Friday, April 10, 2009

Amazing Bible facts...

...that one usually doesn't think about. It is a collection of 66 books of many different genres--history, poetry, prophesy, wisdom, literature, letters, laws, numerical statistics, etc. The 66 books were written by 40 different authors coming from very different backgrounds--shepherds, kings, fishermen, prophets, a doctor, etc. Most of these authors never knew each other personally. The 66 books were written over a period of 1500 years further proving that these authors didn't collaborate. The 66 books were written in three different languages--Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic--and were written on three different continents--Africa, Asia, and Europe. Also, amazingly, the 66 books share 1) a common storyline, the creation, fall, and redemption of God’s people; 2) a common theme, God’s universal love for all of humanity; and 3) a common message, salvation is available to all who repent of their sins and commit to following God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Oh, and in addition to sharing these commonalities, these 66 books contain no historical errors or contradictions. One could not go to any library in the world and find 66 books which match the characteristics of the 66 books in the Bible, written by 40 different authors, over 1500 years, in 3 different languages, and written on 3 different continents that share a common storyline, a common theme, and a common message with no historical errors or contradictions. These facts only prove that a divine God designed, inspired, and preserved His Word, the Bible.

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