How Do We Know the Bible is True?

There’s not much in our world that can be proven to be 100% true. The vast majority of what we know can’t be proven by the scientific method. In our legal system, we use the rules of evidence as our standard of proof: the preponderance of evidence and whether a claim is beyond a reasonable doubt.

The truth of the Bible can’t be proven scientifically, but a compelling case can be made employing the rules of evidence, which is the method I’ll be using for this article. After the case supporting the truth of the Bible is presented, you will need to decide for yourself – does it make more sense to believe my arguments to be most likely true, or have I failed to prove my hypothesis that the Bible is true?
Keep in mind that we rely on some kind of faith for most facets of our lives – Will that chair hold me? Will my spouse be faithful? Is my worldview correct? Here’s the critical question: what kind of faith do we have?
· unreasonable faith – believing in something in spite of the evidence.
· blind faith – believing in something without any evidence.
· reasonable faith – believing in something because of the evidence.[1]

My goal is to present evidence to make it reasonable to believe that the Bible is more likely true than not.

There are no original copies of the Bible. Today’s Bible was compiled using copies of the original text transmitted in some cases over 1,000+ years. The first tool I’ll use is the bibliographical test – how do we know that the text of the Bible has been transmitted accurately over the centuries?

The ancient scribal process was exacting. The professional scribe copied a document letter by letter. At the end of a parchment (page) he would count the number of letters and spaces. If it didn’t match the original exactly, the page was thrown away and the scribe started again. Even so, over 1,000+ years is it reasonable to assume that there must have been some textual corruption or compounded errors? In 1948, a shepherd boy accidentally discovered hundreds of ancient scrolls in the Qumran Caves near the West Bank. These scrolls contained parts of every book in our Old Testament, with the exception of the book of Esther. These scrolls date from about 250 BC – 68 AD. Prior to the discovery of these scrolls, the earliest surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) – the Aleppo Codex – was dated to approximately 930 AD. Many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are dated nearly 1,000 years earlier. When linguistic experts compared the old scrolls with the new scrolls, there was word-for-word accuracy of +/-95% after more than 1,000 years of transmission. That makes a strong case that the Bible we have today is indeed the Bible as it was in its original form.

Another of the bibliographical tests involves the number of actual manuscripts that are currently in existence. It is sensible to think that the more manuscripts of a work of antiquity, the more likely it is to be authentic. There are more than 25,000 manuscripts for all or part of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Let’s compare that to other writers of antiquity, such as Plato, Aristotle, Caesar, or Tacitus. No credible historian doubts that these are the works of authentic historical figures, but in contrast, the number of existing manuscripts for these well known men ranges from but 1-20. Not nearly as convincing!

Let’s move on to what is called the internal evidence test. In this test we ask, “What claims does the Bible make about itself? First, it must be said that the Bible is not a book; it is a library containing 66 books, written by 45 different authors, over a span of more than 1,500 years, on 3 different continents (Asia, Africa, Europe), and in 3 different languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic). In spite of this, there are no unresolved contradictions contained in the pages of the Bible.

Some argue that using the Bible to prove the Bible is using circular reasoning. However, we are actually examining the stories and claims of all of the authors, allowing them to speak for themselves.[2] We know that the bulk of the Bible was written by people who were eyewitnesses of the events they recorded; eyewitness testimony is key to determining truth. The gospel accounts in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) are filled with multiple independent attestations of the people and events surrounding the ministry of Jesus. Simply speaking, this means that there are numerous eyewitness accounts for much of what is contained in the gospels. A passage or a story that appears in two or more sources is likely to be authentic. This is yet another reason to believe the Bible to be true.

Much of the New Testament was written 25-50 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is important for a couple of reasons. Many critics claim that the early church distorted the life and ministry of Jesus. In reality, there just wasn’t enough time from the actual events to their recordings by the authors of the gospels for myths to develop. More importantly, a multitude of eyewitnesses to the events recorded in the gospels were still alive at the time of the writings, allowing for challenges to any inaccurate reports.

Let’s now take a look at the external evidence test. The external evidence test looks outside the texts themselves to ascertain the historical reliability of the historical events, geographical locations, and cultural consistency of the biblical texts. Unlike writings from other world religions which make no historical references or which fabricate histories, the Bible refers to historical events and assumes its historical accuracy. The Bible is not only the inspired Word of God, it is also a history book — and the historical assertions it makes have been proven time and again.

