In John 8:12, it is recorded that Jesus describes himself as the, 'light of the world'. It is a great comparison because like our Sun, Jesus can appear distant and yet so close. Jesus is eternally radiant, yet sometimes he appears hidden. While he is invisible, He still displays His light on everything around us.
How Do We Know the Bible Is True?
To answer this question we need to understand how the Bible was developed. The bible contains centuries of history since the dawn of time right up until the time of Jesus. It is called God's Word and was written by people inspired by God. The Old Testament is a record of God's dealings with his chosen people - the Jews, and contains the well-known 10 commandments. The New Testament records the time of Jesus and the first century Christians as the early church developed.
The bible records that there is one God who created all things, and that humankind have been separated from God by their sinful nature. It states that Jesus, the Son of God came as a man, lived a sinless life and then took on all the sins of the world and was crucified on our behalf. It records the account of Jesus's resurrection and ascension into heaven. The bible is controversial because it records the creation of the world, records many miracles throughout and claims that Jesus is the actual Son of God who can restore our relationship with God.
There is plenty of evidence that confirms the accuracy of bible.
As a quick summary,
- There is physical evidence. Copies of the earliest versions of the bible have been found and have shown that the Bible has been accurately copied since its earliest days.
- There are archaeological finds that match the account of the bible.
- There is an internal consistency within the bible, even though it consists of many books written by multiple authors over a long time period.
- Jesus was a historical figure that non-biblical texts confirm.
One of the most powerful pieces of evidence can be found through the four Gospels which record the life and ministry of Jesus. The biblical books of Matthew Mark Luke & John contain an accurate record of Jesus from different perspectives. The bible predicted Jesus throughout the Old Testament and Jesus confirmed the accuracy of the Bible when he said, 'Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.' Matthew 5:17