What’s The Big Deal? Part 1 – The Bible, Oct 7, 2012

– Is the Bible inspired? (2 Tim. 3:16-17 NIV, Ps. 119:86 NCV)
– I can trust the Bible because…
1. it’s historically accurate
2. it’s scientifically accurate (science constantly changes) (Isa. 40:22, Lev. 17:11,13:4 NLT, Prov. 30:5, Ps. 12:6)
3. it’s prophetically accurate (2 Peter 1:21 GW, Matt. 26:51 NLT, Rev. 22:6)
  – there’s no room for error:
  – the fall of Babylon, written two hundred years before it occurred (Isa. 13:17-22)
  – the fall of Egypt, that it would be destroyed more by civil war than by outside forces (Isa. 19:1-4)
  – the fall of Nineveh, with its utter desolation (Zeph. 2:13-15)
  – the fall of Tyre, with its becoming a place for the spreading of nests (Ezek. 26:1-5)
4. it’s thematically unified
  – the Bible is a collection of 66 books, yet there is harmony and continuity (Luke 24:27, John 5:39)
5. it’s confirmed by Jesus (Matt. 5:18)
6. it has survived all attacks (Matt. 24:35)

Complete sermon notes are available at: http://bit.ly/VBt9AT

For further reading and research:
“Has God Spoken?: Proof of the Bible‚Äôs Divine Inspiration” by Hank Hanegraaff http://amzn.to/Ta475I
“The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus” by Lee Strobel http://amzn.to/Ta42Py
“The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?” by F. F. Bruce http://amzn.to/SGfmqt
“The Canon of Scripture” by F. F. Bruce http://amzn.to/VNCpQT