Many of the events, people, places, and customs in the New Testament are confirmed by secular historians who were almost contemporaries of New Testament writers. Secular historians like the Jewish Josephus (before AD 100), the Roman Tacitus (around AD 120), the Roman Suetonius (AD 110), and the Roman governor Pliny Secundus (AD 100-110) make direct reference to Jesus or affirm one or more historical New Testament references. Early church leaders such as Irenaeus, Tertullian, Julius Africanus, and Clement of Rome — all writing before AD 250 — shed light on New Testament historical accuracy. Even skeptical historians agree that the New Testament is a remarkable historical document. Hence, it is clear that there is strong external evidence to support the  reliability of the Bible’s manuscript.[3]

The Bible is filled with prophecies of people and events that would take place at some time in the future. The final test we will apply to demonstrate the trustworthiness of the Bible will be a review of fulfilled prophecy. The Bible records predictions of events that could not be known or predicted by chance or common sense. Surprisingly, the predictive nature of many Bible passages was once a popular argument (by liberals) against the reliability of the Bible. Critics argued that the prophecies actually were written after the events and that editors had merely dressed up the Bible text to look like they contained predictions made before the events. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. The many predictions of Christ’s birth, life and death (see below) were indisputably rendered more than a century before they occurred as proven by the Dead Sea Scrolls of Isaiah and other prophetic books as well as by the Septuagint translation, all dating from earlier than 100 BC. [4]

Here are just a few of the many examples of fulfilled prophecies. As we look at these, I will turn to science to provide the mathematical probability of the prophecy that was fulfilled. There are more than 300 prophecies that point directly to the Messiah that have already been fulfilled by Jesus. Let’s just take a look at 8 of these prophecies:

  1. The time of His birth (see the Daniel 8 & 9 timeline)
  2. He would be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2)
  3. He would be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14)
  4. He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)
  5. He would be mocked. (Psalm 22:7,8)
  6. He would be crucified. (John 3:14)
  7. He would be pierced. (Psalms 22:16)
  8. He would die with the wicked, but He would be buried with the rich. (Isaiah 53:9)[5]

The mathematical probability of just these eight prophecies being fulfilled by one man in history is 1x1028. In other words, these prophecies present a case for the trustworthiness of the Bible beyond any reasonable doubt.

I’ll provide one more incredible example of fulfilled prophecy. Some time before 500 BC, the prophet Daniel proclaimed that Israel’s long-awaited Messiah would begin his public ministry 483 years after the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25-26). He further predicted that the Messiah would be “cut off” and killed, and that this event would take place prior to a second destruction of Jerusalem. Abundant documentation shows that these prophecies were perfectly fulfilled in the life (and crucifixion) of Jesus Christ. The decree regarding the restoration of Jerusalem was issued by Persia’s King Artaxerxes to the Hebrew priest Ezra in 458 BC, 483 years later the ministry of Jesus Christ began in Galilee. The destruction of Jerusalem occurred some four decades later.  What’s the probability of this occurring in history? 1x105. And the list goes on and on.[6]

Let me end with this: Where does the evidence lead? I think the evidence presented gives us good reasons to believe the Bible to be most likely true. What are your conclusions?
[1] Owens, Craig T.; “Can We Really Know If the Bible is God’s Word?”;
[4] ibid
[6] Ross, Hugh;
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gary - July 8th, 2023 at 4:41pm

How can any reasonable person believe that the Gospels are historically reliable sources after reading Matthew's Dead Saints Shaken Out of Their Graves by an Earthquake tall tale?

Drew - December 15th, 2023 at 4:20am

If the bible is to be believed as a historical book then your arguments were not deep enough to prove anything. I have no idea how you came by those probabilities you mentioned. You cannot just grab figures out of the air to apply to probability.

Joseph's and Tacitus lived over 100 years after the resurrection. 100 years is a long time. How accurate could their testimonies be

Caleb - January 25th, 2024 at 8:51am

Its either you are dull of understanding or you just don't want to see evidence before you. He has showed you proves that can be verified anywhere and you choose to come out to blab.

