"[T]he [W]ord of God,
which liveth and
abideth for ever."
  (1 Pet. 1:23b, KJV)

   1. The Bible itself claims to be the inspired Word
of God.   We read in 2 Tim. 3:16, "All scripture is
given by inspiration of God
[.]"   God said to Moses
(Deut. 4:2): "Ye shall not add unto the word which
I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought

from it[.]"   Paul claims that his very words were given
him by God.   (1 Cor. 2:13).   Peter tells us the
prophets were under the complete control of the
Holy Spirit as they wrote (2 Pet. 1:21).   The Bible
states two thousand times that it is God's Word.
So, explain the moral tone of the Book, if these
writers were not what is written of them.

   2. The Old Testament was written over 2,000 years
ago, yet it contains many scientific facts which were
discovered during the last 500 years.   Isaiah tells us
the earth is a circle, or round (Isa. 40:22), written
700 B. C.   Job tells us the earth hangs in space (Job
26:7), 1500 B. C.   Copernicus discovered these two
great facts.   Before his time, 1475 A. D., [most] men
thought the earth was flat and rested upon some
great solid foundation.   Job knew there was a great
empty space in the North, without a single star.
Over 3,000 years later man discovered this fact (Job

   3. No scientist before Galileo (1630 A. D.) was
aware that air had weight, the winds regular circuits,
and the clouds were nothing but evaporated water.
Yet these facts were in the Scriptures over 2,000
years before Galileo was born.   Read Job 28:25-26, and
Eccles. 1:6, 7, written 900 B. C.     The Bible tells us
messages can be sent by "lightning" or electricity.
Read Job 38:35, written 1500 B. C.   "[L]ightning" is
the only word the Hebrews had for electric currents.
And as to the human body, William Harvey, in 1615
A. D., discovered the circulation of blood; and
through this discovery he ascertained one of the
greatest scientific facts of modern times: viz., that
the life of the flesh is in the blood.   Now read Lev.
17:14, (1400 B. C.): "for the life of all flesh is
the blood

   4. The Bible tells us the earth revolves around the
sun, the center of gravity of our solar system is in
the Pleiades, and the starlight produces musical sounds.
The Bible revealed all these facts and many others
far in advance of their discovery by the scientists.
All these are positive proofs of the Divine author-
ship of the Scriptures.   "holy men of God spake as
they were moved
[inspired] by the Holy Ghost [Spirit]"
(2 Peter 1:20, 21).

   5. Thus "[P]rophecy" is the great, outstanding, in-
disputable proof of the Divine origin of the Bible.
A large part of the Bible is prophecy, that is, pre-
diction of future events; and, everything that has
been predicted in the Bible, up to the present time,
has come to pass exactly as foretold in Scripture.
Centuries, even, before Christ, we find page after
page tells of His first coming, while in the social
world today one sees the signs of Christ's second
coming, which were predicted in the Bible over 1800
years ago.   The following signs, or indications, show
the return of the Lord is near.

   6. The sure signals are: rapid traveling (Dan.
12:4); increased knowledge (Dan. 12:4); the auto-
mobile (Nahum 2:3,4); the airplane (Isaiah 31:5;
60:8); Israel returning to Palestine (Ezek. 36:11-36;
Isa. 43:5,6; Jer. 30:3); the birth of Israel as a na-
tion (Rom. 11:25; Acts 15:11-16); the building of
Jerusalem (Ps. 102:16); scoffers denying the reality
and nearness of Christ's coming (2 Pet. 3:3); dis-
tress of nations with perplexity (Luke 21:25); elab-
orate military preparations (Joel 3:9-11); and gen-
ral war, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes
(Matt. 24:6-8).

   7. Between the years 1914-18, twenty-seven na-
tions formally declared their participation in a war
which involved forty-three of the principal nations of
the earth.   Fifty-three million men fought in the
first world war, and about twelve million men were
killed.   During that war 28,379,000 people died of
germ diseases.   After the war millions of people died
of starvation in Russia and China.   Also earthquakes
became very frequent, 476 occuring between Jan. 1,
1935 and Jan. 1, 1940.   About thirty million persons
were killed in the second world war.   This war, like
the first, was accompanied by famine, pestilences
and earthquakes.   There have been more earthquakes
since 1914 than there were in a period of 500 years
preceding the first world war.

   8. In the Bible Israel is called the fig tree which
was cut down for unfruitfulness, but the root was
still left.   Read Luke 13:6-9; 3:9.   In Matthew 24:32
Jesus tells us the fig tree (Israel) springs up again.
The birth of Israel as a nation in May, 1948, is what

Jesus called the budding of the fig tree; and this
event marks the beginning of the closing generation
of the age.   Read Matthew 24:32-35.   The revival of
Israel and the building up of Jerusalem as predicted
in Psalms 102:16 tell us very clearly that Jesus is
coming soon.   Are you ready to meet Him?

   9. We are all hell-deserving sinners, but God offers
us free pardon and life eternal, because Christ died
for our sins as a Represenative and Substitutionary
Sacrifice on the Cross.   See Rom. 3:23; 1 Pet. 2:24;
John 3:16; 1 John 1:7-9.   What more could a Saviour
do?   Be not deceived; God loves you; Christ died for
you.   The Bible is God's own Message to your soul.
Read the following salvation verses: Prov. 28:13;
Rom. 10:9, 10; Ezek. 36:26,27; Matt. 16:26; John
1:12; 5:24; Tit. 3:5; and Heb. 2:3.   Have you con-
fessed your sins to Christ and yielded your life to
  Come to Him now--tomorrow may be too late.

   10. As to the infallibility of the Bible, think of the
reasons, if any, why the writers of the Bible would
agree if they were not inspired of God.   The writing
of the Bible occupied about 1600 years.   It was writ-
ten by [about] forty men representing every class of society
and grade of culture.   It deals with law, science, life,
death, the resurrection of the human body, judgment,
Hell, Heaven and almost every conceivable subject in
the range of human thought.   Yet there is such
perfect agreement that there are no contradictions.
How can you explain this?   There is but one expla-
nation--GOD superintended the writing of the Bible,
His own holy Word.

   11. The Bible has been printed and published in
over 1,000 languages, and is the world's best seller.
"It is supernatural in origin, eternal in duration,
inexpressible in value, infinite in scope, regenera-
tive in power, infallible in authority, universal in
interest, personal in application, and inspired in
  The Bible is God's own Book.   Will you
receive it of Him and be saved?
[Repent of your sin(s) to God the Father and
place all your faith in Jesus Christ, God the Son, alone.]

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