The Reliability of the Bible & Did Jesus Exist?

Updated: Oct 24

This is for anyone to read, but mostly, I am writing it to share with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Those who are weak in the faith and vulnerable to people who make it their life mission to to make you fall away.

As if my faith is harming you somehow? I donโ€™t understand why someone would work so hard to make me not believe. What does that individual have to gain? I do not and will not ever support my beliefs being forced on anyone by way of law or anything like that. So why go to such lengths to hurt me or any other GENUINE follower of Christ with your words?

And no...Iโ€™m not talking about the people who are a Christian in name only. There are many who know all the Scriptures, but their heart is far from Him. And He will spit them right out. It is written.

โ€œThe natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.โ€ 1 Cor 2:14


I am not a Bible scholar or a professional writer. So bear with me! I will try to make it flow well so itโ€™s easy to read. AND....I will keep it simple!


"I use to be a skeptic. I use to be a doubter. I use to believe the Bible was just some old book that we could go to when we were dealing with tough times in life.

That all changed for me eight years ago. When I actually read through the Bible and saw that it was perfect in every way. And from Genesis to Revelation it testifies of Jesus Christ.โ€

Quote source: Chad Thomas

The Old Testament, written hundreds of years before Jesusโ€™ birth, contains over 300 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled through His life, death, and resurrection.

Mathematically speaking, the odds of anyone fulfilling this amount of prophecy are staggering. Mathematicians put it this way:


1 person fulfilling 8 prophecies: 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000

1 person fulfilling 48 prophecies: 1 chance in 10 to the 157th power

1 person fulfilling 300+ prophecies: Only Jesus!

Jesus Is Real. Jesus Is Alive. Jesus is the only way to the kingdom of Heaven!

Repent and Believe the Gospel.


๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž? ๐€ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ! When Satan knows youโ€™re a truth seeker, he knows exactly what doors to knock on in your mind. Being a truth seeker without the help of the Holy Spirit almost sent me on a dark and hopeless path!

Once we lose that child-like faith and become adults who question everything, maybe the next step could be to study the chronology of the Bible and what prophesies did Jesus fulfill. Jesus was not a mythical figure; He's documented in more places than the Bible.

He was mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians as well. There were many eyewitnesses.

When you begin studying the Bible and see all the prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ, that's your tangible evidence He is Who He says He is.

When you start looking at the chronology, I hope you will see, with the help of the Holy Spirit, that this is something God has done for us! Because He knew we'd ask questions.


How the Old and New Testaments line up/match up is nothing short of magnificent. Truly a God-breathed miracle. There are at least 150 chapters throughout Godโ€™s word in which the end times is the major topic.


Hundreds of years passed between different books being written; the synchronization is stunning.

Itโ€™s not like the Bible writers were sitting around at a table together and boom...the Bible was done. Hundreds of years and miles separated these authors; a scroll hereโ€ฆ.a tablet thereโ€ฆ.and it all lines up with each other countless times!

Sure, there are several versions of the Bible out today and many distort and even leave out/add verses. But we have the resources to be able to assist us with that matter. Most importantly, we have the Holy Spirit to aid us in our discernment.


Many also seem bothered that books were written several decades after they happened. That time span is within the lifetimes of many eyewitnesses to Jesus, His miracles, and His ascension.

When Christ yielded His spirit at the Cross (Matthew 27), many people saw the the veil of the temple torn in two and felt the earth quake, many saw the graves come open and the bodies of the sleeping saints arise - they went into the city and appeared to many! All those people....saw. And they believed. They said, "Truly. This was the Son of God."


This is why even though there have been haters of Christ since the beginning, Christ's name lives on.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TOOLS ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ›กโš”

Spiritual Growth Documents and Resources - Click on the picture below.

Chronology of the Bible - Click on the picture below

Playlist of videos on how Jesus fulfilled prophecy:

WHAT VERSION OF THE BIBLE IS BEST???

The question frequently comes up, โ€œWhich version of the Bible is the most reliable?โ€ I am not KJV only, but it is my favorite version. How about we study from several versions, use concordances, and use the discernment the Holy Spirit gives us? After all, all versions have been altered from the original in one way or another. Jesus Christ is the Word and we preach Christ crucified.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1 Corinthians 18:18-25 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

โ€œI will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.โ€

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.


Quote:

There are 2 types of skeptics: An honest one and a dishonest one.

An honest skeptic isnโ€™t sure, but is willing to objectively investigate a matter. When given a logical or rational reasoning, he or she accepts it. A dishonest skeptic doesnโ€™t want to know the truth. He doesnโ€™t want to read an answer, except maybe to mock and scoff some more.


There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.


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