalm 148:5-6 (NLT) Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being. He set them in place forever and ever. His decree will never be revoked.The earth was flat.
Isaiah 40:22 (NIV) God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.
The earth has to be held up.
Job 26:7 (NIV) He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
The number of stars could be counted.
Jeremiah 33:22 (NLT) …the stars of the sky cannot be counted.
Too much blood made you sick.
Leviticus 17:11 (NLT) …for the life of the body is in its blood.
Psalm 12:6 (NIV) And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
3. It is prophetically accurate.
One person fulfilling 8 prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power (100,000,000,000,000,000)
2 Peter 1:21 (NIV) For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.Matthew 26:56 (NLT) “But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.”Revelation 22:6 (NIV) The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”It takes more faith to believe the prophecies of the Bible are coincidence than to believe that God planned them.
4. It is thematically unified.
Luke 24:27 (NIV) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
5. It is trusted by Jesus.
Matthew 5:18 (NIV) For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.If you believe what you like in the Bible but don’t believe what you don’t like, it’s not the Bible that you trust but yourself.
6. It has survived all attacks.
The Bible is the most despised, derided, denied, disputed, dissected, debated, outlawed, and destroyed book ever.
1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV) “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” What is going to be the final authority in my life?
The Word or the world?
7. It has transforming power.
John 8:31-32 (NIV) Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
DISCOVER WILL BE STARTING SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2021
From the beginning, One Life Church has focused on one thing: reaching and influencing people with the love and life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to help you Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference and our Discover Event is a great way to kick-start that journey. Discover is simply designed to help you explore One Life Church, discover what it means to become a member, discover your purpose, and join the team.
STEP ONE: VISION
At this event, you will hear the story and vision of One Life Church and discover what it means to become a member
“VISION” takes place the first and third weekend of every month at 11am at the Nampa Civic Center
STEP TWO: PURPOSE
This event is designed to help you discover your unique personality, your spiritual gifts, and how you can use those to make a difference by joining the Dream Team.
“PURPOSE” takes place the second and fourth weekend of every month at 11am at the Nampa Civic Center