The Bible is unique to any other writings because it is the word of God.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that consists of 66 books written by some 40 men from many diverse backgrounds and countries in three different languages over some 1600 years that tells one harmonious story from beginning to end.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that contains hundreds of specific prophecies all of which were precisely fulfilled many years after they were written.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that reveals science unknown to its ancient writers and just discovered in modern times.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that is indestructible having survived numerous attacks waged against it throughout history and continues to be the best selling and most widely distributed book in the world boasting billions of copies.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that is historically reliable in every detail and has become a text book for the archaeologist.
Only God could have produced a volume like the Bible that has had such a tremendous impact for good upon the sinful world and changed the hearts and transformed the lives of so many countless lost and desperate souls, delivering the worst of sinners from the condemnation, guilt and power of sin to live a new, righteous life of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control that is sustained by an eternal hope.
I dare anyone to see for yourself whether the Bible is the word of God as it claims. If you will put forth the effort to read and study the Bible with a genuine love for the truth, you will believe it, obey it and come to know for yourself that it is the word of God.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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