Daniel - October 3rd, 2023 at 4:17pm

"We know that the bulk of the Bible was written by people who were eyewitnesses of the events they recorded; eyewitness testimon is key to determining truth." Really? You believe that among the 66 or so people who "wrote the Bible" knew or were even alive when "Jesus Christ" was ministering? There is no firsthand information in the Bible. Most of it was written by Saul of Tarsus. A man who had no connection whatsoever to Jesus. He was also a horrible human being. And how many times has the Bible been rewritten and misinterpreted? Wait I know, some 30,000 changes were made and don't even get me started on the king James version. You're basically playing a roughly 6,000 year old game of telephone. The Bible is not a historical document, any real historian will tell you that. And Tacitus is a single source, that isn't history. You need many sources from many viewpoints that are credible to even begin to say something may be historically accurate. He probably heard something from someone because he wasn't even born until around 30 years after the supposed death of Christ. Simply put, your book, the "Word of God" is a fairytale. And not even a good one. All Christianity has left through real history, or as close as we can get to the truth, is a trail of blood, greed, and suffering. The crusades, the great schism, the protistant reformation. Just to name a few. And you are helping to perpetuate the lie that feeds it. You don't know what you're talking about at all, the best thing you can do is sit back and keep your OPINIONS to yourself. Now I know my rant didn't change your mind one bit. But having been brought up in the church, and leaving by the time I was 8 and started looking for the truth, I have a little bit of perspective. And seriously, your little book couldn't fool an 8 year old child? That either makes me very smart, which I'm not. Or you very foolish. Remember, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Rebecca - October 13th, 2023 at 3:47pm

The Gospels were written by men who were literally, physically present with Jesus during His ministry. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were 4 of Jesus' 12 Disciples so their accounts are absolutely as eye witness as one can get. As for Paul, formerly named Saul of Tarsus, he states honestly that he had been a man who was a persecutor of Jesus and his followers. He met Jesus on the road to Damascus and the encounter left him temporarily blind and ultimately changed his life because he was saved and became a born again believer and committed the rest of his life to spreading the Gospel of Christ. The power of the Bible is the Holy Spirit/Ghost, the 3rd member of the Trinity. The Holy Ghost speaks through the scriptures to those who confess their sins and ask for salvation. If the scriptures don't speak that message to you, perhaps you have refused Him one too many times.

jason - October 27th, 2023 at 11:17pm

Yes Rebecca, I gave up on your god and decided I'm going with Santa Claus for belief when I detach myself from reality. And for an added bonus, I don't have to worry about that sin we humans were all born into and can never quit shake until we die and then be judged to see if we can get thru the velvet rope into Heaven to sit on a cloud forever and ever, lol. Have fun with that.

Caleb - January 25th, 2024 at 8:53am


Let's compare note after you die

John - November 14th, 2023 at 8:56pm

I can appreciate your faith that the gospels were written by eye witnesses. However, those four books were not written until 50-70 years after Jesus died and were never written by eyewitnesses. Nowhere in those books do the authors of Matthew, mark, Luke and John claim to have written those books. And the authors of those books are widely accepted as anonymous. I encourage you to read from a variety of sources on the origins of the Bible and how it was transcribed, passed down, and compiled. But your claim cannot be accepted by anybody within Christianity or outside. Your claim has no validity.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:32am

Don’t forget, you can’t argue for christianity without exclusively using the bible. If you use any other text to support it you will go to hell.


Kenneth Floyd - January 13th, 2024 at 1:15pm

Heaven yes it tells you how to get to heaven. Every time they try to discredit the Bible they prove it to be true

Stephen - February 26th, 2024 at 8:35am

Using 21st century method to judge ancient works stems out of unwillingness to accept them as authentic. Unfortunately, the same is not done to other non-biblical writings. The goal of the writers of the Bible was not to prove to YOU that they actually wrote them. The first recipients understood who wrote what, so that the writers didn't have to sign the letters with their identity like it is done today.

Robin - November 19th, 2023 at 7:11pm

I loved the way you put that I agree with you 💯 🙌

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:30am

All it takes to make you believe the falsities of christianity is for one man, during the compilation of the book to say “Add another perspective just say someone else wrote it.” and the rest has become history. You would have no choice other than to believe the lies forced towards you after hundreds of your friends have died at the hand of the fishgod, wait I’m sorry, the sungod, or is it the spiritgod or the songod… there are so many different god’s in this monotheistic belief…strange and just wrong. Everyone is sick and tired of the “there is only one god…but really three” argument. It is complete bullshit, especially since the “son” didn’t come into any inkling of existence for thousands of years. Don’t even try to give the argument of “Jesus existed in heaven until his time to be on earth” NO! Don’t! It’s ignorant, simply embarrassing, and completely stupid. Stop fooling yourselves and stop being fooled by the greatest deceiver in this world…christianity.

