Bible : The Best Book In The World

Bible The Best Book

Why is the Bible the best book in the world?

The authenticity of the scriptures is also revealed in the fact that the prophecies come true in due time. The Bible is unique. Holy Bible is the best book in the world. There is no book in the world like it. It covers a period of 1600 years (1500 B.C. to A.D. 100) and was written by 40 different men from all walks of life. Some were kings, priests, and prophets; others were simple fishermen and farmers. Some were highly educated, like Moses and the apostle Paul; others had no formal education.

More than 3000 times, these men claimed what they wrote came directly from God (Moses: Ex.17:14; 24:4; 34:27. Paul: 1 Cor. 14:37. Peter: 2 Pet. 1:16-21. John: 1 Jn. 4:6). As utterly impossible as these facts seem, the record speaks for itself.

Jesus stated that the Old Testament is God’s Word (Mt. 5:17-18; 24:15; Lk. 24:44; Jn. 10:35). He confirmed the authorships of Moses, King David, the prophets Isaiah and Daniel. He validated the truth of such historical events as God’s creation of Adam and Eve, Noah and the universal flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jonah being swallowed by a great fish. When tempted by the Devil, He did not answer with His own words of wisdom but countered each temptation with, “It is written,” followed by quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures (Mt. 4:4, 7, 10).

In Luke 4:25-27 Jesus confirmed the divine miracles recorded in the Hebrew Bible (TANAK) , concerning Old Testament revelation, stated, “I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved” (Mt. 5:18). In other words, Jesus affirmed the inspiration, inerrancy and accuracy of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Nothing in the Bible is a Myth

There is no myth in Bible, the best book in the world. The theologians teach the WORD Ministry saying that the first 7 chapters in the book of Genesis, the book of Job, and the crossing of the Red Sea is a “MYTH” The book of Job is the oldest book written by Job himself, in Arabic and was later translated into Hebrew by Moses.

The books of the Old Testament were canonized throughout Israel’s history and divided into three sections: the Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses), Prophets and Writings. Jesus accepted these three divisions, and the books contained therein as God’s Word (Lk. 24:44); and He taught the authority, reliability, unity, clarity, sufficiency, historicity, inspiration, revelation, inerrancy, infallibility, and indestructibility of the Old Testament.

The Jewish Canon (Tanak) is not arranged in the same order as our Old Testament. Divided into three sections, consist of Torah the first 5 Books then the Prophets (Nevi’im) of 19 books and lastly Writings (Kethuvim) of 11 books; the total is 35 books. It begins with Genesis, and concludes 2 Chronicles. This order explains Jesus’ comment to the sinful religious leaders in Mt. 23: 34-35.

Prophecies in the Bible

One sure way to prove the Bible’s accuracy and veracity is to analyze the Hebrew scriptures’ prophecies. The number of events foretold by the prophets is enormous, and the events themselves are so specific they could only have been known and revealed by only God.

The prophecies recorded in this best book in the world are very precise and so specific that when they are fulfilled, it’s very clear there’s something unique and special about them. More than one-fourth of the Bible was prophetic at the time it was written. The Bible is a book of prophecy. It contains about 1000 prophecies, about 500 of which have already been fulfilled down to the minutest detail. With this kind of proven track record – 500 prophecies fulfilled with 100 percent accuracy – we can believe with confidence that the remaining 500 yet to be fulfilled prophecies will also come to pass at their appointed times.

Prophecy is the most credible proof of the uniqueness and divine inspiration of the Bible. Fulfilled prophecy also demonstrates that the Bible’s content is not man-made, but rather has its origins outside our own time-space continuum.

For example, 25 Jewish writers provided prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures detailing the life and ministry of the Messiah. The Messiah is the only person in history to have had His ancestry, birth, character, teaching, career, reception, rejection, death, burial, and resurrection pre-written at least 500 years before His birth. Jesus Christ clearly fit all the descriptions and fulfilled all the prophecies, including those that foretold of the messiah’s birthplace (Mic. 5:2; Mt. 2:1), manner of death (Isa. 53:8; Lk. 23:46), and resurrection (Ps. 16:10); Acts 2:29-32).

There are also numerous prophecies concerning Israel’s ruin (Dt. 28:15-68) and restoration (Ezek. 36:25-37:28). Some have been fulfilled, and others will be fulfilled.

How do we know the Bible we possess today is God’s Word? First, Jewish scribes were meticulous in copying the Hebrew text and counted every letter they wrote. If a mistake was made, the text was not corrected but, rather, immediately discarded. The nation of Israel collected and accurately preserved manuscripts of the Law of Moses and the Prophets through the centuries (Dt. 31:26; 1 Sam. 10:25; 2 Ki. 23:24; Neh. 9:14, 26-30); Dan. 9:2, 6, 13).

Second, the Dead Sea Scrolls provide evidence of this extraordinary preservation. For example, the book of Isaiah – discovered in its entirety within the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls that date from 125 B.C. to 100 B.C. – contained the same Isaiah text we possess in our Bibles today.

The same can be said about the inspiration and inerrancy of the New Testament, which was written after Jesus ascended to heaven. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would guide the apostles in writing the content of the New Testament (Jn. 14:25-26). The Holy Spirit superintended the revelation the apostles wrote, providing the New Testament’s content and accuracy.

How each book was selected to be in the New Testament canon?

