How do you know that the Bible is reliable? What proof do you have? There are multiple ways to prove that the Bible is indeed true, and reliable. A few ways to prove that the Bible is reliable is through Prophecy, Archeology, and by the reliability of the scribes. Prophecy is seen throughout the entire Bible, and can confidently prove its reliability. First you look for a Prophecy and then find the fulfillment in the Bible. For example, Psalm 41:9 “Even my close friend, someone I trusted,one who shared my bread, has turned against me.” This verse clearly says the Jesus, the Messiah, will be betrayed by a friend.
In Luke 22:47-48, “While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” Judas, the friend and disciple of Jesus, betrayed him fulfilling the Prophecy in Psalm 22. The prophecies didn’t only tell the future of Jesus but also the future of the nations. Not only are the prophecies fulfilled in the bible, they are also recorded History. Isaiah 13:19, “Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the pride and glory of the Babylonians, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.” Here the Bible tells us that Babylon will be destroyed by the Medes for their sins. They were destroyed in 539 B.
C. according to records. Thanks to the Prophecies and Fulfilments we can conclude that the bible is partially reliable. But how can prove that it is entirely reliable?The Reliability of the Scribes, the Jewish scribes had way too many rules for copying the Bible To be fake.
Rule number one: They could only use clean animal skins, both to write on, and even to bind manuscripts. Rule number two: Each column of writing could have no less than forty-eight, and no more than sixty lines. Rule number three: The ink must be black, and of a special recipe.
Rule number five: They must verbalize each word aloud while they were writing. Rule number six: They must wipe the pen and wash their entire bodies before writing the word “Jehovah,” every time they wrote it. Rule number seven: There must be a review within thirty days, and if as many as three pages required corrections, the entire manuscript had to be redone.
Rule number eight: The letters, words, and paragraphs had to be counted, and the document became invalid if two letters touched each other. The middle paragraph, word and letter must correspond to those of the original document. Rule number nine: The documents could be stored only in sacred places (synagogues, etc). As no document containing God’s Word could be destroyed, they were stored, or buried, in a genizah – a Hebrew term meaning “hiding place.
” These were usually kept in a synagogue or sometimes in a Jewish cemetery. And that’s not even all of it those were only the really important rules. Who would go through all of that for a book with no truth, the Bible has be true for someone to go through all of that. Also they were martyrs who could die because of their faith. Who would die for a lie.
Another way to tell if the Bible is really true is through Archeology. From the discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder in 1879, to the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, to the Pool of Siloam in 2004, archaeology has provided an independent witness to the truth of God’s Word. In 1959, a Turkish airline pilot took stereo photos of a boat-shaped object on the top of Mount Ararat for the Geodetic Institute of Turkey. After careful study, the length of the remains of the boat shaped object was determined to be exactly 300 cubits: the stated length of Noah’s ark in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 6:15).
Careful scientific examination found an organic fossilized antler, extinct rodent hair, organic fossilized animal droppings, and human hair inside the boat. It lies approximately 6300 ft. above sea level. This discovery led other Turkish people to believe in Christ. Also Sennacherib’s Prism was a six hexagonal side figure made of baked red clay, was used to record Sennacherib’s accomplishments.
Most of the events were recorded in the Bible. The events on the prism corresponded with the events in the Bible. Out of all of these reasons I personally think that the Prism of Sennacherib gave the most proof. Because it could give reasons, historically and biblically, on why the bible is true. If someone says the Bible is false then wouldn’t that make a part of our History false? Then what would be the use in studying history of its false.
Therefore I can confidently conclude that the Bible is reliable and true.