If there is not a God and the Bible does not contain actual words which came from God, then the Bible is the biggest lie that has ever been perpetrated on humanity. On the other hand, if it is true the Bible contains spoken words from God, it is the most valuable book mankind has ever seen.
The Bible is called the Word of God for a reason. No other book in the world claims to contain direct quotes from the mouth of God. It is interesting how the majority of the populace accepts all literature of antiquity without question or second thought. But when it comes to the Bible, they categorically declare it cannot be trusted without even examining the evidence. When it comes to facts which can be verified, the Bible is flawless. No one has ever been able to disprove the truth of the Bible. Thousands of years of scrutiny have amounted to nothing more than fruitless searches and converted skeptics. It is intriguing how the people who are the most vocal opponents of the Bible are the same ones who know virtually nothing about it.
How do you really know the Bible is God's Word? First of all, the Bible contains advanced wisdom which mankind had no way of knowing or proving until recently. Secondly, and most importantly, prophecy. Unlike human prophecy, which is nothing more than mere predictions about what might happen in the future, prophecy to God is a promise of what is certain to take place in the future at his appointed time.
How do you know who is a true prophet from God and who is a false prophet? God gave you a test you can utilize to determine false prophets and false religions. In the book of Deuteronomy, God says if even one thing a prophet speaks does not happen, they are a false prophet. God's standard in all things is always perfection.
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