IS THE BIBLE FROM GOD?
All Bible references are from the Today's New International Version, unless otherwise noted.
There is a vast quantity of scientific truth supported in the Bible that opposed the erroneous science of the ancient times. Prime examples include:
The fact that all of these scientific truths prevailed throughout the Bible despite the errors of the times is a strong indicator that common man couldn't have authored the Bible.
Another thing to look at is the archaeological evidence supporting places and situations described in the Bible. Other "holy" books, such as the Book of Mormon, don't boast such evidence:
Biblical accounts of the walls of Jericho miraculously falling flat (Joshua 6:1-23)
and the account of a global flood (Genesis chapters 6-8), have been verified through archaeological finds. Archaeologists have also found the pool of Siloam (John 9:11), Hezekiah's Tunnel (2 Kings 20:20, 2 Chronicles 32:30), Babylonian king Belshazzar's palace (Daniel 5), and Jacob's Well (John 4:5-6). Also, they have found King Eglon's palace in Jericho (Judges 3:15-30), the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem (John 5:1-14), and the synagogue at Capernaum (John 6:59), along with many many other previously unknown places. These finds all verify various events that are recorded in the Bible, events that were previously thought of as fiction.
Research has also verified the records of many people mentioned in the Bible such as the Herods (Matthew 2:1) and the Caesars (Luke 2:1, Luke 3:1, Acts 11:28). As for the Hittites (Joshua 1:4), they were considered to be legend until their city and records were found in Bogazkoy, Turkey. Solomon's wealth (1 Kings 3:13) has been verified, and the extistence of King Sargon (Isaiah 20:1) and Belshazzar (Daniel 5:1) have also been verified. This is just a small number of the many biblical characters who have been found to have existed in real life.
When Sargon's palace was discovered in Khorsabad, Iraq, the account of his capture in the Philistine city of Ashdod (Isaiah Chapter 20) was recorded on the walls. Fragments of a clay tablet commemorating this victory were found in Ashdod as well. The uprise of Moab against Israel (2 Kings 1:1, 2 Kings 3:4-27) is found on the Mesha inscription. Assyrian king Sennacharib's (2 Chronicles 32:9) attack against Judah is recorded on the Taylor Prism. The Babylonian Chronicles record the fall of Jerusalem into the hands of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 24:10-14). The tablet of Nabopolasar verifies the fall of Nineveh that was prophesied by Zephaniah (Zephaniah 2:13-15).
In other words, archaeologists and scientists are continually finding evidence that the accounts in the Bible were real instead of being the myths and legends they were thought to be.
Of course, these are all just a scant few of the innumerable Bible-related items that are verified by science and archaeology. The Bible has been found to contain more accurate information than any other holy book every written. It is more accurate than the Book of Mormon, the Quran, the Hindu Vedas, or any other holy book. The Biblical Archaeology Review site found at
According to the Bible, Our Heavenly Father is a God of truth (Psalms 25:10)(KJV). Thus, a book inspired by Him would contain truth, not the myths and errors of ancient human thinking. It would contain verifiable information. According to Scripture, the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is complete and is the only text needed for direction on how to live and worship (2 Timothy 3:16-17). God's word is truth (Psalms 31:5, Psalms 119:160, John 17:17, 1 John 5:6), and God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18, 1 John 2:21). Since God cannot lie, the truth and accuracy that dominates the Bible points to God-originated authorship, not human.