Gregg Peters - December 19th, 2023 at 5:41pm


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Michael - February 6th, 2024 at 12:28am

Hello my friend and God bless. I want you to think about something. God's word the Bible in the book of Jeremiah, specifically says that burning children alive in a fire (child sacrifice to a/the false god )was something that God found unacceptable and disgusting and specifically says and I quote had never come up into my heart. If God is the same today as he was yesterday and always reliable and unchanging in his feelings about burning someone alive in a fire of any kind is reproachable and disgusting. The hell described in the Bible is symbolic of everlasting death destruction and all the hope of Life gone forever. Not torture or torment something no loving parent heavenly father or otherwise would ever do to any child under any circumstances. The opposite of life is death the opposite of the reward is the punishment you either get life or the opposite death. The Bible does not teach of a hellfire of torment when the Bible speaks of the devil being pitched in the lake of fire it is clear that it is symbolic look at all the other things that are pitched into that fire are they literal or symbolic. See the book of Revelation. And again God bless keep learning move forward.

Denis - January 24th, 2024 at 6:48pm

Rebecca…..oh my, where did you get this from? Everyone (especially historians) know Mark and Luke simply rewrote Matthew’s gospel. They were not desciples of Jesus. …only John was one of the 12 apostles. The gospels were written 50 years after Jesus death. By men especially Paul who never witnessed his ministry. Please look it up.

Stephen - February 26th, 2024 at 8:38am

Sorry, you are wrong. where did you get the assertion that "Everyone (especially historians) know Mark and Luke simply rewrote Matthew’s gospel."? Rather, everyone, especially Historians claim that MARK IS THE FIRST OF THE GOSPELS

Angela - October 23rd, 2023 at 6:49am

Hi Daniel, I'm just reading your remark in your opinion - the Word of God being fairytale 😪

How would you explain the state of affairs today in the World being so similar to end time Bible Prophecy. And many of the Bible Prophecies that have already come true, please.

Kind regards, Angela

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:34am

The “end times” have been happening since the bible was written and even before. You are just using a scare tactic. It’s okay though it’s not your fault, you have been brainwashed to think in this way only.

Many blessings.

Gregg Peters - December 19th, 2023 at 6:01pm

Sorry pal , but it's you who have been brain washed by Satan . The Bible is true and you have rejected Jesus life , Death and RESSURECTION which is your only hope of salvation. instead you've chosen Hell forever . You need actually read and study the Bible (HEAR IT ) you are dismissing a set of books THAT YOUVE NEVER EVEN READ . READ THE GOSPEL OF JOHH AND READ REVELATION 21:8 READ IT IF SATAN WILL LET YOU ,HEAR SERMONS FROM JOHN MACARTHUR ON YOUTUBE. YOUR MIND NEEDS A WASHING WITH THE HOLY WORD OF GOD . HELL IS REAL WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ITS STILL THERE AND YOU ARE STILL GOING! CHOOSE WISELY

jason - October 27th, 2023 at 11:00pm

Thank you Daniel! You "preached" it perfectly and can I tell you how happy it made me to read your comment after reading that pathetic attempt to prove the bible to be true. It's about time

Cindy - November 17th, 2023 at 5:26am

Without having the gift of the Holy Spirit indwelling in you Jason, you cannot see the truth or spiritual things.

I have seen that the most bitter people against the Word of God are usually those that have been hurt or been in a group of people that did not teach the truth in love.

Im hope and pray for healing for you in whatever it is your battling in your heart and not willing to let go of at this time.

Take care. There is one who loves you more than you realize.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:40am

It’s not hurt feelings or simply being wronged that creates this, rather having the blinders of the church removed makes us angry at the grand deception.

The only thing we battle in our hearts is healing the evil that is hidden so blatantly behind the chapel doors and that accursed black book.

It’s funny because the eyes are clearer after renouncing the triple-god, and yet we are shamed through your “care”. It’s disgusting.

May your eyes be opened to the truth you refuse to see, and may your blessings that are hiding curses fall deflated and powerless before the universe.

Evan - October 28th, 2023 at 9:02am

You may not know what we know because you've already decided what you want to believe. Just like the Apostle Paul, before he hated the idea of what Jesus was teaching. Just know that it was Paul's work that built up most of the New Testament. Even the horrible human being (as you said) changed his ways to become a better person and bring more people into the light of God.

