Is the Bible Accurate? Yes
I personally don't believe in such a thing as "blind faith". I've often said in the past and I truly mean it, that I'm more sure that the Almighty is sitting on his throne in the heavens right now, with the Messiah at his right hand, than I am of the sun coming up tomorrow. No, I've never heard an audible voice from Heaven, but trust me, if I ever do you will know about it. But the Almighty has spoken to my heart in such a way that it was far more clear then any voice could have been. But as I mentioned I don't believe in "blind faith", the Bible is so full of statements that after seeing them, only a 'fool' could come away doubting the exist of a Supreme Being, who's name is Yahuweh (Ps 83:18; Ps 53:1).
The Bible contains 66 books, 39 from Genesis to Malachi, and 27 from Matthew to Revelation, and although it was written by over 40 different authors it's incredibly consistent. We know why, right?
Below are a few examples of what I hope to make an on going list, of things spoken of in the Bible. Such things as historical, scientific, and prophetic statements that I believe you'll have to agree with me, that mere men could have never have dreamt up on their own.
Like I said this will be an ongoing list, as I find other examples, or if anyone knows of any, please send them and I'll add them. Here is but a small portion of the list to come.
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.
Job about 3,000 years before Galileo invented the telescope, made such an accurate description of the earth suspended unsupported in space? There were several ancient theories of what supported the earth. The Greeks thought that the earth was held up by the strong man, Atlas. The Hindus thought the earth was sitting on the back of a giant elephant which was standing on the back of a giant turtle which was floating in the cosmic sea. Can you imagine how ridiculous Job’s Description must have sounded to the people of his day? How could he have possibly known that the earth was hanging on nothing unless an all knowing and all powerful God, who’s name is Yahuweh, told him exactly what to write.
Isa 40:22 It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:
Isaiah’s statement in the year 700 B.C. came about 2200 years before Columbus sailed to the Americas in 1492. Before that time , it was generally assumed that the earth was flat. Common sense tells us that if it was round we would all be falling off it. How could Isaiah have known that the earth was round some 2200 years before Columbus. So much for "common sense" when it's contrary to the Almighty's Word.
Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Infidels and nonbelievers have used verses such as this one to try to show that the writers of the Bible were naïve and ignorant men. But In 1965, a satellite experimentation conducted By NASA in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University proved that the earth does indeed, have ‘four corners’. As the satellite circled the earth it mysteriously 'dipped' at the "4 corners". (see the 196 readers Digest Almanac, p. 637). Without the modern scientific technology of the space age, how could the apostle John have know that the earth has ‘four corners?’
Lev 12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
What was the reasoning behind waiting until the eighth day? Why not circumcise the baby on the first day, or the eighty week, or the eighth month? Why was Yahuweh's judgment best? Modern-day medical science has found that the production of the element which clots the blood, Vitamin K, reaches its peak between the fifth and the seventh day, thus making the eighth day the first safe day. Also, another necessary element, prothrombin, reaches a level which is actually 10% higher then any other day in a persons life on the eighth day.
Psa 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passes through the paths of the seas.
In times past it would have been very easy for infidels to laugh at this statement because to the naked eye there were no ‘paths’ in the sea. Having heard these words and having faith that Yahuweh’s Word is true, Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1806-1873, an American naval officer and oceanographer, set out to find these ‘paths of the sea.’ He went on to discover and chart the ocean currents. On monument Avenue in Richmond, VA, there is a statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury with ocean charts in one have and a bible sitting beside him.
Gen 6:15 And this is the fashion which you shall make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
Modern-day naval technology has proven that the most seaworthy craft is of the same proportions as Noah’s ark.
Voltaire, who was an atheist, born in 1694 and he died in 1778, and who was considered by many to be France’s greatest writer and philosopher, held up a bible and stated that, “in 100 years this book will be forgotten.“ Well it was approximately 100 years later his home was purchased by the Geneva Bible Society and used to distribute bibles.
It’s true God does have a sense of humor. (Ps 2:1-5; Ps 37:12-13; Prov 1:24-28)
Many years ago while watching the Minutes, an hour long news show, the commentator, Steve Kroft, started the segment by reading a passage from the Book of Revelation.
