Why I Believe the Bible

by Scott Huckaby

It is common for people in our age to dismiss the Bible as "myth and ancient history." It is also politically correct to view Bible believers as closed-minded but the real closed-minded ones are those who neglect to check out for themselves what the Bible is really about. This short article explains why I came to believe the Bible.

The Bible is full of prophecies that have either been fulfilled or soon will be.  When a person rejects the Bible, they are dismissing the idea that God could be powerful enough to actually foretell the future. But God is outside the confines of time which is part of the context for people in this life.

The discovery of God's 100% accurate future-telling attribute is what led me to Him in the first place. The Bible says that Jesus Christ will return to earth some day and gives "signs" to look for that tell us when we are in the season of this event (Luke 21:31). I once scoffed at such an idea but there are too many instances where the Bible explains what is going on in the world today for this to be just coincidence.

When I first believed, it was during the time when the Soviet Union was dissolving and the worlds pundits were declaring it was time to cash in our peace dividends. The Bible says that prior to Christ's physical return to this planet, there will be a time of false peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3) and a world government (Revelation 13:7-8). The Soviet Union had to change to make way for the coming world economy and government.

After this initial realization, I discovered many other signs which reinforced the Bible as the inspired Word of the God who could "declare the end from the beginning" (Isaiah 46:9-10). The most significant sign is Israel coming back as a nation after almost 1900 years of dispersion. This has never happened to any nation in the history of the world but it is a prominent prophecy in the Bible (for example, Ezekiel 36-37).

I realized that if the Bible can accurately foretell major world events, it must also be right about the promise of eternal life for all who trust that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for the sins that separate us from God (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9).

I hope that you will check out the validity of what I've told you for yourself before it is too late.