Also, in case you didn't know, the Bible teaches us how to be kind to other people and how we can live fulfilling lives without having anything at all. It can help you find peace in your darkest times. So, don't think that the Bible is just a "little book". It's a library of wisdom passed down from generation to generation thousands of years ago. (73 books to be specific)

You were only eight years old when you chose to stop believing; there's still an eternity for you to change your mind.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:48am

Not like Paul/saul at all. We lived as Christian’s for decades, saw the truth, and were disgusted by the lies and deception THEN left the cult. Totally opposite of Paul. Look up the direct translations of Paul’s writings, 75% of what “Paul wrote” was changed to sound more articulate by the translators so as to fit the narrative that was being created for the bible to be written. While you are looking that up why not look into the origin of the word “church” (here’s a clue, it was fabricated, and the translator killed for refusing to translate it wrong).

If you were correct in your statement, then why has there been ANY killings in the name of “god”, let alone millions of people. Even today you personally know at a minimum 3 people who refuse to speak with family members for leaving the church, probably more.

No. It is simply evil.

Michael - February 6th, 2024 at 12:52am

I do not know why, but it seems to me that you may possibly be disgruntled excommunicated or disfellowshiped? It seems to me that people who truly do not believe in the Bible do not waste their time trying to convince others to follow their course. That tells me that you do seem to have some kind of a belief in God, perhaps not so much in the Bible. You're multiple responses on this thread indicate the same possibility?

Cindt - November 17th, 2023 at 5:14am

Daniel, you speak from your heart and I appreciate your willingness to comment.

May I ask, where is your seed of bitterness coming from? What were the events that happened to you as a young boy to be so bitter and hurt?

Was it legalism? People in the church or in your own family that failed you?

I pray for healing you. You are special in the sight of the Lord. I'm sorry if people failed.

Robin - November 19th, 2023 at 7:07pm

Ya and the road to hell is probably where your going.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:49am

Funny that the scriptures don’t actually say that. Judgmental much? Oh yes, it’s a requirement of the faith.

Michael - February 6th, 2024 at 12:13am

You speak with ignorance, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Just to mention a few things, there are some 40-45 writers of the bible.and 66 books in all. And the oldest scriptures date to about 1700 BC , making the Bible only about 3700-4000 years old. If in your comments you are not even close to accurate on the basics of the book you are talking about you my friend should have even less to say.

Krystal - February 18th, 2024 at 2:26pm

Finally someone has said it...

Ronnie Walker - October 9th, 2023 at 6:48am

Daniel, you will find out about the road to hell when Jesus Christ comes back!

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:52am

Who are you to curse a man to hell. Shame shame shame on you! Evil!

No love, just judgmental hate from you. This is exactly what christianity is; a fear based control system created by humans that is the idealistic platform for abuse and hatred.

