by Bill Nugent
There are hundreds of faiths and philosophies competing for the hearts and minds of people. Which one holds the answers for eternity? The politically correct notion that all faiths are equally true is absurd because all faiths and philosophies contradict each other at their core. The laws of logic tell us that two contradictory statements cannot possibly both be true. Hence if all faiths contradict each other only one faith can be true.
How do we know which faith is true? The ultimate meaning of life has to do with being reconciled to God. God is the Creator and the act of creation is the biggest miracle that ever took place. If creation is a miracle and surely it is, then God is the greatest miracle worker of all. It is therefore reasonable to infer that the one true faith will be the faith that is proven by the greatest miracles. The faith with the greatest miracles wins!
One major type of miracle is predictive prophecy. The Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, contains thousands of predictive prophecies. Jesus Christ came as the promised Messiah of Israel in fulfillment of over 300 predictive prophecies. These 300 prophecies include 62 major prophecies. No religious or political leader in all of world history besides Christ came make this claim. Most holy books of other faiths contain no predictive prophecies at all! Bible based Christianity certainly has the best predictive prophecies and fulfillments.
The Koran makes no claim that Mohammed performed any miracles. The New Testament records dozens of miracles performed by Christ in front of eyewitnesses. Miracles still occur today in answer to the prayers of Christians who pray to the God of the Bible.
Getting back to the matter of predictive prophecies; many of the prophecies are astoundingly specific. One example is the 53rd chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah the prophet. This chapter contains twelve references to the fact that Jesus would come to die for the sins of the people. Phrases like “He was wounded for our transgressions” occur over and over again in this passage. Jesus did indeed come and fulfill this passage. Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament blood sacrificial system when He took upon Himself the punishment that was due to us for our sins. There are other specific predictions such as in Zechariah 11:12-13 which predicted that Jesus would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and that the silver would later be rejected.
In addition to the Messianic prophecies there are over 2,000 other Bible prophecies that have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. These prophecies have to do with the restoration of Israel as a nation (which was fulfilled in 1948) and many other political and social events. Bible prophecies are being fulfilled in our own time!
In addition to the prophecies and miracles there are other types of evidence that confirm the divine inspiration of the Bible. Archaeological finds in Israel and other parts of the Middle East confirm the truth of the Bible’s historical narratives. For instance the Bible makes several references to the Hittite people. For decades skeptical archaeologists regarded the Hittites as a nonhistorical people because they saw no record of them in ancient secular documents. Then in the early twentieth century the Hittite empire’s remains were discovered by archaeologists. The Bible was vindicated.
I’ve written in several DTF articles about the testimonies of people who have stopped UFO abductions by calling out the name of Jesus. I’ve written about the evidence that points to the fact that UFOs are demonic manifestations. Since UFOs are demonic, the way to protect yourself from them is to resist them through the power of Christ. Demons must flee when we resist them in the name of Jesus Christ.
The evidence just keeps piling up that proves the truth of the Bible. The prophecies, miracles and archaeological evidence confirms that the Bible is inspired by God. The Bible is the foundation of western civilization. The sanctity of life, freedom and human rights are derived from the Bible. Most important of all, Christianity gives the message of salvation by which we receive the forgiveness of sins and entrance into heaven. Christianity has the ring of truth and this is confirmed by the fact that it has the best miracles.