THE SOURCE OF TRUTH LESSON 1

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to go through this lesson with me.  Truth is a very valuable commodity and when we have and apply it we have freedom.  The “Source of Truth” was written to help us understand that the Bible is the place for that truth.  Faith is not a blind belief but rather something that is built upon facts.  Does the Bible contains irrefutable fats to prove its’ divine origin?  Yes it does!  In fact it is the only book that can boast of such facts.  As you go through this two lesson study open your heart and get ready for an exciting future of discovery through the book of truth THE BIBLE.  Let’s get started!

 

 

What is Truth?

 

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)

 

Is there such a thing as truth?  Can we truly know what is right and wrong?  Is there a place where truth is expounded and can be absolutely trusted?  Is life a series of events rather than a master plan?  If there is truth where can I find it?  These and many other questions like them are asked every day on this planet we call earth.  The answer of course needs to be given not with ideas and theories but with established facts.  When done this way, truth is not something we believe in because it sounds good but because it is backed up with proofs. 

 

The Bible is the book that can meet these requirements.  In fact, there is no other book so supernaturally written and inspired as the word of God.  Many proofs abound that speak to us that life is not just a series of events but a planned and well thought out adventure put together for an eternal purpose. Let’s look at some very exciting proofs which establish the word of God- The Bible- as the source of truth.

 

Question #1.  What is your understanding of the Bible?  Do you have questions as to its’ accuracy and reliability of truth?

 

THE BIBLE IS ACCURATE HISTORICALLY

 

First, we need to see if the Bible is accurate when it comes to the stories and events that are recorded.  Many stories of the Bible previously thought to be myths have turned out to be factual and in fact, discoveries have proven that they happened the way the Bible said.  Dr. Nelson Glueck, the foremost leading Palestine archeologist of this century made this statement concerning Biblical accuracy as a result of archeological finds:  “As a matter of fact, however, it may be stated categorically that no archeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. 

 

Scores of archeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible.  And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.  They form tesserae in the vast mosaic of the Bible’s almost incredible correct historical memory.”  (Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert, [New York: Farra, Straus and Cudahy, 1959], p. 31). 

 

For example, the crossing of the Red sea described in the book of Exodus was thought to be just that, a story.  Until the Ancient Sinai Inscriptions were discovered and translated.  What was found in these carvings was a detailed story of the Biblical account.

 

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: [16] But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.” Exodus 14:15-16 (KJV)

 

Among the inscriptions found were Sinai inscription #1 translated by Charles Forster- “The wind blowing, the sea dividing into parts, they pass over.” #4 “The Hebrews flee through the sea; the sea is turned into dry land.” Compare this to the Biblical account.

 

“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” Exodus 14:21 (KJV)

 

We can look at the building of tower of Babel in the book of Genesis and see if it too was accurately recorded.  The people decided to build a tower whose top would reach to heaven and God decided that it was not to be.  He came down and confused their languages so they left off to build the city and the tower.  King Nebuchadnezzar came along much later and rebuilt the city (minus the tower) and called it Babylon.  Among the inscriptions found in the ruins of the tower was an inscription that read: “ A former king built it, but he did not complete it’s head.  Since a remote time people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words.”  Compare this to the Biblical account.

 

“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. [8] So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.” Genesis 11:7-8 (KJV)

 

There are literally too many such instances for me to take the time here.  Suffice it to say that historically the Bible is accurate and not one piece of archeological evidence has ever been found to prove this to the contrary! 

 

Question #2.  Do you know of another book the age of the Bible that is historically accurate and complete as the Bible?

 

THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH ACCURATE DETAILED PROPHECIES

 

If God were to write a book wouldn’t it stand to reason that his book would be different from any other one?  His book would be supernatural in that it could and would, tell the future accurately.  Did you know that the Bible has over three hundred prophecies concerning Jesus Christ alone?  And even more, they were all fulfilled in his life and ministry!  Can you think of a book in this world that can say this?  I can’t.  Let’s look at some of the prophecies concerning Jesus Christ.  Approximately 487 years before the birth of Jesus the Old Testament prophet Zechariah spoke of his betrayal at the hand of Judas, one of his disciples. 

 

“And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. [13] And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord”. Zech. 11:12-13 (KJV)

 

Amazingly the prophecy was fulfilled some 521 years later by men who didn’t care about the scriptures and it was done to the tee! 

 

“Then Judas, which had betrayeth him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, [4] Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. [5] And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. [6] And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. [7] And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.” Matthew 27:3-7 (KJV)

 

Question #3.  What other religious book do you know of that contains the amount of prophecies that the Bible contains?

 

Another amazing prophesy is found in the book of Micah.

 

“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2 (KJV)

 

This prophesy specifically states the very city in which Jesus was to be born; Bethlehem.

 

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem…” Matthew 2:1 (KJV)

 

How could the prophet Micah know that he would be born in this city 710 years before when there were as many as 2000 cities at the time of his birth?  There was only one way.  There is only one who knows the future and he knows your future too.  This concludes lesson 1.  Click here or go to the side bar for lesson 2 where we will see more exciting truths about this amazing book.

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