The Bible Proves Itself

    There have been many different types of Bibles printed over a large time span. You might wonder where each type has come from and what truth is contained within them. Some are not complete, and some have been added to beyond what God had intended. How do we tell what is right? By letting God's own word verify itself! Psalm 119 speaks much on this subject. Such as;

• V9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word."

• V89 "Forever , O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven."

• V103 "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to

my mouth."

• V105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

• V130 "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." • V169 "O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word."

    The Jewish holy Scriptures contain 39 books. The Catholic bible contains a total of 73 books. The Christian Bible contains 66 books. Others and I are sure (because of how the Word proves itself) that the Christian Bible is the only complete Word of God. Why? Because God knew that He would have to prove His own Word. Here we will look at some of the ways that God has proven His Word.

First Consider this;

    The Christian Bible is composed of 66 separate books written by some thirty or more different authors in three different languages. Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. These books range over a period of some 1600 years. The men involved came from every walk of life, and the majority of them had no contact with the others, and most of them had no relationship with the religious organizations of the day. So you would expect that a book composed of writings from so many different authors, and separated by the distance of time would have a complete lack of unity. But instead we find a book with continuity like none other written. Through structure, history, through the amazing mathematics and more we find that it is clear that "Nothing occurs in the Bible by sheer happenstance."

Before I go on into detail of some of the things in the Bible that I have come across, look at struggle and hardship that brought us the Christian Bible that we have today.

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    The chapters were not designated until the twelveth century and verses were not numbered until the fifthteenth century. But also consider the Christian Bible was composed by 40 authors over a period of 1600 years. Knowing this, we can see God was at work even when the chapters and verses were being numbered later on.

Consider the book of Isaiah.

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The Spiritual significance of numbers and their perfect relationship to the Scriptures

    It has been said that "There is no language without some numerals" In every race, tribe ,and language of man, numbers have had a definite place in the life of it's people. In the Hebrew language they have no seperate symbols for numbers, corresponding to our modern Arabic figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. in their place they make use of the letters of their alphebet; so that each Hebrew letter stands also for a certine number; and this is called the Numeric Value of the letter. This is also true of the Greek language in which the New Testament was written. By means of these numeric values the Greek and Hebrews performed all their numeric operations.

The numeric value system of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets.

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Mathematical Patterns in the Word

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