Rev 8:11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
And he went on to explain that in Russian the word for "wormwood" is Chernobyl. Chernobyl is the Nuclear Reactor in Russia that had a 'melt down' in 1986. Steve Kroft went on to explain how this reactor core, at Chernobyl, will continue to burn into the earth for 1,000's of years, a scenario which is often referred to as the "China Syndrome". Underneath this Reactor are 3 underground rivers, and all physicist agree that when, not if, but when that Core reaches one of those 3 rivers all the water in Europe will become radioactive. Right now this burning reactor cannot be stopped, as I mentioned it will burn for 1.000's of years. It can only be contained by continually dumping more cement on what use to be the reactor, to keep it from spreading into the atmosphere.
Here's my understanding of "wormwood" mentioned in Rev 8:11.
*Angels in revelation are depicted as ’stars’ Rev 1:20.
*The word ‘fell’ as with a lot of words in the Greek and the Hebrew, can be translated a number of different ways.
The first definition for the Greek word ‘peto’ in Thayer’s Greek dictionary is, “
1) to descend from a higher place to a lower.”
So I believe metaphorically, the angel (star) descended (fell) from heaven, burning like torch . I believe that angel came down, caused the reactor to ‘melt down.’ Now in Yahuweh’s timing it will reach one of the 3 underground rivers and contaminate (make bitter) all the rivers (in Europe) whereby many will die.
That’s my opinion and I believe it's a good one. I think we’re going to find out if I'm right, in our life time. - Reuven
In the Book of Revelations 'angels' are depicted as ’stars’ -
Rev 1:20. And the word ‘fell’ in the Greek is the ‘peto’ and is defined as “to descend from a higher place to a lower.”
I believe this "wormwood" spoken of by the apostle John could very well be that which will make bitter (radioactive) 1/3 of the earth's water, and cause many to die. All in Yahuweh's timing of course.
Do you want to know the rest of the story read it, it's found in Revelation chapter 8. The 60 Minutes Report with Steve Kroft can be found 'here'
And last, but surely not least, we'll take a look Peter describing the "Last Days."
2Pe 3:10 But the day of Yahweh will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
There was a time when the non-believer used this passage in an attempt to show that the bible had to have thought up in the imaginations of men, for how could the whole earth be on fire, you ‘silly fisherman!’
Well today, unlike in the day Peter wrote these words, we know that not only is it possible for the heavens to be ‘dissolved’ which means literally to be ‘loosed’ or ‘untied’ such as in a nuclear reaction when the very elements come undone, and for the earth to be destroyed with a ‘fervent heat’, similar to, but much more intense, then the ‘heat’ caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that literally vaporized everything, I believe, within 100’s miles.
But was Peter alone in his understanding of ’nuclear science.’ No of course not, because it wasn’t Peter’s understanding that caused Peter to write what he did, It was the ‘understanding’ of the same Author that had the prophet Zechariah speak similar words in
Zec 14:12 And this shall be the plague where with Yahuweh will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume (lit, "melt") away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume (Lit, "melt") away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume (Lit, "melt") away in their mouth.
The word "consume' used here is the Hebrew word "maw-kak", and it's #4743 in the Strong's Concordance literally means "to melt". Their "flesh, eyes and tongues will melt away while they stand on their feet."
There's a lot more I'd like to say about who and when this "nuclear blast" or the 'melting away of the flesh is going to happen, but for another time, except to say I believe it's coming soon.
But in a sense, the heretic that refuses to believe "whole" earth will be destroyed is correct, for the "whole" earth will not be destroyed, there will be a ‘few’ left.
Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Isa 24:6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned up, and few men left.
These ‘few’ are spoken of by the Savior in Luke 13:22-24:
Luk 13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Luk 13:23 Then said one unto him, Master, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
Luk 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
This few is often referred to in the Scriptures as the ‘remnant’ or ‘seed,’ that will be saved in the last days. (Isa 11:10-11; Isa 53:10; Jer 23:3-8; Joel; Zep 3:11-20; Rev 12:17).
Why not join that Remnant while there's still time. I think most people today realize the end that was just described above is fast approaching.
Mat 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
One more thing, this could all be looked at as "good news," it depends on where you stand in the eyes of the Almighty. After all this that's mentioned above has ran it's course, there is a paradise that the apostle Paul tells us is beyond comprehension. As he puts it, "eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered the hearts of men the wonderful things that Yahuweh has prepared for those who love him" (1 Cor 2:9). In other words, it will be more wonderful then anything you or I have every heard, seen, or can even imagine.