Can you imagine getting ten of the famous writers in our
history together... and ask them to write down what they
think about life? And then bury those works? What you
would dig up is 10 very different accounts (or
perspectives) on life.
The bible is not only 60 manuscripts, written by 40
authors, but also covers a time-span of 4 thousand + odd years...
and many think it is a book that one person sat down and wrote.
(I am not claiming that you think this way.) I am using this
example only to point out the way in which the bible flows...
after many took part in its contents. But that aspect of the
Bible, although being rather miraculous, is not its most amazing
Bible prophecy is one area that many do not want to
explore... nor deal with. Can you imagine someone writing:
"For dogs have surrounded Me;
The assembly of the wicked
has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;
I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
They divide My garmets among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots."
concerning the Messiah that is to come... approximately
1000 years before the actual recorded event? There are
many, hundreds, of such prophecies concerning the Christ
that would come.... and they were fulfilled.
Is this any "proof" of God reaching out to man? An absolute
God who has afforded us that which is graspable (for lack of a
better word)? Perhaps... yet it will still require "faith" to
believe... regardless of any proof that might be presented...
that faith which comes by reading the Bible... knowing that only
God could be its author.
If you wish to look into this further... these scriptures
will prove rather interesting to you... as you realize that
there is an absolute as is seen in nature, our human
anatomy, and our basic bodily functions... an absolute
*Genesis 3:15 * (Abbreviated Gen. 3:15)
*Micah 5:2 *
*Isaiah 7:14 *
*Psalm 2:7 * All written hundreds to
*Isaiah 50:6 * thousands of years apart!
*Isaiah 53:3-9 *
*Zechariah 9:9 * The faith is real...
*Zechariah 12:10 * and the hope is a promise...
*Psalm 68:18 * forgiveness and eternal life!