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How do we know the Bible is true?
Index to Articles
When Will the Rapture Take Place?
The Second Coming (Return) of Christ
How do we know the Bible is true?
Why I Prefer the Byzantine Text
Which Translation Do We Use?
The Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues
What Is the Church?
The Marks of a New Testament Church
What's Involved in Church Membership?
Biblical Separation
In Defense of Premillennialism
Is Iraq in the Bible?




l. The human writers of the Bible repeatedly claim they are transmitting the Word of God, which is an amazing claim for any writer to say.

2. If the writers of the Bible are not transmitting the Word of God, then they are lying or insane or both.

3. Nevertheless, the Bible is the most influential book of the ages, containing the most perfect moral code ever devised, and containing some of the most beautiful literature ever written.

4. It would be very strange for such a book to have been written by men who were lying or insane. Therefore we must conclude that when the writers of the Bible claim to be transmitting the Word of God, they were telling the truth.


1. Concerning the cities of Tyre and Sidon

a. Ezekial' s prophecy against Tyre (Ezek. 26:1-14) c. 587 B.C.

7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people. 8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against thee, and lift up the buckler against thee. 9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers. 10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach. 11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground. (Ezekiel 26)

1) (vv. 7-11) Literally fulfilled in 571 B.C., when Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, captured the city after a 13 year siege, leaving the city in ruins.

4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. . . 12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water. 13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard. 14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be [a place] to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 26)

2) (vv. 4, 12, 13, 14a) Some of the people of Tyre escaped to an island off the coast and built a near city there. In 332 B.C., Alexander the Great, desiring to conquer this island city, built a causeway about 60 meters wide from the remains, ruins, walls, houses, and temples of the ancient continental. city of Tyre, thus fulfilling Ezekial 26:12. The old city has never been rebuilt, but has remained like the top of a rock, and is a place where fishermen spread their nets, thus fulfilling Ezekial 26:14.

b. Ezekial's prophecy against Sidon (Ezek. 28:20-23).

20 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it, 22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her. 23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD. (Ezekiel 28)

1) Sidon was a great and prosperous city under the Persians until 351 B.C. when it was besieged after a rebellion against Artaxerxes Ochus. With the rebellion a failure, 40,000 of its citizens chose death rather than submission to Persia.

2) Sidon was attacked and destroyed during the period of the Crusades (1107, 1249, 1260, 1291).

3) As late a 1840, Sidon was attacked by the fleets of England, Austria, and Turkey.

4) Sidon still exists, as a modern city of about 20,000 people.

2. Concerning Israel and the Jews

a. Worldwide dispersion and persecution of the Jews for failure to obey the Word of God (Deuteronomy 28:63-68).

63 And it shall come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone. 65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy [you]. (Deuteronomy 28)

b. Samaria was to be overthrown at the hand of the Assyrians, but Judah was to be preserved (Isaiah 7:6-8; Hosea 1:6,7) - Literally fulfilled by the capture of Samaria by the Assyrians in 722 B.C., as prophesied by Hosea around 785 B.C.

6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, [even] the son of Tabeal: 7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria [is] Damascus, and the head of Damascus [is] Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. (Isaiah 7)

6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And [God] said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. 7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. 8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. (Hosea 1)

c. Babylonian captivity of the Jews for 70 years as prophesied by Jeremiah around 607 B.C.. It was fulfilled when the Babylonians, under Nebuchadnezzer captured Jerusalem 586 B.C. (Jeremiah 25:8-11).

8 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words, 9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, [and] an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. (Jeremiah 25)

d. The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem under the Persian king Cyrus in 519 B.C. (Ezra 6:3) was prophesied by Isaiah in 712 B.C. (Isaiah 44:28; 45:1), even to the name of the king.

That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. (Isaiah 44:28)

Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; (Isaiah 45:1)

e. The destruction of the temple was prophesied by Christ (Mt. 24:1, 2). This was literally fulfilled in 70 A.D. when Roman soldiers under Titus destroyed the city of Jerusalem. Jewish tradition states that the gold from the temple was melted as the temple burned and crept into the spaces between the stones of the temple walls. To recover the gold, the Roman soldiers literally took down the walls of the temple stone by stone.

1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (Matthew 24)

f. The regathering of Israel as a nation was predicted by Ezekial (Ezek. 37:11-28), as was the rebuilding of the land (Ezek. 36:33-35).

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken [it], and performed [it], saith the LORD. (Ezekiel 37)

33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause [you] to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities [are become] fenced, [and] are inhabited. (Ezekiel 36)

3. Concerning Jesus Christ: (Note: More than 300 Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled by the Lord Jesus Christ at His first coming. The following are just a sample:

a. His preexistence (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1,2; 8:58).

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. (John 1)

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58)

b. His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Mt. 1:18-25).

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1)

c. The time of His coming (Dan. 9:24-27; Gal 4:4; Luke 2:1).

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Daniel 9)

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (Galatians 4:4)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (Luke 2:1)

d. The place of His birth (Micah 5:2; Mt. 2:1; Luke 2:4-6).

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (Matthew 2:1)

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. (Luke 2)

e. The fact that He would be preceded by a messenger (Malachi 3:1; Mt. 11:7-11; John 1:23).

