Another way to ask that question: If something can be proven to be true through evidence and logic, would you admit it is true (even though you might have previously thought it was NOT true)?
Many people today and in the past have not believed the Bible because they thought it not true.
The Bible says of itself, “All Scripture is inspired by God.” (2 Timothy 3:16) That statement leaves no room for error, no “wiggle room.”
Jesus made many statements in which He ascribed deity unto Himself. He wished to leave no doubt in the minds of His hearers as to what He meant and who He was. Here is one statement from John 14:9, in which Jesus is addressing Philip, one of His disciples: “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, ‘Show us the Father?'”
In other words, Jesus was saying “If you want to get to know God, just get to know Me.”
For many people who investigate the Bible with intellectual honesty, prophecy is something that becomes a sign of Biblical truth that is truly inescapable. There are not just dozens, but hundreds of prophetic statements in the Bible which have been fulfilled. Many were fulfilled by Jesus Himself, but not because He was instrumental in creating the fulfillment. For example, in Micah 5:2 we are told that the Messiah will be born in the city of Bethlehem…and that is precisely where His birth took place. The death of the Messiah is prophesied in Scripture in such a way that the means of that death, crucifixion, cannot be mistaken for any other method of killing.
In our own modern time of today, we have seen a very important prophecy fulfilled: In 1948 Israel was re-established as an independent nation. There are at least ten prophecies which refer directly to the rebirth of Israel, but one in particular, by the prophet Isaiah, speaks of Israel being reborn “in one day.” This accurately describes what happened on May 14, 1948 — when the Jews declared independence for Israel as a united and sovereign nation for the first time in 2900 years. During that same day, the United States issued a statement recognizing Israel’s sovereignty. And, only hours beforehand, a United Nations mandate expired, ending British control of the land. During a 24-hour span of time, foreign control of the land of Israel had formally ceased, Israel had declared its independence, and its independence was acknowledged by other nations. Modern Israel was literally born in a single day.
The point here is this: For any prophecy to be fulfilled, the source of that prophecy has to know something in advance…in the case of Bible prophecy, sometimes thousands of years in advance. Only God can know things thousands of years in advance.
Therefore, the only option we are left with is that God is real, the Bible is true and accurate, and Jesus the Messiah is now alive and awaiting His appointed time to return to this earth as the Bible says He will.
We hope you are intellectually honest enough to accept the truth of these statements.
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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis