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									Bible Evidences Essay         Mr. Rogalsky          By: Matthew Delaurier         October, 3

      Many People doubt that the Bible is true, this essays purpose is to find evidences to
support that the Bible is indeed true.

Scientific Evidences: Three thousand years ago the Hindu scriptures recorded the earth was
resting on the backs of several huge elephants. The elephants were resting on the back of a
very large turtle that was swimming in a sea. Greek mythology claims that the god Atlas was
holding the earth on his shoulders. But our Bible says in Job 26:7 — “he suspends the earth
over nothing.” What a great statement of fact. The earth is suspended in space. Nothing is
holding it up. Job wrote about the same time the Hindu Scripture was written. How did Job
know this scientific fact? Only God could have revealed this to Job.

For thousands of years people believed the earth was flat. If one went too far, he would fall
over the edge. This was taught in both Hindu and Buddhist scripture. In the 1500s, the first ship
sailed around the world. This proved the earth was round. But the round earth was recorded in
the Bible long before man discovered it in the 1500s.
The prophet Isaiah says “he sits enthroned above the circle of the earth” In Isaiah 40:22.
Solomon made a more vague reference when he wrote, "I was there when he set the heavens
in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep." In Proverbs 8:27. In our
century, Arabs spoke of infidels being pushed over the edge into space. About 3,000 years ago,
our Bible said the earth was round. This was not discovered until 500 years ago. Indeed, the
Bible is the truth and the inspired Word of God.

Ancient people were afraid of the sun, moon and stars. They thought they were alive and that
they were gods. But over 5,000 years ago, the Bible in the first chapter of Genesis pointed out
that the sun, moon and stars were created by God. Remember, our God says that He is the one
and only God. This proves the sun, moon and stars that he created are not gods.
Eclipses are an example of what people feared. An eclipse happens when the sun’s light is
blocked by the earth or moon. The moon is bright because it reflects the sun’s light. But when
the earth blocks that light, the moon looks like it is disappearing. Also, when the moon comes
between the earth and the sun, it looks like the sun is disappearing.
This was scary to people long ago. Some thought eclipses happened when the moon was mad
at the earth and turned its face away. The Chinese believed that an eclipse was caused by a
demon or some huge animal that ate the sun and then would give them up again. God told
Jeremiah (10:2 KJ): "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." God went on to
reassure Jeremiah that the universe is under God’s control .Later scientists learned that
heavenly bodies were not alive and that man need not fear them. Thousands of years before
scientists discovered that the planetary bodies like the sun stars and the moon were inanimate
or not in a physically living state, the Bible contained this scientific fact.
In the 1800s, Matthew Maury, believed his Bible. As a Christian he loved to read the Bible. One
day Maury was reading about the dominion man was given over the animals in Psalm 8. He was
amazed that verse 8 spoke of the fish and all creatures that swim in the "paths of the sea." how
could this be? He never knew there was such a thing. He was determined to find them. Maury
discovered that the oceans have many paths or currents, which were kind of like rivers flowing
through the sea. Maury wrote the first book on oceanography and became known as "the
pathfinder of the seas."
Maury received his idea about ocean currents from reading Psalm 8:8 which was written about
3,000 years ago by King David. David wrote as he was moved by the Holy Spirit and probably
never actually saw an ocean.
Psalm 8:8 also spoke of fish in the "paths of the seas." All fishing boats make a good catch in the
currents or paths of the sea. They have learned this is where the fish swim, Interesting...

Prophetic Evidences: The bible is unique among the religious books of our world. Some of them
contain a few vague forecasts, but nothing comparable to the vast number of specific
prophecies found in the Bible. An example is that, Jesus Christ fulfilled every prophecy written
about the coming Messiah, over three hundred of them! Would that have been possible had He
not been the Son of the Living God?

Here is a short listing of some of the hundreds of prophecies concerning Jesus.

Son of God Psalm 2:6-7

Virgin birth Isaiah 7:14

Birthplace Micah 5:2

Piercing of side Zechariah 12:10

Darkness Psalm 22:2

Vinegar Psalm 69:21

Mocking Psalm 22:6-8

Nakedness Psalm 22:17

Gambling for clothes Psalm 22:18

Unbroken bones Psalm 34:20

Burial Isaiah 53:9

Resurrection Psalm 16:10; Hosea 6:2; Psalm 30:3,9; Isaiah 53:10
         Scholars suggest that there are about 1,000 prophecies altogether in the Bible, some
800 in the Old Testament and about 200 in the New Testament.
The most important of the end-time prophecies, is the re-establishment of Israel as a nation.
Israel was completely destroyed by the invading army of the Romans in 70 AD. All of God’s
chosen people were either slaughtered or scattered from one end of the world to the other.
Israel’s land was occupied and ruled by other Nations for over 1900 years. Yet Israel survived as
a distinct nationality, and then finally regained its homeland and became recognized as a nation
once more by the other nations of the world. The Jews began to return to Palestine in small
numbers in the early part of the twentieth century, and then in much larger numbers after
World War I. After World War II the Israeli nation was re-established in part in 1948, and in
1967 in the "six-day war" Israel recaptured the "old city" of Jerusalem. Amazingly, Jerusalem is
now completely under Jewish control, except for one spot. This is on Mount Moriah where the
Arabs have built their famous Dome-of-the-Rock, the second most holy place in the Muslim
world. The Jews for political or other reasons have not yet expelled the Arabs from this site, and
proceed to rebuild their temple, as they must want to do Last Days Prophecy is being fulfilled
right before our eyes!

       Matthew 24:36 says “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in
heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”. When talking about the End of the earth and the
Second Coming of Christ. But although this verse man persist in trying to figure out when the
end of the earth is. From 44 AD to 2047 there have been Over 200 false predictions and
counting. Yes the end is coming people, but all human predictions are wrong.

       Uniqueness of the Bible:

        The Bible has been read by more people and published in more languages than any
other book. The bible is without error, in spite of the fact that it was written over a 1600-year
span, during 60 generations, and by more than 40 authors from every walk of life including
kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars, and others. The Bible was
written in a variety of places, during times of war and peace, on three continents, Africa, Asia,
and Europe, in three languages Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Yet, when the Bible is analyzed as
a whole, it speaks with amazing unity, about hundreds of controversial subjects about which
there are hundreds of opposing opinions! Our science books, which represent "truth" about
science and nature as we know it, are obsolete in as soon as five to ten years, and must be
constantly revised because of "theories" or concepts that have mistakes!

In Conclusion, the Facts and Evidences I have brought forward, from Scientific Evidences,
Prophetic Evidences and the Uniqueness of the Bible prove that the Holy Bible is indeed the
truth as it is God breathed and the inspired Word of God.
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