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Don McClain
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Why Should We Believe The Bible?
How Did The Bible Come Down To Us?
What Books Belong in the Bible?
Does Historical & Archaeological Evidence Support The
Trustworthiness of the Scriptures?
• Does Bible Prophecy Support the Divine Origin of
Scripture?
• To What Extent Is The Bible Inspired?
• Has the Text of the Bible Been Corrupted?
• What Is Meant By “The Scripture Cannot Be Broken?”
• Can We Understand the Bible Alike?
Don McClain
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#1 - God Is –
Faith (if it is faith) is NOT blind!! – Is. 40:2226; Heb. 11:1;6; Rom. 1:20; 10:17
There is more than sufficient evidence to
support faith in God – Rom. 1:18-21; Ps. 19:1;
94:9; 143:5; Is. 42:5; Job 12:9; 26:14; 36:2433
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God has both the power and desire to reveal
himself and His will to and for His creation –
Deut. 29:29; 1 Cor. 2:10; Eph. 3:5; Titus
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2:11,12; 1 Peter 1:10-12
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#2 – Divine Confirmation
Fulfillment of prophecy - 2 Chron. 36:22; Ezra
1:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 27:35
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Isa. 7:13,14
Virgin Birth
Luke 1:26-35
Mic. 5:2
Bethlehem
Matt. 2:1-11
Zech. 9:9,10
Enter on colt
Matt. 21:1-9
Psa. 41:9
Betrayed/friend
Mark 14:43-49
Zech. 11:12
Price of betrayal
Matt. 27:3-10
Isa. 53:4-7
Suffer in Silence
Mark 15:2-5
Psa 22:18
Cast Lots /vesture
John 19:24
1400 - 700 BC
4BC - 29AD
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#2 – Divine Confirmation
Fulfillment of prophecy - 2 Chron. 36:22; Ezra
1:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 27:35
Unexplainable statements if not divinely
inspired
The world
thought flat
until the
1400’s
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The circle of the earth Is. 40:22; (700BC)
(2000 BC) – Job 26:710;
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#2 – Divine Confirmation
Fulfillment of prophecy - 2 Chron. 36:22; Ezra
1:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 27:35
Unexplainable statements if not divinely
inspired
Don McClain
Hydrology –
Ecclesiastes
1:6,7; Job 36:2729
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#2 – Divine Confirmation
Fulfillment of prophecy - 2 Chron. 36:22; Ezra
1:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 27:35
Unexplainable statements if not divinely
inspired
Astronomy
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“host of heaven cannot be numbered..”
Jer. 33:22
He telleth the number of the stars...His
understanding is infinite”
Psa. 147:44,5
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#2 – Divine Confirmation
Fulfillment of prophecy - 2 Chron. 36:22; Ezra
1:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 27:35
Unexplainable statements if not divinely
inspired
Miraculous confirmation provided during the
time of revelation – John 20:30,31; Heb. 2:3,4
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Preservation – despite all of the enemies of
the scriptures, (Unbelieving Jews, Governments of men,
Atheist & Agnostics, etc.) – (Luke 21:33)
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#3 – It Answers Every
Human Need!
Where did we come from? (Gen. 1:1)
Why are we here? (Ecc. 12:13)
How should we live? (Titus 2:11,12)
What about religion? (John 4:24)
What about life after death? (Ecc. 3:11;
12:14; Acts 17:26-31)
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#4 – Harmonious In Thought!
66 different books Written by 40 different men –
Three different languages
written over 1600 year span
YET - One Harmonious Thought!
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Christ is coming! – Christ has
come! – Christ is coming again!
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#1 God Is!
#2 God Has Provided
Divine Confirmation!
#3 It Answers Every
Human Need!
#4 It Is One
Harmonious Thought!
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2 Tim 3:16,17
Rom. 10:17
Acts 17:30
Rom. 10:9
1 Peter 3:21
John 12:48
2 Thes 1:7-9
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'All scripture is given by inspiration of God.'