The Holy Bible – The Reliability of the Bible

Psalm 119:16 (NIV)
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

7 Convincing Truths of the Bible:

Matthew 24:35 (NIV)
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” 

  1. The Holy Bible is HISTORICALLY accurate.

Psalm 33:4 (NIV)
For the word of the LORD is right and true.

How can you prove if something is historically accurate?

– Eyewitness Accounts.

– Recorded and Copied with Extreme Care.

– Archeological Confirmation. 


  1. The Holy Bible is SCIENTIFICALLY accurate.

Psalm 148:5-6 (NLT)
Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being. He set them in place forever and ever. His decree will never be revoked.

It’s not just what the bible says about science but what the bible didn’t say…

– The earth was flat.

Isaiah 40:22 (NIV)
God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.

– The earth has to be held up.

Job 26:7 (NIV)
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

How did Job know…maybe he wasn’t the one writing…God did!

– The number of stars could be counted.

Jeremiah 33:22 (NLT)
..the stars of the sky cannot be counted.

– Too much blood in your body made you sick.
Leviticus 17:11 (NLT)
…for the life of the body is in its blood.

– Viruses can’t spread from one person to another.

Leviticus 13:4 (NLT)
…the priest will put an infected person in quarantine for seven days. 
(And then another 7 if they’re still sick.)

Psalm 12:6 (NIV)
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. 

  1. The Holy Bible is PROPHETICALLY accurate.


Born of a VirginIsa 7:14Matt 1:25
Born in BethlehemMicah 5:2Matt 2:1-2
Anointed by the SpiritIsa 11:2Matt 3:16
Rides Triumphantly on DonkeyZech 9:9John 12:14-15
Betrayed By FriendPs 41:9Matt 26:48-49
Silent Before AccusersIsa 53:7Matt 27:12
Beaten and Spat UponIsa 50:6Matt 26:67
Cast Lots for ClothingPs 22:18John 19:23-24
Crucified With CriminalsIsa 53:12Mark 15:27
Given Vinegar to DrinkPs 69:21John 19:28-30
Forsaken By GodPs 22:1Matt 27:46
Pierced For Our SinsIsa 53:5John 19:34-35
His Bones Will Not Be BrokenPs 34:20John 19:33
The Day Turns DarkAmos 8:9Matt 27:45
He Will Rise AgainPs 118:17-18Mark 16:6-8


1 Thess 4:16-17
Rev 19:11-16
Rev 7:9-12


Peter Stoner Study:

– One person fulfilling 8 prophecies is 1 in 1017 (100,000,000,000,000,000)

– One person fulfilling 16 prophecies is 1 in 1045

– One person fulfilling 48 prophecies is 1 in 10157


2 Peter 1:21 (NIV)
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


Matthew 26:56 (NLT)
“But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.”


Revelation 22:6 (NIV)
The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

  1. The Holy Bible is THEMATICALLY unified.


The Holy Bible was written over a period of 1600 years, in over a dozen countries, on three continents, by 40 people, in three different languages.

Luke 24:27 (NIV)
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 

  1. The Holy Bible is TRUSTED by Jesus. 

Matthew 5:18 (NIV)
“For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”

John 10:35 (NCV)
Scripture is always true.

  1. The Holy Bible has SURVIVED all attacks.

Matthew 24:35 (NIV)
Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.

1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV)
“…the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

WHO and WHAT has the final authority for your life?

Will I ATTACK God’s Word or LIVE by it?


Will I follow the WORLD or The WORD?

I will STAND ON and FOR God’s TRUTH!  

  1. The Holy Bible has LIFE-CHANGING power.

John 8:31-32 (NIV)
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Pray this together:

Dear God, from this day forward, I will accept the Bible as your flawless Word to me and I will make it the Final Authority for my life, even when I don’t understand it, when it’s not popular, easy, or even when I don’t like it. You are God and I am not. Thank you for loving me enough to speak to me through your Word. I want to LOVE your word, LEARN your word, and LIVE by your Word.


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