Evidence that the Bible is true
There are hundreds of copies of the biblical manuscripts, with remarkable consistency between them, than there are for any of the classics like Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and Homer. There are presently 5,000+ Greek manuscripts in existence today for the New Testament.
To compare Biblical manuscripts with other ancient writings, visit https://carm.org/manuscript-evidence.
To read more about Biblical manuscripts and copies of various historians available, you can visit http://www.debate.org.uk/debate-topics/historical/the-bible-and-the-quran/the-bibles-manuscript-evidence/.
Over the years archaeological discoveries have verified the accuracy of the historical and cultural references in the Bible. The more archaeologists dig, the more it confirms the Bible.
View the top 10 archaeological discoveries that authenticate the Bible video by clicking the link in the sidebar.
There are many references in non-biblical sources referring to the same events as described in the Bible.
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (37 to 100 AD), wrote about many of the events recorded in the Bible and wrote about Lord Jesus. Josephus wrote "... He was the Messiah...He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life...". Read more...
The Bible comprises of 66 books, written by 40 different writers, over 1,500 years but it tells one “central story” of God’s plan of salvation that culminated in Lord Jesus Christ.
A secret message, passed around a circle of 12 people gets distorted at the end.
If a piece of paper is given to 40 people in a room and asked to write what they think of "God", you will receive diverse responses. Now separate these 40 people over time, over 1,500 years across varying cultures and customs and you will end with a view of God that is all over the map.
There is a wide variety of human authors and themes in the Bible. Despite these, there lies a single divine author with a single unifying theme.
Biblical prophecies accurately foretell many events, with specific details, many years (sometimes centuries), before they occur. The sheer volume of prophecies (about 2,500) in the Bible, and the fact that about 2,000 of those have already been fulfilled, without errors, speaks for themselves that they could only come true because of the divine hand of God.
There are over 300 specific prophecies in the Old Testament that are fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The probability of all these prophecies coming true in the life of one person is unimaginable, unless a divine God is orchestrating them all to come true.
For greater details of fulfilled prophecies visit Biblical Prophecies fulfilled page.
From apostles to early believers/martyrs, from St. Augustine to John Wycliffe to Martin Luther to William Tyndale to John Wesley to George Müller to countless everyday men, women and children, the Bible has transformed lives beyond human will, power and comprehension.
These changed lives are a testimony of the fact that the Bible is given by inspiration of God.