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How do we know that the Bible is really the Word of God and not the Apocrypha, the Koran or the Book of Mormons etc.?



The question of which (if any) religious texts are the true word of God is the most important question of all. So that we don't go in circles here, the first question we have to ask is: How do we know that God communicated in the first place? Well, God should have communicated somehow so that people would understand, but that also means that people could invent their own messages and just claim that they were from God. So it seems logical that if God desires his communication to be authentic, He will verify it in a way that it cannot be copied by pure humans - in other words, by miracles. That restricted the field immensely.

Beyond the proof of the correctness of the Bible (proof of the manuscripts) and its historical proof (archaeological proof) the most important proof is the inspiration of the Bible. The true determination of the biblical claim to absolute intrinsic truth lies in its supernatural evidence, including prophecies. God used prophets to proclaim and write down his word; and God used miracles, like fulfilled prophecies, to confirm His messengers. For example, God promises in Genesis 12: 7 that the land of Canaan was intended for Abraham and his descendants. In 1948 this land was returned to the Jewish people for the second time in history. That may not sound like astonishing, but there is no other nation in history that has been driven from their land and returned. Israel did it twice. The book of Daniel accurately foretold the emergence of four great kingdoms, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. It happened centuries before these kingdoms were formed. Daniel wrote down details of how these kingdoms would be ruled and broken. His prophecy includes the reign of Alexander the Great and Antiochus Epiphanies.

In Ezekiel 26 we read in amazing detail how the city of Tire would be destroyed: it will be torn down and its remains thrown into the sea. When Alexander the Great marched into this area, he met a group of people hiding in a tower on an island near the coast of Tire. He couldn't cross the canal to fight the people in the tower. Instead of sitting it out, the proud conqueror had his army throw stones into the sea to build a bridge over to the island. It worked. His army crossed the canal and took over the fortress there. But where did he get so many stones from? The stones they used were the remains of the city of Tire, the stones of which had been thrown into the sea!

There are so many prophecies about Christ (over 270!) That it would take too many pages to list them all here. In addition, Jesus would have had no control over some of the prophecies about him, such as his place of birth or the time of his birth. The odds that someone could meet even 16 of them is 1 in 1045. How much is that? For comparison: there are fewer than 1082 atoms in the entire universe! And Jesus, who confirmed the Bible as God's Word, demonstrated his reliability and divinity through his resurrection (a historical fact that cannot simply be ignored).

Now let's look at the Koran. Its author, Mohammed, did no miracles to confirm his message (not even when he was asked to do so by his successors - Suras 17: 91-95; 29: 47-51). It is only in much later traditions (the hadith) that supposed miracles appear, and all of them are extremely fantastic (like Muhammad's cutting the moon in half) and have no reliable testimony to corroborate them. In addition, the Qur'an contains clear historical errors. Muslims believe that the Bible is inspired but has errors from revision (Sura 2,136 and Sura 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 25). The question she cannot adequately answer is, “When was the Bible corrupted?” If you say before AD 600, how can the Koran exhort believers to read it? If they say it's after AD 600. happens, then they go from bad to worse because there is no doubt about the accuracy of the biblical manuscripts from the 3rd century onwards. Even if Christianity were wrong, the Koran still has an insurmountable problem because it accuses Christians of believing things that it does not believe. For example, the Koran teaches that Christians believe in the Trinity of Father, Mother (Mary) and the Son (Sura 5: 73-75, 116); and the Qur'an also says that Christians believe that God had sex with Mary in order to father the Son (Suras 2,116; 6,100-101; 10,68; 16,57; 19,35; 23,91; 37,149-151; 43: 16-19). If the Koran is really from God, it should at least be able to correctly report on the Christian faith.

Joseph Smith, the author of the Book of Mormons, tried miracles such as prophecy (a test of a true prophet in Deuteronomy 18: 21-22 of the Bible) but failed several times. He foretold the second coming of Christ in History of the Church (HC) 2,382. Smith preached that the second coming of the Lord would be in 56 years (circa 1891). However, the second coming did not happen in 1891, nor does the Mormon Church claim it. Smith also prophesied that several cities would be destroyed in Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) 84: 114-115. New York, Albany, and Boston should be destroyed if, according to Smith, they reject the gospel. Joseph Smith himself went to New York, Albany, and Boston and preached there. However, these cities rejected the gospel and were not destroyed. Another famous false prophecy from Joseph Smith is his "End of all Nations" in D&C 87 regarding the South Carolina rebellion in the US Civil War. The south of the United States was supposed to appeal to Great Britain for help, which would result in a war over all nations; Slaves would revolt, the people of the whole earth would mourn, famine, plagues, earthquakes, thunder and lightning and a complete end to all nations would follow, according to Smith. The south, but not the slaves, finally rebelled in 1861, the war did not extend over all nations, there was no worldwide famine, plagues or earthquakes and it was not "the end of all nations".

The collection of scriptures called Apocrypha ("hidden scriptures") by Protestants and deuterocanonical scriptures ("second canon") by the Roman Catholic Church. These books were published between 300 BC. and 100 AD written, the intertestamental period between the God-given writings of God's prophets in the Old Testament and those of the apostles and their contemporaries in the New Testament. The Apocrypha were included in the Bible as "infallible" by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent in 1546. Thus the Apocrypha would fall under biblical credibility if these scriptures were truly inspired by God; but evidence seems to suggest that it is not. In the Bible we find prophets from God whose message has been confirmed and justified by miracles or the fulfillment of prophecy. Their message was immediately accepted by the people (Deuteronomy 31:26; Joshua 24:26; 1 Samuel 10:25; Daniel 9.2; Colossians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:15-16). But in the Apocrypha we find exactly the opposite; none of the apocryphal books were written by a prophet. Neither of these books was included in the Hebrew scriptures. None of the authors of the Apocryphal books have been ratified. None of these books were later cited as authoritative by the biblical authors. There are no fulfilled prophecies in a book of the Apocrypha. And finally, Jesus, who quoted from every passage of the Old Testament, did not quote from the Apocrypha once. Neither does his disciples.

The Bible so far outshines any competing source claiming to be God's revelation. If the Bible were not the Word of God, it would be impossible to choose from the remaining sources. If the Bible is not the word of God, then we are left with no clear criteria by which we know what could be.



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How do we know that the Bible is really the Word of God and not the Apocrypha, the Koran or the Book of Mormons etc.?
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