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1 Presented by Dr Thomas J Kindell Founder & President of Reasons for Faith Ministries, Inc. Presented by Dr Thomas J Kindell Founder & President of Reasons for Faith Ministries, Inc. Be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is within you I Peter 3:15 Was Jesus death and resurrection a hoax? Are there facts that support the resurrection? What really happened to Jesus body? Was Jesus seen after His death on the cross? Wasnt the Bible just written by men? Can the stories of Jesus really be trusted? Is archeology a friend of the Bible? Was Jesus death and resurrection a hoax? Are there facts that support the resurrection? What really happened to Jesus body? Was Jesus seen after His death on the cross? Wasnt the Bible just written by men? Can the stories of Jesus really be trusted? Is archeology a friend of the Bible?

2 THE UNIQUENESS AND DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE

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4 THE BIBLE IS UNIQUE IN MORE WAYS THAN ANY OTHER BOOK IN HISTORY Websters Definition of Unique: 1. One and only; single; sole. 2.Different from all others; having no like or equal. 2.Different from all others; having no like or equal.

5 1.UNIQUE IN ITS CIRCULATION a. The first book printed – Latin Vulgate b. Printed more times, read by more millions than any best seller I Natl. Bible Society of Scotland – 88 million II.By ,330,213,000 Bibles in print III. In the 2000s – Scores of millions annually – billions overall

6 2. UNIQUE IN ITS TRANSLATION a. One of first translated – Jewish OT- LXX b. By 1970, in whole or part – 1,280 languages 3. UNIQUE IN ITS INFLUENCE ON LITERATURE a. Josh McDowell – conservatively 1,000 times greater influence b. Literary Scholar Bernard Ramm: c. By 2022 worlds first universal text

7 No other book in all human history has in turn inspired the writing of so many books as the Bible. Bernard Ramm No other book in all human history has in turn inspired the writing of so many books as the Bible. Bernard Ramm

8 4. UNIQUE IN ITS SURVIVAL THROUGH PERSECUTION a. In AD 303 Diocletian issued edict to destroy Christians & their Bible b. 25 years after Diocletians edict Constantine issued edict to Eusebius c. Voltaires prediction

9 5. UNIQUE IN ITS SURVIVAL THROUGH SCHOLARLY CRITICISM a. Documentary hypothesis b. Walls of Jericho c. Hittites – Harvard – 1200 years d. Jesus tried at pavement – Roman barracks after Titus

10 a. New Testament written nearly 2000 yrs ago – cant trust to be accurate b. Historical tests determine accuracy of transmission I. Bibliographical II. Internal Evidence - Eyewitnesses 6. UNIQUE IN THE ACCURACY OF ITS TRANSMISSION THRU TIME III. External Evidence – Secular history and archeology

11 WHEN EARLIEST NO. OF AUTHOR WRITTEN COPY COPIES Caesar B.C.900 A.D. 10 Plato (Tetralogies) B.C.900 A.D. 7 Tacitus (Annals) 100 A.D A.D. 20 Pliny the Younger A.D. 50 A.D. 7 Thucydides B.C. 900 A.D. 8 Suetonius A.D. 950 A.D. 8 Herodotus B.C. 900 A.D. 8 Sophocles B.C A.D. 193 Catullus 54 B.C A.D. 3 Euripides B.C A.D. 9 Demosthenes B.C A.D. 200* Aristotle B.C A.D. 49* Aristophanes B.C. 900 A.D. 10 Homer (Iliad) 900 B.C. 400 B.C. 643 New Testament A.D. 125 A.D. 24,000+ MANUSCRIPT AUTHORITY OF ANCIENT TEXTS

12 UNEQUALLED TRANSMISSION PURITY Early church fathers years – 11 verses Hindu Vedas – 28% corrupt Works of Shakespeare – 10 % corrupt New Testament has more manuscript authority than any 30 classic works combined Rejection of the New Testament logically requires rejection of all ancient literature and history New Testament – 40 lines, less than ½ of 1%

13 a. Written over a 1500 year span – covering over sixty generations 7. UNIQUE IN ITS CONTINUITY b. Written by forty plus authors from every walk of life c. Written in different places I.Moses in the wilderness II.Jeremiah in a dungeon III.Daniel on a hillside & in a palace IV.Paul inside prison walls

14 V.Luke while traveling VI.John on the Isle of Patmos VII.Others in the rigors of a military campaign d. Written at different times – times of war and times of peace e. Written during different moods – from the heights of joy to the depths of sorrow and despair f. Written on three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe

15 g. Written in three languages – Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek h. Includes hundreds of controversial subjects

16 8. UNIQUE IN ITS EVIDENCE FULFILLED PROPHECY a. No other sacred book contains detailed prophecies like the Bible I.Nostradamus – Vague – not 100% …I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done… Isaiah 46:9-10 If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets they will not be persuaded… Luke 16:31 If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets they will not be persuaded… Luke 16:31

17 Princess Diana would die at age 73 U. S. Western States would sink into the Pacific in the 1990s East Africa would split into three pieces in the 1990s South America would split into pieces in the 1990s New York City and the State of Florida flooded by the sea A. Nostradamus scholars predicted:

