The Bible: why can we trust the Bible? Proof that the Bible is God’s word
Jehovah‘s Witnesses preach the message of the Bible. A very beautiful message. To glorify Jehovah God and to make known his name. And to obey Jesus Christ (see in the Bible Matthew 28:19, 20). Jehovah’s Witnesses feel that Bible teachings are lifesaving. That is why Jehovah’s Witnesses, like the first century Christians, continue “without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus” (The Bible, Acts 5:41, 42). But why do Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible?
The Bible: good reasons to trust the Bible
In the Bible we can read: “All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness” (The Bible, 2. Timothy 3:16 New World Translation). Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that. Why?
The Bible, a unique book
“The Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year” (The New Yorker magazine). Altogether more than five billion Bibles have been printed (in whole or in part). And the Bible was translated into more than 2500 languages (in whole or in part).
Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible because of fulfilled prophecy
One reason why Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible is, that the Bible is full of prophecies or predictions. And every Bible prophecy was always right. Prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled down to the smallest detail. Prophecies in the Bible are often specific and usually involve matters of great importance. Prophecies in the Bible may predict the opposite of what the people might have been expecting. It is good to see some amazing examples of fulfilled Bible prophecy.
In ancient times many mistaken beliefs gained wide acceptance. For example: Views about the earth (for example that the earth was flat). But the Bible is free of unscientific views. Not ones in the more than 1100 chapters of the Bible we can find any unscientific views. And also not one harmful practice. The Bible is noteworthy not only for what it does not say. But also for what the Bible says. In the Bible we can find scientifically sound statements. For example in the eighth century BCE, the Bible book of Isaiah referred to “the circle (or sphere) of the earth”. And some 3500 years ago, the Bible made the sound statement, that the earth is hanging “upon nothing” (The Bible, Job 26:7).
Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible: historical soundness
Another reason why Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible, is the historical soundness of the Bible. The Bible refers to real events and real people. Never has anybody successfully challenged the historical accuracy of God’s word, the Bible. The Bible is even accurate in seemingly minor details.
Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible: internal Harmony and one central theme
The Bible was written from 1513 BCE to about 98 CE. Over a span of some 1600 years. The Bible was written from approximately 40 writers. Many of the Bible writers lived centuries apart. Occupations varied (kings, shepherds, fisherman and one physician). But the whole Bible has one central theme: the fulfillment of God’s purpose through God’s government and the vindication of God’s right to rule mankind. That theme of the Bible starts in the first Bible book Genesis. Is expanded in the following books of the Bible and is coming to a climax in the last Bible book Revelation. Harmony in the Bible was clearly unintentional. Yet all the Bible writers agreed on even minor details. This is another reason, why Jehovah’s Witnesses see the Bible as trustworthy.
Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible: honesty and candor
Another foundation for trust in the Bible is honesty. The writer of the Bible wrote the Bible books with openness of heart. With candor. With honesty. Weaknesses and own failures Bible writers openly admitted. And also rebellion and repeated crumbling of their own people they laid bare. What some might have looked upon as embarrassing truth, the writers of the Bible did not cover.
Learn more about the Bible. That you can decide whether you can trust it
This is only part of the evidence that convinced millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses that the Bible is really trustworthy. Today. Jehovah’s Witnesses see the Bible as a reliable guide to a happy life and to everlasting life. If you learn more about the Bible you can find out, that the Bible is really trustworthy. And the word of the Almighty God Jehovah.