The Bible & Prophecy
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Christians have been saying for some 2000 years that Jesus will return one day. It has been talked about so often and for so long that to most people it has become a joke to even mention it. This is a pretty reasonable response, if you're unaware of Bible prophecy (In 2 Pet 3:3-7, God said that people would scoff).
The Bible is generally regarded as a joke but when it is looked at closely it is not that hard to see that God must have guided men to write it. People say: "Men just wrote what they wanted it to say" or "It keeps changing" or "There are so many translations" or "How can you believe a book?" or ...
These statements are made and often blindly believed without carefully checking out this vitally important issue. Isn't it reasonable to say that it would be common sense for our Creator to give us guidelines of what He expects of us? Wouldn't it be senseless for Him to create us and then let us go on blindly, not knowing why we are here nor what lies beyond the grave? The simple truth is that He made us for a reason and wants us to know that reason. He has made sure, through the Bible, that we have no excuse for not knowing His desires for our life.
Here are some simple facts that anyone can check out to show that the Bible is from God:
1) The Bible consists of 66 books written by some 40 different men over a period of about 1500 years. When all these books are combined to make one book, the Bible, we end up with a completed, smooth flowing story. It makes perfect sense because the 66 books combine with each other to give a smooth and complete picture of God's revelation to man. How can that possibly happen without someone behind the scenes guiding the writers? Someone who was at least 1500 years old!
2) The Old Testament was written before Jesus was born. In it there are dozens of prophecies about His First Coming. It has been calculated that for just 10 of these to be fulfilled, by one person, the odds are something like 1 chance in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000. That is one chance in ten billion, billion and that is for only 10 of the dozens of prophecies about Jesus' first coming. With such odds it is only reasonable to conclude that the person behind the writing of these things knew the future. Who else but God knows the future?
3) It's a verifiable, historical fact that the Old Testament was translated into Greek some 200-300 years before Jesus was born. It's called the Septuagint or the LXX. This plainly means that no one could fudge these prophecies. The coming of Jesus was written into the history books well before He came.
There are many, many other things that can be said to prove that God inspired men to write the Bible. It has been a very small thing for the Creator of the heavens and the earth to get a book written to us and to preserve it through the ages.
The prophecies of Jesus' First Coming were fulfilled with 100% accuracy. Common sense tells us that His Second Coming, which is also clearly outlined in the Old Testament, will be fulfilled with equal accuracy. The Bible says that Russia and a Muslim Alliance (including Iran, Turkey and Libya) will come against Israel and they will be defeated. This Alliance can be seen coming together today. Another prophecy says that Damascus will be destroyed. Prophecy tells us that during the final war, called Armageddon, Jesus will return to destroy the armies surrounding Israel. Before Jesus returns there will be a time of terrible suffering and Tribulation on the earth. Click here for a discussion on Christians And The Great Tribulation.
No one knows when Jesus will return. The all important question for you is, "When He does come, will you be left behind?" (Or, "If you die tonight, will you go to heaven or hell?"). This is a very serious matter because the decisions you make in this life will determine your eternal future. The Bible says in Heb 9:27-28, "...man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment," so you won't be able to change your mind about the Bible after the grave.