The Bible is the word of God. How can you benefit from the Bible? Why can we trust the Bible? With Links to more Info about the Bible
How do you think about the Bible?
Do you think, the Bible can help us to improve our life? Give reliable guidance for a happy life? Do you think, the Bible is a book of human wisdom or the Word of God? Do you think the Bible is trustworthy or a book of legends and myths?
What does the Bible say: is the Bible from God?
„All Scripture is inspired of God* and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work“ (The Bible, 2 Timothy 3:16, 17). The Bible writers „spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit„ (The Bible, 2 Peter 1:21). Because of this, the books of the Bible are „holy writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through the faith in connection with Christ Jesus„ (The Bible, 2 Timothy 3:15).
Benefits, if the Bible is God’s Word?
In the Bible we find a very beautiful hope for the future (Romans 15:4).
And trustworthy, satisfying answers to life’s big questions (Proverbs 2:1-5). The Bible can answer the question: What is the purpose of life? And how we get Happy? And: What is the truth about the Dead? What happens, when we die? And: Who is God Almighty and what is his name? And: Who is Jesus Christ?
The Bible: a light for our path
The Bible give reliable guidance for our life. „Your word is a lamp to my foot, And a light for my path„ (The Bible, Psalm 119:105). For example:
The Bible is the perfect guide to true happiness, peace, love and unity
The Bible can help us to lead a successful, meaningful life. The Bible is the perfect guide to happiness. Yes, the Bible contains timeless counsel for a happy life, happy families and a successful life. Jesus Christ said: “…happy are those hearing the word of God and keeping it!” (The Bible, Luke 11:28). Today many are convinced that the Bible was inspired by God, because of its guiding principles (Psalm 19:7-11). One young Jehovah’s Witness wrote: “When my family applied Bible teachings, we were truly happy. We experienced peace, unity, and love.” (from the Watchtower Study Edition September 2016, page 26, paragraph 11).
The Bible contains unique and important information
We can get important information from the Bible. And some information is even unique. Very important information is for example: What must we do, to receive everlasting life (John 17:3)? And: who is the Almighty God? We can learn that God has a unique Name. Which appears more than 7000 times in the Bible: Jehovah. And we can learn the truth about Jesus Christ. Which is also very important.
Can we really trust the Bible?
For different reasons we can really trust the Bible. We can really believe, what the Bible has to say. For example because of reliable prophecy, amazing harmony and honest history.
Proof that the Bible is a book from God: Reliable prophecy
The Bible contains numerous Bible prophecies, which were always fulfilled at the right time. And down to the smallest detail. For example: In the Bible we can read the prophecy about the destruction of the ancient city of Babylon. About 200 years before it happened. The Bible prophecy about the destruction of Babylon included details. The manner in which Babylon would fall. And even the name of its conqueror (Isaiah 13:17-22; 45:1-3). In the Bible we find also prophecies for our time. And can see the exact fulfillment in front of our eyes. What is more. We can learn what the future will bring. Humans are not able to prophesy correctly the future. Even the weather we can not prophesy for just one months with hundred percent reliability. So all these many prophecies in the Bible are proof, that the Bible is the Word of God. “For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit” (The Bible, 2 Peter 1:21). But there are more reasons, why we can trust the Bible.
The Bible: scientifically accurate and far ahead of its time
In the Bible book of Leviticus we find God‘s laws about hygiene and quarantine to stop disease from spreading. Long before people knew how viruses and bacteria causes disease. More than 3000 years ago the Bible accurately said that the Earth hangs on nothing (Job 26:7). Scientifically accurate and far ahead of its time. And at a time when most people believed that the earth was flat, the Bible referred to it as a circle, or sphere (Isaiah 40:22).