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19 II.Jean Dixon – About 5% of the time Catapulted to fame by 1956 prophesy of 1960 Presidential election – false. Dixons assassination prophecy was highly publicized and constantly harped on but what they dont publicize are the false prophecies: A. World War III would begin in 1954 B. Red China would be admitted into the UN in 1958 – not until 1971

20 D. The Vietnam War would end in 1966 E. On Oct. 19, 1968 she predicted Jacqueline Kennedy was NOT even thinking of marriage C. Union Leader Walter Reuther would run for President in 1964 F. Jean Dixon: Predictions (Fisher & Commins) A comet will strike the Earth in 80s - Red China: germ warfare hits West - African continental war in First US woman President in 1980s F. Jean Dixon: Predictions (Fisher & Commins) A comet will strike the Earth in 80s - Red China: germ warfare hits West - African continental war in First US woman President in 1980s

21 b. In contrast Bible prophesy is specific and 100% accurate I.Cyrus – Rebuilding of Temple – Isaiah 44: :1 II.Tyre – Ezekial 26

22 Therefore, thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you as the sea brings up its waves… Ezekial 26:3

23 …And they will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock. Ezekial 26:4

24 For thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, calvary and a great army… Ezekial 26:7

25 …He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a mound against you, and raise up a large shield against you. Ezekial 26:8

26 Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water. Ezekial 26:12

27 And I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the Lord have spoken, declares the Lord God. Ezekial 26:14

28 I shall bring terrors on you, and you will be no more, though you will be sought, you will never be found again, declares the Lord God. Ezekial 26:21

29 b. In contrast Bible prophesy is specific and 100% accurate I.Cyrus – Rebuilding of Temple – Isaiah 44: :1 II.Tyre – Ezekial 26 A.Predictions: Nebuchadnezzar will destroy the mainland city of Tyre (26:8) Many nations against Tyre (26:30

30 Throw the debris into the water (26:12) Never be rebuilt (26:14) Fishermen will spread nets over the site (26:5) III.This prophecy has been literally fulfilled in every detail Make her a bare rock; flat like the top of a rock (26:4) Never to be found again (26:21)

31 I.Forgave sins II.Received worship III.Received proclamations of others IV.Directly claimed John 8:58 9. ULTIMATE UNIQUE PROOF OF OLD TESTAMENT a. God came down as a man and told us face to face

32 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM. John 8:58

33 VI.Works sake - Creator VII.Fulfilled prophecy VIII.He rose from the dead! V.Claimed oneness with God - Trinity

34 a. How specific is your address? 10. GOD WROTE A PROPHETIC ADDRESS IN HISTORY TO IDENTIFY HIS SON I.Lineage or Genealogy – Seed of the woman, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Jesse and David b. Gods prophetic address contains 332 prophecies II.Exact location of Birth – Micah 5:2

35 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2 NKJ

36 III.Messiah would present Himself at a precise period in history – Daniel 9 A. Of all commandments made by Kings in history only one would start this chronology B. 69 Septets of 360 day years after Artaxerxes command. 483 years after 444 BC is 33 AD – Triumphal Entry. C. H W Hoehner, Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ Nisan 444 BC to Nisan 10, 33 AD

37 Triumphal Entry - March 30, 33 AD 40 major claims to be Messiah IV.Messiah would die A. Cut off – Isaiah 53, Daniel 9 – not old age, disease, accident B. Sacrificial death – Daniel 9, Isaiah 53 – vicarious – in our place C. Maltreated but spoke not a word to save Himself from death D. Death associated with the wicked and the rich

38 E. Killed although innocent – no violence – no deceit in mouth F. Made intercession for the transgressors G. Casting of lots for His garment – Psalm 22 H. Messiah would be betrayed – Zech. By a friend For 30 pieces of silver

39 V.Messiah would be both human and Divine A. Micah 5:2 – Origin from eternity B. Isaiah 7:14 – A sign, a virgin conceives C. Isaiah 9:6 – Unto us a child is born… D. Psalm 16:10 – Holy One, no corruption Used to buy a potters field In the temple Money would be thrown down

40 CONCLUSION FULFILLED PROPHECY PROVES THE DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE AND CONFIRMS THE CLAIMS OF CHRIST CONCLUSION FULFILLED PROPHECY PROVES THE DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE AND CONFIRMS THE CLAIMS OF CHRIST

41 OBJECTIONS TO CHRISTS FULFILLMENTS OF PROPHECY 1. Prophecies written after the time of Christ 2. Christ deliberately attempted fulfillments 3. Fulfillment was just a coincidence A. Old Testament completed C BC B. Septuagint translation began 250 BC A. Christian Victory Publishing Co. - $1,000

42 Any man living or dead – 20 Messianic prophecies fulfilled 8 prophecies – 1 in B. Peter Stoner, Science Speaks Any man in history – 20 specific prophecies 200 years in advance 48 prophecies – 1 in compared to Definitely NOT by chance!

43 What will you do with this unique Book and Man? Will you accept the evidence or reject it? Dont miss the destiny and purpose for which you were created!


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