I Peter 3:15-17 (NLT)
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. 17 Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!


How can we TRUST that the bible is TRUE?


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 Bible is HISTORICALLY accurate.

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


  1. The 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.


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


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


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


  1. The Bible is PROPHETICALLY accurate.


Jesus fulfilled over 300 Old Testament Prophecies:

– 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.”


  1. The Bible is THEMATICALLY unified.


2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


The Bible is ultimately one book, written by one author (God), concerning one central subject (Christ and His covenant), serving one central purpose (the love of God and neighbor).


  1. The 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 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.”


  1. The 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.

Email my notes