The Bible is Fact and the Absolute Word of GodJune 13, 2023
The bible is fact and it precedes science
When going on a journey to a new destination, it is crucial for a passenger to follow the guidance system instructions as they are given. Without following these instructions, one can get lost and possibly never make it to his/her destination. Our life of faith is a journey to the glorious kingdom of heaven and the only guidance system is the words that God has given us through the bible. Therefore, it is vital to understand that the bible is fact. For this reason, the bible begins with the creation of the present heaven and earth and concludes with the creation of the new heaven and the new earth that we long to go to. Without following the instructions of the bible, we can never make it to the kingdom of heaven. However, many find it difficult to trust that the words of the bible are the unadulterated words of God. Thus, God leaves scientific and historical evidence in the bible to help build our faith in the words of the Bible. Let us study about this.
Job 26:7 “He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.”
The book of Job speaks about the earth being suspended in space without any strings or external objects being attached to it. This is common knowledge to society due to the discovery of the law of universal gravitation by Isaac Newton in the 17th century. However, prior to this discovery, was mankind even close to realizing this reality? No. History books show of cultures believing that the earth was held either by Atlas, or carried on a turtle’s back. However, none came close to realizing the truth.
Yet, Job was able to write this truth in the Old Testament, which was recorded about 3,500 years ago. Without any scientific background or technology to determine this fact, one must ask how Job was able to correctly state a truth that was only discovered about 200 years ago? Job only wrote down the wisdom given to him by God (2 Pe 1:20-21) and as God is the creator of the heavens and the earth, only God would be able to accurately testify to the mechanisms behind orientation of the planets.
It is easy for many to place their trust in science, however, does this verse not show that the bible precedes science? Thus, shouldn’t greater trust be placed in the words of God, (i.e. the Bible)?
Let us further confirm that the bible is fact.
Job 36:27-28 ““He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.”
This verse describes the water cycle that was discovered by Marriotte and Perrault in the 16th and 17th centuries.
What was discovered by man about 300-400 years ago was already testified in the bible 3,500 years ago by God the creator. Why did God allow these two scientific discoveries to be recorded in the bible? To allow all mankind a chance to realize that the bible is fact and the words of God the creator.
God speaks the future into existence
The bible also includes records of events prior to their occurrence. These are known as prophecies. Today, we know some of these events as history. But who can predict the future? Only God can. Then, let us see the prophecies God testified about and realize that the bible is fact.
The first prophecy to be studied is that of Cyrus, the former king of Persia. One notable accomplishment of Cyrus was his ability to conquer the kingdom of Babylon. Babylon was a formidable kingdom that all failed to conquer, except King Cyrus. During his attack on Babylon, Cyrus was met with help from within the kingdom, a fortunate and unexpected turn of events for him. During his inspection of his newly acquired kingdom, Cyrus was made aware of the scroll of Isaiah. After reading the scroll, Cyrus gave an unexpected proclamation as follows:
Ezra 1:1-3 “In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing: “This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: “ ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.”
What made this proclamation unexpected? Cyrus was a gentile king. This means that he did not believe in the God of the Bible. However, why does his whole proclamation give praise to God? Also, why does he willingly free all the Israelites (God’s people) to build a temple for God? Wouldn’t it make more sense for him to keep them as slaves that work for his newly acquired kingdom? The reason for his actions are a result of what he read in the scroll.
Isaiah 45:1-3, 13 ““This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. … I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the Lord Almighty.”
The scroll of Isaiah was written 170 years before Cyrus freed the Israelites. Yet it testified to Cyrus’ accomplishment of conquering Babylon and explained the unexpected fortune of help he received during his attack on Babylon. Most importantly, this prophecy mentioned Cyrus’ name. Upon reading this, how could Cyrus deny the God of the Bible? This led him to give his proclamation and free the Israelites thus completing the remainder of the prophecy.
Who can determine the birth, name and detailed achievements of a person 170 years before it occurs? No one except God. The reason we are able to read about such an outstanding prophecy is because the bible is the word of God who can tell the end from the beginning.
Let us look at another prophecy. The next prophecy was revealed to the prophet Daniel in a dream just before Babylon was destroyed (Dan. 8:1).
Daniel 8:20-22 “The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.”
Not only does this prophecy talk about the destruction of Babylon before it happens, but it also includes the destruction of the next successive kingdom, Greece, and the exact number of rulers to follow the large horn that was responsible for the destruction of Media-Persia. The first king of Greece, the large horn, represents Alexander the Great. Following his death, exactly four of his generals took over his vast lands, thus dividing them into four kingdoms. Only God could foretell the future to this level of detail. This proves that the bible is fact and the absolute word of God the creator.
The bible prophecies about the spiritual world
The purpose of realizing the prophecies in the bible is not for knowledge.
Revelation 21:1, 4 “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. … ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’”
It is to trust that when we follow the instructions given to us by Elohim God the Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother New Jerusalem, we will be able to enter the glorious kingdom of heaven where there is no pain, sorrow or death. It is to build a foundational faith that the Ones whose word we follow are indeed the creators of the vast universe. It is to be a part of this prophecy, that is yet to be fulfilled.
All mankind constantly seeks happiness. However, that eternal happiness only exists in the kingdom of heaven. As that is Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother’s kingdom, we cannot expect to be able to enjoy it without first having faith in Them.
Once we realize Elohim God through the words of God, then we can build a strong love for God that eagerly anticipates our reunion in the kingdom of heaven. Understanding this, let us make every effort to study the hidden truths of the bible with a humble heart and mind and be a part of the prophecy of the kingdom of heaven.
God bless you