10 Proofs that the Bible is the Word of God

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January 8, 2021

Does it exist proofs that the Bible is the Word of God? Yes! We’ll give you ten proofs in this article.

Proofs that the Bible is the Word of God

1. Testimony of internal evidence

”Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20, 21

”All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

”Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7

”For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

This claim cannot he set aside without contrary evidence.

2. Testimony of Jesus Christ

”For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” Matthew 5:18

”For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:46, 47

”And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27

”But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’” Luke 16:31.

If we accept the authority of Jesus Christ, we must accept the Old as well as the New Testament.

3. Testimony of its human writers

”Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel: “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.” 2 Samuel 23:1,2

”Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.” Jeremiah 1:4-9

”You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious. Ezekiel 2:7

”As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have been since the world began.” Luke 1:70

These were either good men or great impostors; neither could have fathomed and revealed divine truth.

4. Testimony of Biblical unity

”But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25.

About forty writers, widely differing in occupation and experience, scattered far over the earth from Egypt to Babylon, from Midian to Rome, wrote at intervals during fifteen hundred years; yet, when their writings are brought together, one Author and a single theme are seen throughout the whole.

5. Testimony of Science

”My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah”

Psalm 89:34-37

”Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, And its waves roar (The Lord of hosts is His name): “If those ordinances depart From before Me, says the Lord, Then the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before Me forever.” Thus says the Lord: “If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 31:35-37

”He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” Job 26:7

”To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure.” Job 28:25.

The Bible was not given as a textbook on science-except the science of salvation. Nevertheless, every statement therein agrees with man’s discoveries, for the Creator is its author. Furthermore, it goes far beyond mankind’s puny mind, “for there are mysteries in the realm of natural science which still elude the research of the wisest.” “Nature, in all its length and breadth, terms with manifestations of some incomprehensible and almighty force, which exhibits itself in every department of the- universe.”-H. L. Hastings, in “Will the Old Book Stand?” pages 129, 126.

6. Testimony of the Jews

”He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.” Acts 7:36

”And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.” Jeremiah 25:11,12

”I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.” Leviticus 26:32,33

”For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him; There! A people dwelling alone, Not reckoning itself among the nations.” Numbers 23:9.

“So long as the Jews keep the Passover, so long it will be impossible for candid persons to deny the story of Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage, or to disprove the supernatural origin of the Jewish law. And so long as the Arch of Titus stands, with the vessels of the Jewish tabernacle represented upon it; so long as every Jew in Rome shuns that arch, and avoids passing under the memorial of his nation’s overthrow; so long as the Jewish people, wherever they dwell, keep the Passover and observe Mosaic ordinances, so long we shall find ourselves linked by existing facts and historical monuments to that law given by Moses more than three thousand years ago.” – Id., page 62.

7. Testimony of fulfilled prophecy

Babylon

”And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It will never be inhabited, Nor will it be settled from generation to generation; Nor will the Arabian pitch tents there, Nor will the shepherds make their sheepfolds there. But wild beasts of the desert will lie there, And their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches will dwell there, And wild goats will caper there. The hyenas will howl in their citadels, And jackals in their pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged.”” Isaiah 13:19-22.

“Ruins composed, like those of Babylon, of heaps of rubbish impregnated with niter, cannot be cultivated.” “ ‘I saw the sun sink behind the Muj elibie,’ says Captain Migan, ‘and obeyed with infinite regret the summons of my guides,’ Arabs completely armed. He ‘could not persuade them to remain longer, from apprehension of evil spirits. It is impossible to eradicate this idea from the minds of these people.” – Id., pages 168, 169.

