The same dictionary defines ‘believe’ as “to regard as true; to trust (somebody’s word); —to have a firm persuasion, approaching to certainty; to have faith (in); to think; to suppose.”
Now these two definitions sum up the situation that I wish to put before you. The Bible is unique in a number of ways, and I believe it is thoroughly trustworthy.
What is the Bible?
The Bible is a book that has many unique features. Consider a few of them:
- It was written over a period of 1500 years.
- It was written by over forty authors from every walk of life:
- Moses, trained in the presence of Egyptian pharaohs
- Joshua, a military general
- David, a shepherd boy and musician
- Solomon, a king
- Amos, a herdsman
- Daniel, a prime minister
- Matthew, a tax collector
- Luke, a medical practitioner
- Paul, a Rabbi.
- It was written in three languages:
- It was written in a variety of circumstances:
- in times of war—David
- in times of peace—Solomon
- in the desert—Moses
- inside prison cells—Paul
- while travelling—Luke
- while in exile—John
- on three different continents
- Its subject matter covers hundreds of controversial subjects, and yet all its authors speak in harmony!