Proof, that the Bible is God’s word: amazing harmony
The Name of the Bible comes from the Greek word bi-bli´a. Which means „little books“. Originally the Bible was written in Hebrew with some passages in Aramaic (39 books) and in Greek (27 books). Together this are 66 different books. And the Bible was written over a period of 1600 years. From 1513 BCE to about 98 CE. By some 40 different 40 writers. Most of the Bible writers never met one another. Yet, the entire Bible is harmonious. With one central theme.
Proof, that the Bible is God’s word: honest history
Bible writers recorded honestly failings of their nation. And also personal failings. This is in contrast to secular historians. Because secular historians seem quick to cover over the defeats of their people.
The Bible is the most widely translated and distributed book of the world
Today many have no or only little faith in God. Yet the Bible remains a best seller. And is the most widely distributed book in the world. With a distribution of estimated 5 billion Bibles. The Bible is now available, in whole or in part, in over 2800 languages. The Bible is the most widely translated book ever.
What do you think: is the Bible beneficial?
How would you answers the question? Is the Bible beneficial (The Bible, Isaiah 48:17,18²; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17)? Why not find out for yourself how much benefit you can gain from God’s word, the Bible.
Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses trust the Bible and it’s prophecies? Is the message of the Bible really reliable?
Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian religion, preach worldwide the message of the Bible. Including the beautiful hope for the future. The Bible has a very beautiful Hope for the Future. Jehovah’s Witnesses are convinced, that the Bible is God’s word. And that we can trust the prophecies of the Bible. The information on this page may not fully convince you personally. If so, you can get more information free of charge from Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can even get a free home Bible study.
Get more information why you can trust the Bible and it’s prophecies with a free home Bible study
Worldwide Jehovah’s Witnesses study with millions of people’s free of charge in many languages around the world. In a free home Bible study you can get very convincing proof, that you can trust the Bible and it’s prophecies. And that the beautiful hope for the future from the Bible is really reliable! You can take the chance for a free home Bible study course. A recommended and free Bible study you can request on the website of Jehovah’s Witnesses JW.org. Also recommended on JW.org the Video: Why study the Bible?
Accurate, easy-to-read Bible translation from Jehovah’s Witnesses: New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
An accurate and easy to read Bible translation for free in many languages is the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Read more about the accurate and easy to read New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures on this Website. Be sure to get a free copy of this Bible. Because the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is considered as the best Bible translation in the whole world, maybe by millions of people.
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You can get the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures for free in different possibilities. You can get the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures as a book, for free. You can download the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures to read and listen on your computer. You can read and listen to this Bible translation, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, Online. And you can get the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures for your Android Smartphone, Windows phone, iPhone, iPod and more with the JW Library App. The JW Library App you can download for free. And the JW Library App is much more as just a way to get the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Because the JW Library App comes with a few more Bibles. And the possibility to get some of the most interesting and most distributed books and brochures for Bible study in the whole world. Also for free.
Read the Bible Online. For free. New World translation of the holy Scriptures
You can read the Bible online. For free. The New World translation of the holy Scriptures openson JW.org, the website from Jehovah’s Witnesses, if you mouseclick Here. Choose the Bible Book and the Chapter of the Bible, you want to read.
* What does it mean: Inspired of God
„Inspired of God„ is a translation from a Greek word that literally means „God-breathed„. This means, that God guided the Bible writers to write only what God wanted them to write. By means of his Holy Spirit. His powerful active force.
² Quoted Bible verse: Isaiah 48:17, 18
„This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel: “I, Jehovah, am your God, The One teaching you to benefit yourself, The One guiding you in the way you should walk. 18 If only you would pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river And your righteousness like the waves of the sea„
Learn more about the Bible
Video: Why study the Bible? Learn how the Bible can help to find answers to the big questions of life
Study guide Download possibility: The Bible – a book from God (part 1). Based on the book What does the Bible really teach?
Study guide Download possibility: The Bible – a book from God (part 2). Based on the book What does the Bible really teach?
Is the Good News really from God? (Lesson 3 from the Brochure What is the good news?)