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How do you know the Bible is real? Specifically the old testament

For those that have faith, how can you be certain that the stories of the old testament are real and not just made up stories? Why assume that the texts of other religions are false, but not the one of the culture that you live in?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It's ignorance....

    Answer by Skepticchick at 3:31 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

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    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Not just faith but it is a major book that has been written and translated into every lanuguage out there - what other book can you say this about? It is obviously real or people would ignore it and not have it rewitten

    Answer by New2Florida at 3:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • For me it's because events recorded in the Bible are in full harmony with proved historical facts. The book A Lawyer Examines the Bible remarks: “While romances, legends and false testimony are careful to place the events related in some distant place and some indefinite time, . . . the Bible narratives give us the date and place of the things related with the utmost precision.” (Ezekiel 1:1-3) And The New Bible Dictionary states: “[The writer of Acts] sets his narrative in the framework of contemporary history; his pages are full of references to city magistrates, provincial governors, client kings, and the like, and these references time after time prove to be just right for the place and time in question.”—Acts 4:5, 6; 18:12; 23:26.


    Answer by lisarose45 at 3:39 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • I believe in God, but I do not believe the bible word for word. It has been rewritten too many times. Now it's being rewritten again to be politically correct. Um yeah, my point right there.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • and theres the laws on quarantine and hygiene that were given to the Israelites in the book of Leviticus when the surrounding nations knew nothing about such practices. The cycle of rain and evaporation from the ocean, unknown in ancient times, is described at Ecclesiastes 1:7. That the earth is spherical and suspended in space, not confirmed by science until the 16th century, is stated at Isaiah 40:22 and Job 26:7. More than 2,200 years before William Harvey published his findings about the circulation of the blood, Proverbs 4:23 pointed out the role of the human heart. So, while the Bible is not a science textbook, where it touches on matters relating to science, it displays a depth of understanding far in advance of its time.


    Answer by lisarose45 at 3:40 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • The inspired Scriptural record recognized dangers owing to contagious and animal-borne diseases, such as trichinosis, tularemia and others, long before modern science had any concept of bacteria. Even mathematicians are forced to concede the impossibility that Moses just guessed at the accurate Scriptural order of creation, which science now confirms as true. Thus in many fields modern science has been seen to back up the Bible.

    Answer by lisarose45 at 3:47 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • prophecies that have been fulfilled

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • copy and past info because I in a hurry:
    The remarkable evidence of fulfilled prophecy is just one case in point. Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, specifically and meticulously, often long after the prophetic writer had passed away.

    For example, Daniel the prophet predicted in about 538 BC (Daniel 9:24-27) that Christ would come as Israel's promised Savior and Prince 483 years after the Persian emperor would give the Jews authority to rebuild Jerusalem, which was then in ruins. This was clearly and definitely fulfilled, hundreds of years later.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • There are extensive prophecies dealing with individual nations and cities and with the course of history in general, all of which have been literally fulfilled. More than 300 prophecies were fulfilled by Christ Himself at His first coming. Other prophecies deal with the spread of Christianity, as well as various false religions, and many other subjects.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

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