28th May, 2023
"Declaring...from ancient times things that are not yet done." Isa 46:10 NKJV
How can you be sure the Bible is divinely inspired and therefore worthy of your trust? By prophecy fulfilled! No other religion has specific, repeated, and unfailing fulfillment of predictions made many years in advance of events over which the predictor had no control. Finite human beings know the future only if it's told to them by an infinite being.
And God provided this evidence for us so we would know that the Scriptures have a divine author: "For I am God...Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done" (vv. 9-10 NKJV).
The Bible's sixty-six books, written between 1400 BC and AD 90, contain approximately 3,856 verses concerned with prophecy. And here is the best part! Over 25 percent of the entire Bible contains specific predictive prophecies that have already been fulfilled -literally. Sir Isaac Newton said, "I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever." You ask, "Then how come some people don't believe the Bible?" Because they haven't opened their hearts to God! Paul writes: "No one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches... the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1Co 2:11-14 NKJV).
The Scriptures have a divine author!