michele - January 3rd, 2024 at 9:24pm

hi MR it is the ture

deanG - October 19th, 2023 at 4:57pm

Yahweh, the god of the hebrews (old testament) had the title of Enlil (master/commander of the skies) and his real name was Yuh. He was the son of Anu, the king of the Anakhim (we knew them as Annunaki) and a reptilian/draconian Queen from the same Orion constellation. Anu, who was the ruler of our solar system, including Terra (Earth), sent Yuh and his half brother Ea (son of Anu, but from a human mother) to govern Terra. Ea was given the title Enki (master/commander of the earth). Both were known on Earth as Enlil and Enki and stories were written about them in all civilizations and later gathered in the Bible. They were considered as Gods, as all Annunaki that come with them. Yahweh was a ruthless sanguinary bastard while Ea had deep respect and love for the humans. Ea was a geneticist and was obligated by Yuh to change the human DNA to turn them into slaves to mine for the annunaki. But when Ea saw that the human of Earth had already been genetically enhanced by the Seeders instead of removing the extra 10 strains of DNA he activated all the strains in a small group of humans, among them were Adam and Eve. When Yuh learned about that he was furious and wanted to kill the Awaken Humans but Ea managed to help Adam, Eve and a few other humans escape the garden inside the dome inside the ship Nibiru with destionation to Terra. The dome was called Eden. The story was written in the Bible. Because of this Yuh went after Ea who surrender to is half-brother the lizard Yuh and was expelled from Terra. Yuh ruled Terra and played God. Yuh's son played Allah and Ea's son played Satan and turned against his father Ea. Because the people of Terra was suffering for so long, Ea used his own DNA to activate an hybrid generated aboard the Nibiru ship inside the abductee Mary. This hybrid was half Annunaki (a type of grays that look like humans) and half human, and his name was Yeshua. Yeshua come to Terra to preach about Love and the Source (the true God creator of all beings made from his image; all Souls are a fractal of the Source, not bodies!) and Yuh ordered his hebrew priests to kill Yeshua because Yuh only wanted fear and low vibrations. Everything in the bible before Yeshua had a purpose to lower people's vibration frequency and control them and when Yeshua come to liberate them he was killed. The romans them changed the words of Yeshua to be similar to the low vibration vibe that Yuh and all Dracos loved, talking of fear, sacrifice and other blood garbage, specially the reference to the original sin. Another 2000 years would pass and many kills woud occur in the name of the vengeful god. But 2000 years later on 2021-2023 Yuh was captured by the Galactic Federation of Worlds and brought to a Council in the presence of his Father Anu and also the Intergalactic Confederation (the seeders, that come to witness and judge enlil's trail) that condemned him for his crimes against the humans and against the Galactic Law (Prime directive). The rulership of Earth then passed to Prince Ea who offered it to the Terrans and also offered the template of the ancient human DNA with 12 strains of DNA the he brought with him, and that each terran can claim in the near future when the med beds will be released on Earth. Ea is proud of the Terrans that managed to rise the frequency of Earth and ask help to the Galactic Federation of Worlds to intervene against Yuh (because of the Prime Directive law the Extraterrestrials couldn't intervene on Earth before a certain amount of people asked help). Finally they helped the earth alliance to fight against Yuh and his minions (first The romans, then and now the nazis, the americans/jews-KABAL - called the deep state- and an alliance of grays and dracos from Orion - called the NEBU) and Terra was finally liberated from all extraterrestrial domination on the 4th of July of 2023 and the humans are now fighting (and passing laws) to remove the remaining human deep state minions from Ukraine and Israel. Only when peace is agreed upon (hopefully in a 3-5 years time window, 2026-2028) all advanced tecnology (right now being mass produced on the Moon) of zero point energy, antigravity engines, med beds, etc will immediatly be released and the environment will soon be saved. Long Story Short: Except the original sayings of Yeshua everything else in the Bible is a distorted version of the Truth and aimed at control the people to prevent its awakening. But it FAILED and now finally the message of Yeshua is passing: rise your frequency, look inside you, there you see the temple that conects you directly to the Source/Creator!!!!

Hermes - October 27th, 2023 at 10:40pm


How do you know all of this I formation?

Amber - October 28th, 2023 at 8:32pm

Probably from ancient aliens

WillyLo - November 13th, 2023 at 1:25pm

From Philippines maybe...was called Ophir. I heard something about "Yeshua" or of the same. Where the "garden was planted" in The Area nearby Eden. wimaloz

Cindy - November 17th, 2023 at 5:30am

I think you could put your ceative writting skills to better practice my friend.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:53am

You’ve seen the light. Thank you!

Kenneth Floyd - January 13th, 2024 at 1:17pm

Don’t think much you call the Bible fairytale, but if it is, it’s the best one it has made many people happy

Jane Wilson - February 2nd, 2024 at 6:29pm

A video game.

Mark - November 20th, 2023 at 11:34pm

God is real and well

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:54am

Which god? Because your god has at a minimum 72 names. So…

Gina Morris - November 23rd, 2023 at 2:35pm

The Bible is God’s word plan and simple. Armageddon will soon be upon us. Jehovah’s righteous people will see the end of this system of things. Daniel’s prophecy of the tree cutting down and the bands would be on for 7 years. Draw attention to the importance of 1914. How long were the “seven times,” or “appointed times of the nations,” to last? Plainly, they would extend much longer than 7 literal years of 360 days each (as Biblical years were calculated), which would amount to 2,520 days. Scriptural precedent indicates that we should substitute one year for each day. (See Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6; compare Revelation 12:6, 14.) Such a calculation would mean that the “seven times” lasted 2,520 years. If they began with Jerusalem’s destruction in 607 B.C.E., they would end in the year 1914 C.E.

