A User Friendly Book
Once there was a man who noticed that the sun came up in the East at night and went down in the West the next morning. This struck him as very odd. So he went home and he wrote a book about it. Many years later we found his book. Imagine we were reading it trying to figure out what actually happened that day. We would probably say this guy was clearly in error and it’s not likely that the information in his book could be fully trusted.
However, what if 500 other people actually saw that same event happen and 250 of them went home and also wrote a book about it. Now we would actually have 251 written eyewitness accounts which we could compare to each other to find out if they’re all saying the same thing.
Further, we would have the other 250 eyewitness of the day who would have been able to testify that what is written in those books did actually happen.
The True Eyewitness Account
Seriously folks: The Bible is trustworthy and it is the only weapon within the armor of God that the evangelist has that permits him to withstand in the evil day. It really is the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
“I choose to believe the Bible because it’s a reliable collection of historical documents created by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses, it records the supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claimed that their writings are divine rather than human in origin.” – Pastor Vodie Baucham
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” –2 Peter 1:16-21