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Is The Bible Yahuwah's Word?

Is the Bible is perfect? The messages of the Bible are perfect. The translations of the Bible are not perfect but that does not make the Bible in error.

The Bible contains many apparent mistakes and inconsistencies. However, the Bible reveals just the Savior every human heart needs. How can an uninspired book contain all the principles so perfectly adapted to the wants and desire of a fallen world?

The following are seven reasons why we believe the Bible is true and is they only source of truth:  

  1. Evidence of Internal Consistency. The Bible consists of different 66 books written by 37 different authors over a period of about 1,500 years on three different continents. Probably the most controversial and volatile subject in all human history is “Is there an Eloah [God]”? Let’s choose another subject not nearly as controversial, for example, food. Now select 37 different authors from the US to compile their thoughts and ideas about food. Do you think if we compiled all their writings together we would be in harmony? One author may say the best food is raw meat, the other green leafy vegetables, the other fruits.

If there isn’t harmony between 37 contemporary authors who all come from the same background to agree on something as simple as food doesn’t it strike you as incredible that 37 different authors over a period spanning of 1,500 years on 3 continents from a myriad of cultures from various different social-economic backgrounds that they could write on the most controversial subject in history and they could be in harmony.  

  1. Evidence of History. All true and genuine history confirms and corroborates the Bible record.
  1. Testimony of Archeology. US News stated that there has never been a single evidence of archeology in history that has contradicted what the Bible said.
  1. Testimony of Science. All true science agrees with the Bible. In fact many of the great scientists of history have been Bible believing Christians ( Newton, Einstein, Kepler, Copernicus, Galileo, Gregor Mendel, William Thomson Kelvin, to name a few). There is no contradiction between true science and the Bible.
  1. Testimony of Relevancy. The Bible began 1500BC. When people pick up this book in search of the truth they find what they are looking for. All their needs are met. The Bible was relevant in the time of Moses, it was relevant in the time of Yahushua and even today it is still relevant to modern society. It is incredible that a book could speak to eloquently to a modern generation.
  1. The testimony of a changed life. Any Christian that you meet that has surrendered their life to Yahushua will tell you that their life has changed when they began to read the Bible. The drunkard man will become sober man, the thief becomes an honest man. The Bible has the power to change the life and heart of man.
  1. The testimony of prophecy. Prophecy is the prediction of future events; a forecast. To forecast the future reliably you would have to know what will happen before it happens. One-third of the Bible contains specific prophecies that have been fulfilled. Who ever inspired this book knew not only the past and the present but knew the future as well.

“The greatest of all authorities on the law or rules of evidence is Simon Greenleaf, LL.D., late Professor of Law in Harvard University and the author of “Treatise on the Law of Evidence,” which is recognized throughout the legal world as almost the last word on the subject. The North American Review declared Simon Greenleaf to be “a writer of the highest authority on legal subjects, who life has been spent in weighing testimony and sifting evidence, and who published opinions on the rules of evidence are received as authoritative in all the English and American tribunals.” The London Law Magazines said regard this great American lawyer: “It is no mean honor to America that her schools of jurisprudence have produced two of the first writers and best esteemed legal authorities of this century – the great and good man, Judge Story, and his worthy and eminent associate, Professor Greenleaf. Upon the existing ‘Law of Evidence’ (by Greenleaf), more light has shone from the New World than from all the lawyers who adorn the courts of Europe.”  These two statements show the legal stand of the man whose testimony we shall take regarding the credibility of the Gospel writers as witnesses to the trial and crucifixion of Yahushua.

 

In 1903, Simon Greenleaf published a book entitled “The Testimony of the Evangelists Examined by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice.” In this book the noted jurists puts the scriptural record to the legal tests, and declares it to be admissible and dependable evidence. He wrote: “Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forgery, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise . . . . The burden of showing them [ancient documents] to be false and unworthy of credit, is devolved on the party who makes that objection. The presumption of law is the judgment of charity. It presumes that every man is innocent until he is proved guilty; that everything has been done fairly and legally, until it is proved to have been otherwise; and that every document, found in its proper repository, and not bearing marks of forger, is genuine.” – Pages 7, 8.

 

In applying this argument to the credibility of the four Gospels, Greenleaf says: “If any ancient document concerning our public rights were lost, copies which has been as universally received and acts upon as the four Gospels have been, would have been received in evidence in any of our courts of justice, without the slightest hesitation. The entire text of the Corpus Juris Civilis is received as authority in all the courts of Continental Europe, upon much weaker evidence of genuineness; for the integrity of the Sacred Text has been preserved by the jealousy of opposing sects, beyond any moral possibility of corruption . . .It is quite erroneous to suppose that the Christian is bound to offer any further proof of their genuineness or authenticity. It is for the objector to show them spurious; for on him, by the plainest rules of law, lies the burden of proof.” –Pages 9, 10.

 

Greenleaf lays down the following rule as to credible testimony: “In absence of circumstances which generate suspicion, every witness is to be presumed credible, until the contrary is shown; the burden of impeaching his credibility lying on the objector.” The writer then applies this well-established rule of evidence to the testimony of the Gospel witnesses: “This rule serves to show the injustice with which the writers of the Gospels have ever been treated by infidels; any injustice silently acquiesced in even by Christians; in requiring the Christian affirmatively, and by positive evidence . . . to establish the credibility of his witnesses above all others, before their testimony is entitled to be considered, and in permitting the testimony of a single profane writer, alone and uncorroborated, to outweigh that of any single Christian. . . . It is time that this injustice should cease; that the testimony of the evangelists should be admitted to be true, until it can be disproved by those who would impugn it; that the silence of one sacred write on any point, should no more detract from his own veracity or that of the other historians, than the like circumstances is permitted to do among profane writers; and that the four evangelists should be admitted in corroboration of each other, as readily as Josephus and Tacitus, or Polybius and Livy.” Id., pages 25,26.

 

. . . There are many questions in every realm of life and sphere of thought that no person can answer to the satisfaction of the questioner or even of himself. Asking questions is always easier than answering them; and the Christian can ask the skeptic more puzzling questions than the skeptic can ask the Christian. The Christian has the right at least to demand that he ask every other question. But according to the well-established rules of evidence recognized in every court in the world, the Christian does not need to answer any of the sceptics’ questions regarding the credibility of the Scriptures, because they would be accepted as reliable testimony, and , if their authority were questioned, the burden of proof would be thrown back upon the objector. It is the duty of the critic to prove his criticism, rather than that of the Christian to answer it.

The above was quoted from “Behold the Man” by Taylor G. Bunch, page 86-89. 

We have taken out from the original quotations all pagan names and titles of the Father and Son, and have replaced them with the original given names. -WLC Team