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Presented by Beth McLendon

A

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Is the Bible true?

Let's look at the

Bible

and see

if it is true.

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This page is written

for those who

question

and for those

who want to

help others who question.


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Part 1

A

Very Quick

Video Overview

to 

Start us off.


Where will we go first?

?

I am going to tackle the question...

Did the disciples of Jesus

lie?

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Did they lie about all his miracles and teachings?

?

Did they lie about the resurrection of Jesus?



It is one thing

to die for something

you believe is true.

It is another thing to die for a hoax.

In all seriousness

it is ridiculous

to believe

that these men lied about Jesus

only to get persecuted and brutally murdered…

They literally

had nothing to gain

from lying,

and

they would have all had to keep

this a secret

until their brutal deaths

without cracking.


This just doesn’t happen.

Nobody dies

for what they know is a lie

without anything to gain from it.

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And take note:

These are the

same disciples

that

ran away and abandoned Jesus

when he was arrested by the soldiers.

Only John did not run away.

And

I remind you that

Peter denied Jesus 3 times because of fear.

Something

miraculous

must have happened

to change

those disciples into courageous, fearless, witnesses of Christ

who are able to 

endure great suffering...

The Resurrection

is

what happened!


Part 2


What about the Roman Guards?


Roman guards wouldn’t just fall asleep on the job

and let the

disciples steal the body.

If you fell asleep on guard duty,

the punishment was being executed.



I don't like

the

picture

of Jesus

on the video below.

But it is a powerful video.

Please ignore the picture if it bothers you also.


Can the

New Testament

be proven to be historically correct?

Even atheist scholars will say, "YES!"

Dr. Gary Habermas is featured.
He was one of my professors.

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Part 3


A video about

Why I Believe the Bible.

Consider our page:
Psalm 22

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Part 4

Next topic

Is the Old Testament True?


Two sections:

First

Jesus believed the Old Testament to be totally true.

Which is enough for me. 

Second

There is abundant evidence that the

Old Testament

was handed down accurately to us.

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First Section

Addressed...

Jesus affirms the O.T. is True


We could cite many reasons

for the Old Testament being God’s Word,

but the strongest argument

comes from the Lord Jesus himself.


As God in human flesh,

Jesus speaks with final authority.

And his testimony regarding the Old Testament is loud and clear.

Jesus believed that the Old Testament was divinely inspired, the veritable Word of God.

He said, ‘The Scripture cannot be broken’ (John 10:35).
He referred to Scripture as ‘the commandment of God’ (Matthew 15:3) and as the ‘Word of God’ (Mark 7:13).
He also indicated that it was indestructible: ‘Until Heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the law, until all is accomplished’ (Matthew 5:18).

When dealing with the people of his day, whether it was with the disciples or religious rulers, Jesus constantly referred to the Old Testament: ‘Have you not read that which was spoken to you by God?’ (Matthew 22:31); ‘Yea; and have you never read, “Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes thou has prepared praise for thyself”?’ (Matthew 21:16, citing Psalm 8:2); and ‘Have you not read what David did?’ (Matthew 12:3). Examples could be multiplied to demonstrate that Jesus was conversant with the Old Testament and its content.
He quoted from it often and he trusted it totally.

This section came from: 

https://www.bethinking.org/bible/q-how-did-jesus-view-the-old-testament

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Jesus saw the Old Testament

as a document that spoke primarily about Him.

His life and ministry were the fulfillment of Old Testament teachings.

He said to the religious leaders of His day:

John 5:39-40 NLT

“You search the Scriptures

[Old Testament Scriptures]

because you think they give you eternal life.

But the Scriptures point to me! 

Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life."


Here is a

LINK

to a very helpful page

that gives

lots of verses of

Jesus affirming the Old Testament.

This section is taken from:

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/stewart_don/faq/bible-authoritative-word/question17-jesus-view-of-the-old-testament.cfm

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Jesus

affirmed

the accuracy of the

Old Testament.

Over and Over

Jesus told us

that the Old Testament was true.

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Part 5

Next Question:


Has the Bible

been preserved accurately?

Below a quick and simple video.

Next

we have a

more

in-depth video.


Part 6

Next

we have a video that comes at the topic

from a

different angle.


And it is more entertaining than the other two videos  -


Did monks or other individuals

change the Bible?


Everybody comes to the Bible

with

presuppositions.

Disclaimer:

I have hardly ever listened to Voddie Baucham.
But I have recently found that he has done some good work on this topic.


The Word of God in the hand

is fine.

The Word of God in the head

is better.

But...

The Word of God in the heart

is what transforms us

and

matures us in Christ.

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Humor

can help

to get a point across

-

We close with a

humorous 

look at...

Did the disciples lie?

Note:

Some of the paragraphs on this page came directly from comments under the video above. 
I was blessed as I read the comments, and I wanted to share them.

Consider our page:

Understanding the Trinity.

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