There are many religious books in this world. As a truth seeker, you may have many legitimate questions about the Bible like:
Is Bible truly the Word of God? Isn’t it just another religious book with some do’s and don’ts? What differentiates the Bible from all other literary works and religious books? This article is an honest effort to find answers to such important questions
We have listed a few factors that differentiate bible from other religious and literary works below
The amazing unity of the Bible is an irrefutable internal evidence of the divine planning and origin of this book. To really understand Bible’s order and unity, one should see it against the backdrop of its great multiplicity. Bible’s unity in diversity in the below mentioned areas reveals the hand of a divine author in the formation of this amazing book.
One may think that such multiplicity will result in a book talking about some random topics, which will be either chaotic or disjointed in nature. This will be true in a normal human scenario, but not in the case of the Bible because of the divine intervention.
There is an amazing unity, harmony and continuity from the first book to last book of the Bible. There is one unfolding story, about one God, who is administrating “one redemptive plan for the salvation of mankind” which is centred around one person Jesus Christ. From the first to the last chapter of the Bible is the amazing unfolding of God’s plan of salvation for mankind. This definitely shows that there was a divine intervention which inspired all the authors to write about a single topic in a non-contradicting manner.
The unity of the Bible cannot be mere coincidence or collusion. But it is the strongest evidence for its divine inspiration.
Take this simple test. Find 20 people in your locality who have similar education background, who speak same language, with similar cultural values. Separate them and ask them to write their opinion on one controversial subject. When finished compare their point of view. You will soon conclude that they will never agree to each other.
In short, the Bible displays an outstanding literary unity that reveals the hand of a single divine Author in its formation and content. It is one of a kind – like no other book that has ever been written. There is nothing like it and it has no equal!
Is Bible Reliable? Is Bible really the word of God? These are the few questions which many critics and sceptics ask. Through this page we attempt to provide you with many reasons which will strengthen your confidence about Bible.
Even though the Bible is not primarily meant to be a science textbook, the Bible contains many statements which are related to cosmology, hydrology, biology, meteorology and other fields of science. All of the statements can be scientifically verified and are true.
The most amazing and notable aspect about these statements is that they were written around 3000 years ago, when science was not developed and the popular beliefs were contrary to what was written. But none of these statements had to be re-written with the advance of time and science. The fact that the authors of these statements not being scientists, and the scientific information at their disposal was generally misleading, points out to the divine inspiration of this amazing book.
Here are a few examples of scientific accuracy in the Bible:
In fact, the modern science was developed by scientists who believed in Bible and a Biblical God. We list down the renowned scientists who believed in Bible.
One of the greatest evidence for the reliability of the Bible is its fulfilled prophecies.Out of the 66 books in the Bible, around 18 books are dealing with prophecies. Around 27% of the Bible is prophecies. There are around 360 prophecies about the first coming of Jesus and all of them have been fulfilled word to word, no errors. The manuscripts of those prophecies written many years before Christ are still available.
There are prophecies about fall and rise of kingdoms, kings, famines, wars, restoration of Israel, end of the world, second coming of Jesus Christ, the new heaven and earth, etc. Most of them have been fulfilled and some of them are yet to fulfil. It is very interesting to see how the world is shaping up for the fulfilment of the Bible prophecies.
Some of the prophecies which are already fulfilled:
The prophetical events in Bible which are yet to fulfil:
If you don’t believe in the prophecies of Bible, watch for these events happening in the future.
Bible talks about the history too. It talks about how this universe came into existence, how different languages, tribes, kingdoms came, the history of Israel, the rise and fall of different kingdoms, the birth, life and death of Jesus, growth of Christianity, the birth of Judaism and many more. Many of these things can be historically verified also.
E.g.: Luke 3:1 “In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar – when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea …” Bible is very precise and all the details which Luke mentions –the year of reign, about Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea etc can be historically verified. These details are in-accordance with other secular historians.
There were many secular historians who have mentioned about Christ, his death and about Christians. They have also recorded the incidents which are mentioned in the Bible.
Few of them are:
Many archaeological expeditions have been made on the Biblical sites, some for the purpose of proving Bible wrong and some for the genuine interest in archaeology. Amazingly, none of the archaeological discoveries are against what is written in the Bible but indeed proving the Bible is true. It is not just one discovery but hundreds of archaeological discoveries. It clearly proves that what is written in Bible are not fairy tales but real incidents.
In few cases, there were accusations about some of the kings / kingdoms in the Bible but later they were archaeologically discovered proving the accusations to be wrong and Bible stood.
Few of the notable archaeological discoveries includes the discovery:
Burial places of the kings and patriarchs in the Bible Structures mentioned in Bible like palaces, pools, temples etc Tablets which talks about biblical incidents like a Global flood, tower of Babel, list of the kings who ruled, names of ancient Biblical places and people etc
The Bible is the best seller of all times. It is the book which is most printed, sold and read in the world. It is translated to and published in more languages than any other book.
The Bible has withstood vicious attacks of its enemies over the centuries. Many tried to bur it, ban it and outlaw it. Emperors and kings, popes and priests, princes and rulers have all tried their hand at it. They died and the book still lives.
There is no other book which has influenced the world as the Bible. The Bible has had astounding influence on world culture, language, literature, literature, art, science, law and education. Many cultured nations and societies were savages once and it was the message of the Bible that transformed them.
Bible has influenced:
The Bible is unique in its content and teachings. It is the most remarkable volume that has ever been produced in the history of human race. Its teachings about God, about man, about salvation etc can be found nowhere else. Its teachings are holy and its precepts are binding.
Bible talks about the past, present and future of mankind and world. It talks about how this entire universe was created, creation of the man kind, development of various languages, tribes and cultures, birth of Judaism, Rise and fall of many kings and kingdoms, birth and life of Jesus Christ, growth of Christianity etc. It also talks about the present – Godâs plan for this age. How God is revealing Himself in this time period? What is church? The New Testament Etc. Bible talks about the future of this world and human beings. It talks about how this earth is going to be destroyed, what are the signs of end of the world, relevance of Israel and wars against Israel, 7 years rule of Anti-Christ, 3.5 years of great tribulation, second coming of Jesus Christ, the judgment and new heaven and new earth etc.
In Bible you get answers for all your questions. Why was man created? Why was this earth created? What is the purpose of life? What happens after death? Is there life after death? Etc. Bible beautifully explains all these which no other religion or science could answer. Read the Bible and you will get answers to all these questions. The greatest proof for that is the transformation which is happening in the life of the millions of people.
Bible is unique in its accuracy. Even though it has been written centuries back, its accuracy with the original text is very high compared to the other literatures or any ancient texts. The two main factors which accounts for this accuracy are (a) how early the copies of original text were made (b) how many copies/manuscripts of the original text are available.
|Approximate Time Span between original & copy
|Number of Copies
|circa 100 A.D.
The vast number of manuscripts to compare and availability of the earliest manuscripts strengthens the accuracy of the Bible.
The Bible is the most amazing and absolutely unique book in the entire world!!! The amazing unity, reliability and uniqueness of the Bible are irrefutable evidences for the diving planning and origin of this book. If you would like to know more about Bible, the Word of God, please do write us.