Monday, October 03, 2022

The Inspiration of Scripture

The Bible doesn't attempt to defend its inspiration. Genesis simply opens with the words, "God said." The phrase, "The Lord spoke," is used 560 times in the first five books of the Bible and at least 3,800 times in the whole of the Old Testament. Isaiah claims at least 40 times that his message came directly from God; Ezekiel, 60 times; and Jeremiah, 100 times. There are about 3,800 verses directly or indirectly concerned with prophecy in Scripture. Mormons, Buddhists, and Muslims have what they consider their own sacred writings, but the element of proven prophecy is absent from them. Most people are not aware that the Bible was written over a period of 1,600 years by more than 40 authors on hundreds of controversial subjects, and yet they wrote their words in absolute harmony. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.