Nineveh

”So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.” Jonah 3:3

”And He will stretch out His hand against the north, Destroy Assyria, And make Nineveh a desolation, As dry as the wilderness. The herds shall lie down in her midst, Every beast of the nation. Both the pelican and the bittern Shall lodge on the capitals of her pillars; Their voice shall sing in the windows; Desolation shall be at the threshold; For He will lay bare the cedar work. This is the rejoicing city That dwelt securely, That said in her heart, “I am it, and there is none besides me.” How has she become a desolation, A place for beasts to lie down! Everyone who passes by her Shall hiss and shake his fist.” Zephaniah 2:13-15.

“Nothing then seemed more improbable than that the capital of so vast an empire, a city sixty miles in compass, with walls 100 feet high, and so thick that three chariots could go abreast on them, and with 1,500 towers, should be so totally destroyed that its site is with difficulty discovered. Yet so it is, as the prophet foretold.”-Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown, Commentary, Vol. I, page 709.

Egypt

”I will bring back the captives of Egypt and cause them to return to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. It shall be the lowliest of kingdoms; it shall never again exalt itself above the nations, for I will diminish them so that they will not rule over the nations anymore.” Ezekiel 29:14, 15

”’Thus says the Lord God: “I will also destroy the idols, And cause the images to cease from Noph; There shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; I will put fear in the land of Egypt.” Ezekiel 30:13

”The papyrus reeds by the River, by the mouth of the River, and everything sown by the River, will wither, be driven away, and be no more.” Isaiah 19:7.

“When Egypt exulted in her long lines of royal rulers, it was written, ‘There shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt;’ and for more than two thousand years Egypt has not had a native Egyptian king.”-”Will the Old Book Stand?” page 324. March, 1922, Britain granted Egypt only a qualified or limited independence. (According to “Statesman’s Year Book,” 1922, page 265.)

Tyre

””Thus says the Lord God to Tyre: ‘Will the coastlands not shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded cry, when slaughter is made in the midst of you? 16 Then all the princes of the sea will come down from their thrones, lay aside their robes, and take off their embroidered garments; they will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment, and be astonished at you. 17 And they will take up a lamentation for you, and say to you: “How you have perished, O one inhabited by seafaring men, O renowned city, Who was strong at sea, She and her inhabitants, Who caused their terror to be on all her inhabitants! 18 Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall; Yes, the coastlands by the sea are troubled at your departure.” ‘ 19 “For thus says the Lord God: ‘When I make you a desolate city, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring the deep upon you, and great waters cover you, 20 then I will bring you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I shall establish glory in the land of the living. 21 I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you will never be found again,’ says the Lord God.” Ezekiel 26:15-21.

“Instead of that ancient commerce, so active and so extensive, Sour [Tyre], reduced to a miserable village, has no other trade than the exportation of a few sacks of corn and raw cotton.” The inhabitants “live obscurely on the produce of their little grounds and a trifling fishery.”-C. F. Volney, in “Travels Through Syria and Egypt,” 1787 ed., Vol. II, pages 225, 212.

Fulfilled prophecy is a fact, and a fact that every honest and intelligent and serious-minded person must face.

8. Testimony of fulfilling prophecy

”And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14

””But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”” Daniel 12:4

”Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” Luke 21:10, 11

”But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13

9. Testimony of its power to transform character

1 Peter 1:23; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:11, 130.

The Bible and its pure truths have convicted of wrong, led to a break with sin and evil habits, inspired to the higher, nobler life of love toward God and to all men, given the deep joy and happiness of a free conscience in this life, and a well grounded hope of a life beyond, this is the unanimous testimony of every true follower of the meek and lowly Jesus.

10. Testimony of its endurance

Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:23.25; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 12:6, 7.

For eighteen centuries the assaults upon the Bible have continued. Every means of destruction that human brain and satanic cunning could devise has been brought to bear upon it; yet it still stands secure. Prophecies of Voltaire and Thomas Paine are turned to naught; instead, the Bible is greatly increased in circulation and popularity.

Do you have other proofs that the Bible is the Word of God?

This article is slightly adapted from “Fundamentals of Bible Doctrine”, 3rd ed. (1935), pp 16-19, by Alonzo J Wearner.

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