1.) It’s a unique book – It’s the most widely distributed book in history. The Bible has been printed at least 4.7 BILLION times, in more than 2,400 languages. The Bible has endured bans and attacks from opposers.
2.) It is historically sound – People who are named in the Bible have been found to exist. Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea – his name was found on a stone in Caesarea in 1961. Events that happened in the Bible are proven to have happened. The account of Edom and Israel battling was one such event that proved to be true.
3.) Candor and honesty – Not only are their achievements recorded, but the people of the Bible also recorded their shortcomings and errors. Moses told of a mistake he made, Jonah made a big mistake and landed in the belly of a fish. Even the Apostle Paul humbly admitted that he made mistakes.
4.) Internal Harmony – There were 40 men who wrote the Bible in the span of some 1,600 years. And yet, they wrote about the same theme – a harmonious message – God’s Kingdom. From Genesis to Revelation, this theme can be found.
5.) Scientific Accuracy – People used to believe that the earth was flat, but the Bible told that it was round. (Isaiah 40:22) People believed that the earth was held up in th universe by a giant animal, the Bible told that it hung on nothing. (Job 26:7)
6.) Fulfilled Prophesy – Bible predictions are usually precise and have been fulfilled down to the last detail. Consider as an example – Isaiah prophesied that Babylon would fall, that the leader “Cyrus” would be the conqueror, and that the river Euphrates would dry up. Two hundred years later, the prophesies all came true as confirmed by historian Herodotus of the 5th century.
The Bible is God’s Word and has practical advice for us today.