It is altogether different from any other book. Men could never have thought up by themselves the things that are written in it. Truly it is the Word of God. Truly God makes Himself known in the Bible.
Some people do not believe the Bible because it is so old. They want something new and modern. And yet the very fact that the Bible is so old shows that it is a very special book. God has kept it from being destroyed for many hundreds of years. Although men have tried to destroy the Bible many times, God has kept it for us until now.
This one Book is really made up of 66 different books. These were written by about 40 men at different times. The last one wrote his book about 1500 years after the first one. And yet all these 66 books which were writ- ten at different times by different people tell about one great person, the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament we read that He would come and that He would be the Saviour. In the New Testament we read that He has come and died on the cross in order to become our Saviour.
When a man of God says that something will happen in the future, his saying is called a prophecy. When this saying actually takes place, it is called a fulfilled prophecy. Many years before Jesus was born, God’s servants wrote in the Bible that Christ was coming. They told when and where and how He would be born. In the New Testament we read that these things really happened. How could these men know what would happen many years later? Only God could tell them. God has made Himself known in the Bible, and that alone is fulfilled prophecy.
However this is not all. The Bible tells us also the story of a Saviour. This story is more wonderful than anything else ever written in any other book.
Every religion tells men what they should DO. Only the Bible tells us that everything needed for our salvation has been DONE. The Lord Jesus Christ bore God’s punishment for our sins.
No man could have thought of such a wonderful and beautiful plan of salvation. Only God could think it up. This shows that the Bible came from God, and that the message of the Bible really works. Many people have been completely changed through the gospel of Christ, many have found peace in Christ, and you should be in that number.