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)

7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft [clothing] are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (Matthew 11)

He said, I [am] the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. (John 1:23)

f. The fact that He would make the blind to see (Isaiah 35:5,6; John 9:6-11).

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (Isaiah 35)

6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9 Some said, This is he: others [said], He is like him: [but] he said, I am [he]. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. (John 9)

g. His rejection by the Jews (Isaiah 53:3; Psalm 69:8; John 1:11, 12).

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3)

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. (Psalms 69:8)

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: (John 1)

h. His betrayal by a friend (Psalm 41:9; John 13:18; 21; Mt. 26:49, 50).

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me. (Psalms 41:9)

18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. . . 21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. (John 13)

49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. (Matthew 26)

i. His being sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Mt. 26:15).

And I said unto them, If ye think good, give [me] my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty [pieces] of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)

And said [unto them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:15)

j. His silence under trial (Isaiah 53:7; Mt. 26:63; 27:12-14).

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)

But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. (Matthew 26:63)

12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? 14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. (Matthew 27)

k. His crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18; Mt. 27:33-50).

The crucifixion of Christ is describes in Psalm 22. Note how the actual details were filled.

Psalms 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Psalms 22:7-8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying], He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Mt. 27:39-43 39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest [it] in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking [him], with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Psalms 22:14-15 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

John 19:28-AV After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Matthew 27:46-AV And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

l. His resurrection (Psalm. 16:10; Mt. 28:5, 6; Acts 2:31).

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (Psalms 16:10)

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28)

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (Acts 2:31)

m. The time of His crucifixion (Daniel 9:26).

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (Daniel 9:26)

1) Daniel's weeks of years was a common way of designating a seven year period (Leviticus 25:8).

And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. (Leviticus 25:8)

2) Sixty nine weeks would equal 483 Jewish years of 360 days each (476 years of 365 days each, according to our calendar.

3) The decree to restore and build Jerusalem was given by the Persian king Artaxerxes approximately 445 B.C. (Nehemiah 2:1-6). Four hundred seventy six years from that time brings us to approximately 31 A.D. The dates usually given for the crucifixion range between 29-31 A.D.


Dr. Nelson Glueck, one of the greatest living authorities on Israeli archaeology has said, "No archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible" (Rivers in the Desert, New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Cudahy, 1959, p. 31).


1. The roundness of the earth (Isaiah 40:22).

[It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: (Isaiah 40:22)

2. The hydrologic cycle (Ecclsiastes 1:7).

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea [is] not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. (Ecclesiastes 1:7)

3. Atmospheric circulation (Ecclesiastes 1:6).

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. (Ecclesiastes 1:6)

4. The gravitational field and suspension of the earth in space (Job 26:7).

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing. (Job 26:7)

5. The First Law of Thermodynamics (the law of energy conservation) (2 Peter 3:7).

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (2 Peter 3:7)

6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (the law of increasing entropy) (Psalm 102:25-27).

25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou [art] the same, and thy years shall have no end. (Psalms 102)

7. The importance of blood in the life process (Leviticus 17:11; Acts 17:26).

For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; (Acts 17:26)


1. A collection of 66 books, written by more than 40 different men over a period of 1,500 years, yet with only one theme from Genesis to Revelation, God's great work in the creation and redemption of all things through His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. Note the unity and harmony throughout the Bible:

a. A Redeemer promised (Gen. 3:15) -- A Redeemer given (Gal. 4:4).

b. Satan's victory (Gen. 3:6) -- Satan's defeat (Rev. 20:10).

c. Paradise lost (Gen. 3:23) -- Paradise regained (Rev. 22:14).


1. The Bible's ability to endure

a. The Koran (the holy book of Islam) has been in existence only several hundred years and has not been the recipient of attempt to exterminate it. Some parts of the Bible have been in existence for 3,500 years despite numerous attempts to exterminate it, for example, the emperor Diocletian's edict of 303 A.D. stating that every copy of the Bible should be burned.

b. Voltaire, the French infidel who died in 1778, predicted that in 100 years from his time Christianity would be extinct. Twenty five years after his death, the British and Foreign Bible Society used Voltaire's own printing presses to print the Bible.

c. Today the Bible is circulated in more than 1,000 different languages.

2. God's particular blessing upon nations which have honoured and circulated the Word of God (Psalm 33:12).

3. The effect of Biblical concepts upon all nations of the world (Isaiah 55:11).


1.The Bible gives spiritual light to those who are in spiritual darkness (Psalm 119:105, 130).

2. The Bible shows us the way to personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:17).

3. The Bible gives the believer assurance of his or her salvation (1 John 5:12, 13).

4. The Bible fully equips the believer to live the Christian life (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

5. William E. Gladstone, former British Prime Minister said, "If I am asked to name the one comfort in sorrow, the sole rule of conduct, the true guide to like, I must point to what in the words of a popular hymn is called "the old, old story," told in an old, old Book, which is God's best and richest gift to mankind.

6. Woodrow Wilson, former President of the United States said, "The opinion of the Bible bred in me, not only by the teaching of my home when I was a boy, but also in every turn and experience of my life and every step of study is that it is the one supreme source of revelation, the revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God, and the spiritual nature and needs of man. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.

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