Is The Bible The Absolute Truth?

What is truth? The day and age in which we live claims that truth is relative and needs to be re-interpreted by successive generations. But if this is true, we are in a lot of trouble.

For example, the human body requires certain types of food to survive and this has never changed. Now we can attempt to add “foods” such as artificial sweeteners, food colourants, sodas, fast foods and other fake foods to the list. But if we lived on these fake foods long enough we will soon find out that our bodies would reject them.

Our bodies were designed to be fuelled by the foods that God created in the first place. Nothing has changed. Therefore the truth about the types of food required by the human body  for survival cannot be relative, and neither will these requirements for survival change in future.

Even the laws of society are not relative. Current laws are interpreted by preceding laws that in some cases go back for centuries. In fact much of the laws of Western Culture are based on the Bible.

What makes the Bible even more credible is the fact that it was written by different people at different times, and over a long period. Amazingly, the Bible validates itself in many ways. The bulk of Biblical prophecies have already been fulfilled in great detail and we can therefore assume that the remaining small percentage of unfulfilled prophecies will also be fulfilled in the near future. Biblical archaeology and historic writings of even non-Christians also confirm the Bible. It is also historically verifiable that Jesus existed and that he was in fact crucified by the Romans on a cross. The Bible also provides accounts in four versions of the gospel story of people who saw Jesus after he had been resurrected from the dead.

What is even more revealing is how the Bible so accurately describes the lost condition of humanity, man’s sinful nature and depravity, and the consequences of living without God. Even contemporary history has proven how depraved humanity can become when God or the teachings of the Bible are not factored into our frame of reference.

The book of Revelation paints a startling picture of how life on earth will unfold at the end of this age. Our daily news channels paint a pretty bleak picture of life on earth and although we claim that life is so much better in our generation, we see decline in almost every sphere of life.

Our media is simply validating scriptures such as Matthew 24.  Jesus warned that these signs will occur and that they will be only the beginning of more terrible things to come before He returns.

  • wars and rumours of wars
  • nations will rise against nations and kingdoms will rise against kingdoms
  • there will be famines and earthquakes in various places
  • cosmic disturbances
  • persecution
  • deception by false prophets
  • an increase in evil (wickedness)
  • an increase in the preaching of the Christian gospel
  • a time of great distress that will be unprecedented in history

Verse 32 – 35 states

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the people of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Are you ready for the return of Christ? Jesus said “you must be born again” otherwise we will not enter the kingdom of God or into God’s presence.

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