The Bible is indestructible because it is God’s Word

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/e80KNWrX1gU I tell you the truth, 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. Matt. 5:18 1. Survival through time. Being written on material that perishes and having been copied and recopied for hundreds of years before the invention of the printing press did not diminish the style, correctness, or existence of the Bible. Compared with other ancient writings, it has more manuscript evidence than any ten pieces of classical literature combined. 2. Survival through persecution. The bible has withstood vicious attacks of its enemies as no other book has. Many have tried to burn it, ban it, and outlaw it, from the days of the Roman emperors to present…
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Consistent theme of the Bible points to divine inspiration

Reliability of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49mMc88dXj8 VERSE REFERENCES: Genesis - Gen 3:15 Exodus - Exo 12 Leviticus - Lev 21:11-12 Numbers - Num 21:9 Deuteronomy - Deu 18:18 Joshua - Josh 1:1ff Judges - Entire context of the book Ruth - Ruth 4:1-12 1 Samuel - 1 Samuel 8:7 2 Samuel - 2 Sam 5:4 1 Kings - Matthew 12:42 2 Kings - Luke 4:24 1 Chronicles - Matthew 22:41-46 2 Chronicles - Entire context of the book Ezra - Ezra 3-5, John 2:19 Nehemiah - Neh 1:3; 2:5 Esther - Est 4:14 Job - Job 9:33 Psalm - Psa 16:10 Proverbs - Pro 9:10 Ecclesiastes - Ecc 12:14 Song of Solomon - Entire context of the book Isaiah - Isa 7:14; Isa 53 Jeremiah - Jer 23:5 Lamentations - Entire context of the book…
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Debunking the da vinci code

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/5SbLu1PDRHI You've written this book Breaking the da vinci code which is a great book. Summarize what you saw in the da vinci code and tell me the hype, the historical errors, why it was based on the hidden gospels and what does true history tell us here about this. Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene? Okay let's summarize what we've already covered. We've already suggested that Jesus didn't become divine at the council of Nicea and Constantine didn't have anything to do with it. That goes back to the very beginning roots of Christianity and can be seen in the encounter that he has with the Jewish leadership. So we've taken care of that one. We've talked about the fact that the canon, even though the naming of the…
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What about the lost books of the Bible?

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/uWm2Sg-qRrg Scripture and canon. That's what we'll be spending the next few minutes talking About. I'm Mark Mellinger at the Gospel Coalition National Conference 2013 and joining me for this discussion is Dr. Michael Krueger. He is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Good to have you here Dr. Kreuger. Thank You Mark and good to be here. Well let's start here the, the obvious starting place. Which challenges to the veracity of Scripture seemed to have the most resonance in North America today? Well there's a lot of attacks on the Bible as you probably know just looking Around. But what I've discovered over the years is that the attack that has the most traction with people is one that has to do with how we know…
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Why are there so many Bible translations?

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/atujWKe9EQw Why are there so many translations to the Bible? Maybe you've looked online, maybe you've gone a Christian bookstore or any bookstore and thought which translation do I pick up. In fact maybe you've thought there's so many translations, can we even have any confidence of what the original said. Well, the reason there's different translations is this - one of the main reasons is because the language changes over time so words take on different meaning as society changes. To take an obvious example, just a generation ago the word “gay” meant something very different. It simply meant “to be happy” than what the word gay means today. So somebody was translating certain things from a generation ago, they might word it differently than they do today. Language…
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Can the story of Jonah being swallowed by the whale be true?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvZYuQJ7QY0 What's Jonah really swallowed by a big fish? I mean, come on, this story sounds so Outlandish. This is clearly one of the most famous stories in the Bible. If you've ever been to Sunday school you've heard about God calling Jonah to go preach the Ninevites. He says “No, thank you God”, goes the opposite direction, gets thrown in the water, swallowed by a big fish, reluctantly goes and preaches in Nineveh. Could this really have happened? Well there’re a few things to keep in mind. Number one, in Matthew 12 Jesus speaks about Jonah as a historical figure. If Jesus is the Son of God and we accurately preserved his words and he speaks of Jonah as being historical, that's good reason. And there's reason to think…
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Bible manuscripts – Number of copies and time gap

Reliability of the Bible
Why do we have confidence that the New Testament was accurately transmitted? https://youtu.be/lCBX1Hew1t0 Why do we have confidence that the Old Testament was accurately transmitted? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUwLDzs91CI The original New Testament text can be verified from a large number of manuscripts. The bibliographical test determines whether the copies we have are the same as the original. In the study of history, the closer a copy’s date is to the original, and the greater the number of copies we have, the more confident we are that it is the same as the original. Let’s examine briefly how we derive what we call history. In our schools, we are told of historical events that happened thousands of years ago and never learn to doubt them. How do people of this age know that…
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Is there any proof for miracles outside the Bible?

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https://youtu.be/JIygyn3WVCA You'd be surprised how much proof there is for the miraculous from sources outside of the Bible. For example, in the Jewish rabbinical traditions, in the track tape from the Mishnah which is part of the Talmud, in fact the reference of Sanhedrin 43a, there is a reference to Jesus’ arrest notice. It goes like this: Wanted Yeshua - that's his name in his own Aramaic language. He shall be stoned because he's practiced sorcery and Lord Israel to apostasy. If anyone can say anything in his favor, let him declare it to the great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem. Now the very statement that he's practiced sorcery is simply a negative side of the miraculous. You see, miracle and sorcery are the same thing if you're not talking cause. Miracle…
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Are the Bible stories of Jesus just myths?

Reliability of the Bible
https://youtu.be/BJoMQuz0-50 A thing cannot be true and a myth at the same time. In order to determine whether the stories about Jesus are true, it's necessary to get beyond mere theories and speculation. In other words, to determine the facts, a fact is knowable, the stories of Jesus can be tested for truth in the same manner that a lawyer proved to a jury that any event occurred in the past - a murder, a car wreck. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote that they saw Jesus crucified and rise from the dead. After 15 years of research I concluded that Matthew Mark and John where eyewitnesses to the events that occurred and Luke wrote a very careful investigative report that collaborates the other three. The credibility of these stories…
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Gospel writers died for what they wrote and believed in

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Die for a lie? Bible: Fact or Fiction? https://youtu.be/J5g-iCVFBD4 Tradition tells us that 11 of the 12 disciples died as martyrs for preaching the message of Jesus. Why would anyone die for a lie? At first the disciples didn’t believe in Jesus. When Jesus was arrested, they all forsook him and fled (Mark 14:50). It was only when Jesus rose from the dead that they really believed everything Jesus said was true (John 2:19­22). After that they were no longer timid; they gave witness to the resurrection of Jesus with great power (Acts 4:33) and were even ready to die for what they believed in. Therefore, it is very unlikely that the disciples would lie as they sealed their witness with their blood! Even the Quran attest to the disciples…
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