Check out JW.ORG. The truth will set you free. Free from this old world’s traditions and see that God never approved of what is going on in the world and he will soon do away with Satan and the wicked. I could go on and on but check out why the Bible has existed right up to the present system of things. 😊

MARK A. CALHOUN - November 26th, 2023 at 1:30am

There is plenty of archeological evidence for the Bible. For example: (1) the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Tall el-Hamman excavations near the Dead Sea found evidence of a meteor airburst sometime between 1750 – 1650bc (pottery evidence). In addition to the heat and explosion, the air being sucked back into the vacuum it caused pulled in huge amounts of salt and other material from the Dead See and deposited them onto the cities. (2) Joseph and the family of Israel’s entry into Egypt – this probably occurred during the Hyksos period (15th Dynasty). Hyksos were originally from the East and would likely be the only pharaohs to put Joseph as second-in-command (they reigned from c.1650bc to 1522bc). (3) Exodus – I say this occurred during Amenhotep III’s reign (1391–1353bc or 1388–1351bc). It would certainly explain why his son and successor, Akhenaton, was the only monotheist in ancient times besides the Jews – unsurprising for one who either witnessed the ten plagues himself or learned of them as a child from eyewitnesses. It would also explain why crown prince Thutmose died (possibly at age ten). (4) Entry into Promised Land – this one is almost too easy. The El Amarna letters, describing the conquest of Canaan by Habiru, were written to the pharaohs by their vassals in Canaan sometime between 1360–1332bc. Some scholars claim the attacks began in the north and moved to the south, starting in Syria, but these little clay tablets aren’t dated and they were found in a pile. The attacks could have just as easily started in Jericho. Some focus on the word Habiru meaning rebels; but I would expect that moniker to be used by an Egyptian ally when requesting help to fight a group of people who had come from Egypt and were causing trouble. The names your enemies give you are never flattering.

I am pleased the author referenced the Greek Septuagint, which was an enormous work of translation of the Hebrew books that was completed before Christ was born. The New Testament writers used its genealogy and dates, which are a different than what most Bibles of today use (which are based on the Masoretic text or something similar) and 1380 years longer. Here’s some of my evidence: Luke includes Cainan, son of Arphaxad, in his genealogy, who is found only in the Septuagint. Also, St. Paul says that 430 years passed from the promise to Abraham until the Law (given in Sinai) (Gal 3:17). The Septuagint says something similar when it states that the Jews sojourned in Egypt and the land of Canaan for 430 years (Exodus 12:40). On a side note, I find the height of Goliath much more reasonable in the Septuagint (four cubits and a span – 6’9”, rather than 6 cubit and a span – 9’9”). Now for number (5) The Flood – using the Septuagint, you go straight back to the Shuruppak flood of Mesopotamia, which ended the Jemdet Nasr period in 2,900bc, and is the source of the earliest flood account in history. Of course, I have put all of this into a visual timeline, found here:

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:56am

Your comment makes absolutely no sense. If it did, then none of us would exist right now for Armageddon would already be happening in full force. It’s just scare tactics and distractions.

Keith - December 11th, 2023 at 5:29pm

So when we say peace and good Will to all men why do people believe they have the right to Go to war in the name of god

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:58am


You forgot the part of that phrase that is commonly left as unspoken. Peace and good will to all men, not women, children, or those who refuse to accept deception.

Cate - December 12th, 2023 at 1:00pm

I appreciate the attempt to validate the Bible as basing true, but do you have a more authoritative reference than the Baptist Church. It’s like the elves verifying the existence of Santa Claus by referencing the flying reindeer. I’m not buying it.

MARK A. CALHOUN - December 12th, 2023 at 8:39pm

Cate, did you read my comment? If so, I may not have sufficiently explained the archeological evidence I listed, but I was trying to keep it short. The authoritative reference for my belief in the inerrancy of the Bible on matters related to salvation is the Catholic Church, which was established by Christ, wrote what we call the New Testament and preserved the Old Testament, and has existed in an unbroken line of succession from St. Peter and the apostles up to the present. Merry Christmas.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 4:00am

My soul weeps for you due to the level of deception you are spewing. Not at all are you accurate in any of your statements.

Jonathan Ezra - December 18th, 2023 at 3:13am

This article holds as much, if not more, lies about the Christian Bible than the Christian Bible itself.

You can learn Hebrew, and spend an entire week in Genesis 1:1 and clearly see, through simple and direct translation of your own, that the Christian Bible is riddled with inaccurate translations. The “holy” Bible is the single most destructive document in this current day and has been the harbinger of the death and destruction of humanity for millennia. More lives have been and are today being destroyed and more people have died at the hands of Christianity than any other religion in existence. This religion of love is truly a religion of destruction and hate. IF he even existed, your “savior” would beat each and every one of you near death for the heresies towards humanity and furthermore to the spiritual world that have been enacted on behalf of the tri-god of Christianity. Nothing of the Christian Bible is even 30% historically correct. The true history has been altared to fit the narrative that those men who created the religion desired humanity to accept; even to the point during its inception that if you did not accept it as ineffable truth you would die a terrible death. Simply for refusing to believe the blatant lies of this religion. This continues even to the current day, only not so fleshly, just socially now.

