Truth, Understanding, Insight

101 Reasons why I trust the God of the Bible

19th January 2022, hej


8) 70: Israel Unique preservation of the Tanakh

It is written of Abraham. For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. (Gen 18:19)

71. The preseveration and multiplication of the Bible

The invention of the printing press

William Tyndale allowed the Bible to be readily avaible in English, which became a widely used language due to traders, and sucess in war

Worldwide distribution into all languages has occured as the Bible has been translated into many small languages at huge personal cost

72. Failure of great inter-nations from Babel

Nimrod sought to unite all at Babel, but seeking for such unity has always been broken up, by smaller groups emerging to challenge the hegemony of those that seek unity.

Beacsue the God of the Bible control the borders that none should control all

Archaelogical evidence

This I put here, as it hasn't been among the first reasons I believe. I have quiet confidence based on other evidence that what is found will be in accord with the Bible, but I realise that in fact not much will be found! Quite simply, how many leave evidence of themselves in stone or something that won't decay: In a culture asked not to make images? In a era where nothing is wasted, with anything precious being re-made! This is why archeologists so love sudden destruction, when a moment in time is captured, that is never found elsewhere. In addition older dating is often based on theory. Until the world began a unified year 'AD' dates were based on years in leader's rule, and become more uncertain the further before 'BC' they are.

The most exciting finds therefore are always those that have preserved writing, the best being writing about events, such as conquests. Thus Archaeology establishes the wonderful legacy we have when history is preserved by firstly writing it and then copying it and handing it to the next generation.. such as legacy of history we have in the Bible.

73. Evidence in cultures for a flood

I am always struck by the Australian aborginals feature of the rainbow serpent, as it can be seen as mixing of an account that has a serpent and a rainbow.

74. Tel Dan Evidence for King David

Arguments as to king David's historical existence were silenced by the finding of a ninth-century B.C. inscription stone slab (or stela) discovered in 1993 in an excavation by Israeli archaeologist Avraham Biran in Tel Dan.

The broken and fragmentary inscription commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over his two southern neighbors: the 'king of Israel' and the 'king of the House of David.' In the carefully incised text written in neat Aramaic characters, the Aramean king boasts that he, under the divine guidance of the god Hadad, vanquished several thousand Israelite and Judahite horsemen and charioteers before personally dispatching both of his royal opponents. the ?House of David? inscription has confirmed the essential historicity of King David from the Bible