In light of the fact that there are over 5000 Greek manuscripts, some 9000 versions and translations, the evidence for the integrity of the New Testament is beyond question… Thus, the New Testament has not only survived in more manuscripts than any other book from antiquity, but it has survived in a much purer form than any other great book, whether or not they are sacred works, a form that is over 99 percent pure.

Over the centuries, both the Old and New Testaments having undergone extensive microscopic analysis conducted by renowned scholars who specialize in biblical history, literature, grammar, and archaeology. Although some textual critics have pointed out what they consider discrepancies, errors and contradictions within the Bible, centuries of careful analyses have never conclusively proven the Bible text to be in error. While variant readings exist within the copies, they are minor and relate to spelling and word order. They affect no major doctrine of Scripture.

Keeping Up with False Teaching

Throughout history God sounded the alarm to His people to be on guard for false teachers. The Torah warns of false prophets (Dt. 18:20-22). The Gospels warn of wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing (Mt. 7:15), and the Epistles warn of false teachers (2 Pet. 2:1-3). False teaching brings confusion to the body and can keep people from the truth of the gospel message. Catholics who read the Bible regularly know these predictions are wrong. Why? Because Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Mt. 24:36).

Why we call Bible the best book in the world? To have 40 different authors over a period of 1,600 years write a unified book without error or contradiction is unique indeed in both ancient and modern history.

Please Read What Good Does Reading The Bible Do?

The Douay Rheims (Rev. Fr. Haydock) clearly explains the revealed mysteries of divine truth; most Popes have recommended that this is the only Bible where you will find the answers to doubts in the footnotes. This Bible is the only most accurate than any modern bible. The Douay Rheims is based on the Vulgate, which in turn is based on ancient texts no longer extant which were “captured” and frozen so to speak, by St. Jerome in his Latin Vulgate.

– – – written by Capt. Mervin John Lobo

3 thoughts on “Bible : The Best Book In The World”

  1. Hello Capt. John (and Georgy!),

    I really enjoyed this post!! I am always telling people that the bible is the best book in the world.

    I like what you said about prophecies, specifically that the Bible “contains about 1000 prophecies, about 500 of which have already been fulfilled down to the minutest detail.”

    This is a really great way to prove that the bible is the best book in the world and I would love to be able to talk about this fact with some of my friends who have doubts. Do you think you could provide me with some more examples of the Bible’s “proven track record – 500 prophecies fulfilled with 100 percent accuracy?”

    My friends might argue that the examples you provide are just things that are also said in the Bible, just later on. For example you talked about how the life of the Messiah was pre-written, but the only proof we have of that prophecy coming true is the account of the Messiah’s life that is also provided in the Bible (the greatest book in the world).

    My friends might argue that that really isn’t a reliable argument for 100 per cent accuracy and I really want to show them that the Bible is the greatest book in the world!

    You and I know that the truth of these claims is never to be questioned, but some of my friends that have doubts are real sticklers for things like “facts” and “accuracy.” I wonder if you have any more examples of prophecies being fulfilled with 100% accuracy that I might use to show them that the Bible is the greatest book in the world. I’m always trying to think of some but I never can. Can you help??

    I’m also worried about the part where you say the Bible (the greatest book in the world) is a book without error or contradictions. I always try to tell my friends that, but they always argue with me!!

    I know that the Bible (the best book in the world) is flawless, but some of my friends often try to tell me that there are some contradictions in the Bible.

    For example, the Bible (the best book in the world) says that Jacob begat Joseph (Matthew 1:16) but it also says that Joseph is the son of Heli (Luke 3:23). My friends ask then who is Jacob’s father?

    Also in Genesis 1, God makes beasts first, then man. But in Genesis 2, he makes man first, then beasts.

    The Gospel of John is different from the three other Gospels when they talk about how long Jesus was in Jerusalem, and all four Gospels are different in their account of Christ’s last moments and his resurrection.

    In Genesis, Abraham has two sons, in Hebrews, only one.

    The Bible says it’s wrong to lend money with interest in Leviticus, but in Matthew it says it’s wrong to lend money without interest.

    Also, according to the Bible (the best book in the world), my friends argue that God is a vengeful God (Gensis 4:15), and that God is a warrior (Exodus 15:3), and that God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5), and that God is love (2 Corinthians 13:11), and that the spirit of God is peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Which is it, my friends argue?

    I know that these mistakes are intentional. It isn’t my place to questions the Bible (the greatest book in the world) or to doubt its authenticity–clearly God has a purpose for these contradictions to have been left in–but my friends argue that these errors should cause us to question the veracity of all the other claims in the best book in the world and to possibly doubt how much we should really follow it (and of course, by deduction, to question the very existence of God!!!)

    Lastly, while you continuously tout the fact that the Bible (the greatest book in the world) was written by many different men over a very long time as further evidence of its greatness (a fact with which I of course agree), my friends would argue that this is just further evidence that the Bible is just a book, and not the word of God. Its numerous authors, they would argue, suggest that it is simply the work of men attempting to explain the physical world around them through a series of myths or, worse, to justify the right to rule of whomever was in power at the time by rewriting and adding to the Bible their hasty and contradictory additions.

    I have often faced these questions before myself, and I hoped that your post, aptly titled “Bible: The Best Book In The World” might answer them, but I’m still looking for the answers I need to convince my doubting friends.

    Can you answer these questions??

    What I should I tell these friends??

    I anxiously await your response!

    God bless!!!

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