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Our answer to this question will not only determine how we view the Bible and its importance to our lives, but also it will ultimately have an eternal impact on us. If the Bible is truly God's Word...
...Logic alone screams a resounding YES! To believe in a universe without the GOD revealed through the CREATION is to automatically rely on the notion of Creation Without a Maker... Similar to an insane argument that my fully formed house had no builder--but came into being because of a high wind. Or perhaps, Stephen Hawking's assertion that creation happened because of gravity. These non-God assertions carry with it the logic of flying pigs. I will list only three factors that prove GOD is REAL. They point conclusively to the truth that creation could not have come about by happenstance! That is--the happenstance of a convoluted theory of evolution. Keep in mind the total number of elements that would be involved in 'Happenstance Creation' would number in the trillions. If even one item in that so-called ever evolving road to life went astray--the whole Evolutionary House of Cards would first crumple and then totally crumble. 1). The Law of Increasing Entropy--also known as the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The law states that everything degrades--becomes less complex, as the universe as we know it effectively "burns out." This law is easily observed. You can see it in your own body as it ages and gallops toward cessation. You can witness this law every time you encounter oxidation--rust and other forms of decay. This law prevents cobbling together a false law of Evolutionary Creation--essentially a view that asserts that Evolutionary Creation proves that life evolved into ever more complex systems. Yet, no exception to the Second Law of Thermodynamics has ever been found! 2). Evolution is Not Happening Now. True, at first blush the evolutionist's assertion that the process is happening too slow to notice seems to carry some weight. However, where is the fossil record? NOT EVEN A SINGLE FOSSIL in the geological record shows evidence of an organism in the throes of change. 3). Evolution is a RELIGION--NOT A SCIENCE. Both point one, The Increasing Law of Entropy, and point two, No Evidence in the Fossil Record to support evolution, speak of the immense need for the evolutionist to gather their unsupported views; those views being against all scientific evidence, and against the Law of Logic; and hammer it all together into a FAITH! Evolution is a FAITH-BASED RELIGION; a religion that has eviscerated not only a Supreme Being--but the Supreme Law Giver. This faith-based Evolutionist religion is without a maker, without a lawgiver, and without a redeemer, without any logical direction at all--making its supporters history's least savvy gamblers! All of life is a gamble when you examine the Law of Certainty. No sane worker of the odds would ever adopt such a tenuous belief. Once you understand this, you know that God would have revealed Himself. Indeed, he did. And that revelation is in the pages of His Perfect Book! The Holy Bible!
YES! the fact that EVERYTHING the Bible has said would come to pass, has, and is coming to pass just as it is written, is the most solid evidence of the fact that the Bible is the word of almighty GOD. There has NEVER been a man, or group of men, that have the knowledge, foreknowledge and wisdom written in the Bible.
There is no doubt that God spoke to mankind via oral and written routes. The Bible in its entirety is the inspired Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and conduct. The "Tanach" (written Old Testament) has been handed down from generation to generation and was meticulously copied from the original by "scribes". The quote from Paul in 2 Timothy 3:15-17 was before the New Testament was compiled and canonized; we do not have the original letters and writings of the apostles. Biblical scholars take this lack of originals of the New Testament as a deficiency and opens up the question of credibility. That being said, the writings and translations of the New Testament can be tested as to veracity by looking at them under the prism of the Old Testament. There is symmetry and synchrony in the messages. What may appear to be contradictory in any of the writings appear to be a difference in interpretation and/or translations. This is why, while the current Bible that we have is reliable and credible, everyone should be careful in interpreting the written words. The Bible has to "interpret itself", as the saying goes.
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