Jul - December 30th, 2023 at 2:14am

Don't forget the millions killed in the name of Allah and Communism. While killing for the cause is never advocated in the Bible, it is required in Islam and Communism

delilah - January 2nd, 2024 at 6:06pm

Great to see how your one input into this discussion is an attempt to denigrate an entire religion, the fastest growing religion by reversion at that, with zero basis for your claim. An Australian priest by the name of David Gould, who has served in the church for 45 years has this week, reverted to Islam and become a muslim. I am astonished that on a blog about -how do we know the bible is true, your response is - Islam requires killing. Not only is it extremeley bigoted but it is also just a complete fabrication. It is probably worth noting, give the discussion above, the the Quran actually exhibits the most remarkable stability, and so most credible historians on this subject would say that it has been preserved in authentic form. They also have a different perspective of Jesus Christ. They honour him as a prophet but not a coequal to the Divine and the believe in his second coming too. It is really quite extraordinary and sincere,once you get past bigotry and the sytemic denigration of the religion.

Linda Hackney - January 8th, 2024 at 2:51pm

I thank you for this frank and wonderful account of the Bible's authenticity. I already believed all this, but to see it written down with sound explanation, is brilliant. Lee Strobel did much the same for me when I read two of books. Once again thank you so much for writing this article. God bless you.

Jane Wilson - February 2nd, 2024 at 6:43pm

I agree Lindsay.

Life is about making decisions.

The lucky or blessed 85% of the world live calmly, on solid foundations, with the word of our Lord.

Anybody can choose to open their eyes , see a better way and accept God as our all knowing father, Jesus his son who died for us creating direct communication through the Holy Spirit with Him, and the connection of the Holy Spirit with our spirit becoming our guide, counsellor helper in times of need.

Eugenia - February 15th, 2024 at 8:22pm

I find it fascinating that so many non-believers came to a church's website to complain about a blog written about the Bible. Agnostics can't find anything better to do on the internet? These are most likely the same people who complain that Christians are too pushy with their beliefs. I came down here hoping to correspond with fellow Christians about the historical truths of the bible, but nope, just Satan stomping around...nothing better to do than interrupt a group of people talking about their beliefs and caterwaul about nonsense that Christians aren't going to respond to anyways. You came to a church to complain about them doing what a church does. If you literally cannot understand this article move on and find something you can understand. Your hearts and minds are as closed as the Pharisees and Sadducees. It's nothing new to Christians. We're not impressed or swayed by the nonsense you're going on about. We know that it is as impossible for you to understand. We know.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

D34dM4nW4lk1n9 - February 21st, 2024 at 3:38pm

Well that is largely inaccurate and is based almost entirely on hearsay and no actual evidence. This cannot really be taken seriously as there has been no actual evidence provided. The 4 Gospels were no eyewitness accounts at all, they were written some 50-70yrs after the supposed death of Jesus, at a time when all those apostles had already died, these gospels are written from oral stories passed down, and that is just hearsay, it is not evidence in any way. Using the bible to try to justify the existence of Jesus when that is the basis for the entire new testament is absolutely ridiculous, the whole purpose.of the bible is to ok USG the narrative that Jesus existed and that he was sent by god to save humanity, so to use a book that is written for that purpose as the proof is not proof in any way, and the very few and brief mentions of Jesus outside of the bible are also not proof and are just hearsay, for instance Christians often turn to the writing of Josephus and his History of the Jews, what Christians fail to mention or acknowledge is that Josephus wrote the history of the Jews with stories told to him by the Jews themselves, so having the Jesus story told to him is not all that far fetched, since he was not a witness and spoke to no first hand witnesses his writing is also hearsay, I see that this is all Christianity seems to have in the way of 'evidence', but no actual evidence, no actual eyewitness accounts, no physical evidence, just stories, and if stories were evidence then Spiderman and Superman are real, Santa Claus is real, the Easter bunny is real, the stories prove they are real, that is the basis of your arguments, stories are evidence and therefore your form of evidence also proves that Spiderman exists or existed, along with every other superhero and villain..