Now this is a very interesting question, and probably one of the most important questions any Christian could ask themselves. What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of God?
In answering this student's question, I encouraged him to consider the following facts about the Bible.
The Pharisees and chief priest sent officers to take Jesus (John 7:32). When the officers returned empty handed, they were asked, “Why have ye not brought him?” The officers could only say, “Never man spake like this man” (John 7:45-46).
So true. No one ever spoke or said things that Jesus said. Many of His statements go completely contrary to the philosophies of this world. Consider these ten amazing statements made by the Lord Jesus Christ.
1. Matthew 19:26 "With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible."
2. Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, Read More…
"He that keepeth the law, happy is he." -Proverbs 29:18
Several years ago Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, said the Ten Commandments were written to take the fun out of life. God did not give us the Ten Commandments to hinder our joy or make us miserable. On the contrary, God gave us the Ten Commandments because they show us how to be truly happy. They are a prescription for happiness.
It's a widely accepted modern myth in our computer-driven, technological age that people today are in some way more advanced than people of thousands of years ago.
The biblical picture is that man has always been man. He has the same emotions, cares and needs today that he has always had. He has always been as curious about his world as he is today. The biblical measure of man is not technological, but moral.
Most of these points are difficult to prove. However, occasionally modern man discovers ancient evidence that reveals amazing technology and inventiveness.