Why Can We Trust The Bible Part 1

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Why Can We Trust The Bible

How do I know I can trust the Bible?’ That’s a legitimate question because if this is not the word of God let’s go home. I can think of a lot of other things to do besides reading a book that’s just another book by a bunch of men.

You will find as we look at the word of God that it is unlike any other book. It’s not only the best-selling book of all time; it’s not only the most translated book of all time; it’s not only the most-read book of all time; it’s also the most debated book of all time and it has survived all kinds of disputes and disagreements and denial … and it’s still here.

Our Big Question: How do we know that we can trust the bible?


The Bible Is Scientifically Accurate

  1. The Earth Example:

The Bible was not given to be a science textbook and it doesn’t use scientific language, but the Bible never uses bad science, In fact, the Bible is always ahead of scientific discoveries. Things have been told in the Bible thousands of years before scientists actually discovered it, confirmed it, or even paid attention to what the Bible had already said about it.

The reason the Bible is scientifically accurate is that the laws of the universe were invented by God, God knows the scientific laws of the universe better than we do. Human science frequently changes, but truth never changes.

Apologetics speaker and author Lee Strobel, who among his many books wrote The Case for a Creator, told The Christian Post Monday that as scientists make new discoveries and conclusions they often get closer to the truth found in the Bible.

For example, you might expect the Bible to say the world is flat because, for thousands of years, everybody thought the world was flat. But, 2,600 years ago the Bible said in Isaiah 40:22, ‘God is enthroned above the sphere of the earth.‘ Two thousand, six hundred years ago, the Bible said the world is not flat. It’s a sphere. It’s a globe. It said it long before anyone started coming up with that idea. Nowhere in the Scripture does it say the world is flat.

2.Hand Washing & Disease Control Example:

According to scientific discoveries, the Encyclopedia Britannica gave an account of a young doctor in 1845 who discovered the importance of washing. Hundreds of years ago, a major problem was the death rate among women giving birth in hospitals was high. In some years the death rate was 30% of women after giving birth. In centuries past, doctors never practiced washing their hands before going to the next patient. This was because the presence of microscopic diseases wasn’t yet discovered. When it was discovered that washing hands would help stop the spread of disease the death rate of pregnant women dropped down to 2%.

However, the Bible clearly taught people how to deal with diseases earlier than when science discovered washing on water.

“Now when the man with the discharge becomes cleansed from his discharge, then he shall count off for himself seven days for his cleansing; he shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water and will become clean.” (Leviticus 15:13)

3.The Blood Example: 

We all know that just by taking a blood sample, a doctor can evaluate the health issues and conditions of a person. And the discovery of healing through blood transfusions was a game changer. Not many people know this but our first President George Washington was sick and died from bleeding out. It was a common practice of Doctors to bleed out someone because they had thought sickness was in the blood. Now we know that a blood transfusion replenishes lost blood. But long before science discovered about this biological truth, the Bible has already spoken of it.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.” (Leviticus 17:11)

4.The Bible and Quarantine Example:

Before medical science found out about the importance of isolating a person with infectious disease, God taught His people about this in the Bible. In the 14th century, 70 million lives were taken through plague because they failed to separate the sick from the healthy. It was until the 17th century that the laws of quarantine were instigated. But well before modern medicine, God instructed his people to do this with their sick.

“As long as he has the infection, he remains unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.” (Leviticus 13:46)


The Bible has stayed ahead of its time, and while modern science continues to change, the Bible continues to hold true. Stay tuned for part 2 of why we can trust the bible.