The reliable HISTORICAL narrative within our midst :
The Bible , The Word of God , is that which it claims to be . It is the very Word ( message ) of Him who created all things with the aim of communicating with us at a level which we can understand , the written text . God has also revealed Himself and His existence through His Creation and His Son Jesus Christ , so that we are without excuse for not perceiving His Works and His existence .
The Bible is the No1 bestseller of all time and we who live in so called Christian nations are probably no more than an arms length away from one at some point in our everyday lives . We live so close to a personal message from God and yet in the main it is ignored . Many people say that they would believe in God if He would only reveal Himself to them , well He is within your reach , He has made sure that each generation and each person has a personal letter from Him , His Word . He has provided that revelation ( revealing ) of Himself , that which you claim would make you sit up and listen .
Many lies have been told concerning The Bible , it is just storytelling or it has been proved false etc but they are not true . Of the sixty six books that make up The Bible there has never been one single discovery that has demonstrated it to be in error or incorrect . Many discoveries have been and are being made that demonstrate the accuracy and trustworthiness of The Bible and all it contains . The Bible contains a historical record of the world and human history , along with the reason for it .
Dr Clifford Wilson wrote :
"I know of no finding in archaeology that’s properly confirmed which is in opposition to the Scriptures. The Bible is the most accurate history textbook the world has ever seen."
Dr Clifford Wilson, formerly director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, being interviewed by radio by the Institute for Creation Research (ICR radio transcript No. 0279–1004).
Within its pages we discover that men , as they were inspired by God , took great care in recording that which was important and that which would convey to the reader the message that God wants the reader to understand . We read of this close scrutiny in the very words of the writer of the book of Luke and Acts concerning the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and The Apostles in the first century AD .
LUKE 1: 1-4 In as much as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.
ACTS 1:1-3 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
We are also told that all scripture is inspired by God ...........
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness .
2 Peter 1:21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Samuel 23:2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.
There is no excuse for not knowing The message that God has so carefully preserved and sent out to ALL PEOPLE .
ROMANS 1:20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.