Commentary By: Gordon King
I often hear many people tell me that the bible cannot be proven to be true. They say that it is merely a book of fables. Oh really?!
How many of us believers have been asked to prove the bible? I bet most of us have heard that before. And just how do we answer back? Do we actually give biblical proof of the bible, or do we just say we believe it’s true just because? There are so many people who say they will not believe until they have proof! Well, we can give them some proof, yet they probably still won’t believe.
I am going to give some biblical proof that the bible is in fact true!
First of all we all know that archaeologists and scientists have not only proven that dinosaurs existed, but have physical evidence and proof! So what does that have to do with the bible? Did you know that dinosaurs are actually mentioned in scripture? Oh yes they are! This is biblical proof that dinosaurs not only existed, but existed during the time man has dwelled on earth.
“Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox. 16 See now, his strength is in his hips, And his power is in his stomach muscles. 17 He moves his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. 18 His bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron. 19 He is the first of the ways of God; Only He who made him can bring near His sword.”
“The behemoth”, a mighty creature who eats grass and has great strength. He moves his tail like a cedar. If he moves his tail like a cedar, then surely it must have been enormous! And bones like beams of bronze, with ribs like bars of iron! This creature must have been a sight to behold, and nothing like any animal we have ever seen on earth in modern times. The verse goes on to say that only He who made him, God, can bring near His sword! Tell me this isn’t speaking of a dinosaur!
“Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.“
Dragons, could be a number of different creatures, and at times a snake. However, in this verse it says wailing like a dragon! How many snakes have you ever seen wail?! The scriptures speak many times of dragons, and I take them literally to mean “dragons”, however at times in scripture I do think that it is speaking of literal snakes, and at times even Satan himself.
The Hebrew word used in the bible is “Tanniyn”.
The Blue Letter Bible definition:
dragon, serpent, sea monster
- dragon or dinosaur
- sea or river monster
- serpent, venomous snake
“Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? 2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?…
…9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? 10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?…
…12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. 13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. 15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal….
…19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. 20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. 24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. 26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. 27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. 28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. 30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. 31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. 32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.”
Just what creature is Job speaking of? I mean, I sure don’t know of any creature today which resembles this one! No one is fierce enough to face this beast, not one. This creature has scales, and apparently breathes fire! Could this be a fire-breathing dragon? I believe that it very well could be. Sparks of fire leaps out of his mouth, and smoke comes out of his nostrils. This creature must also be very large, for it says who can come to him with a “double” bridle. He must also be very strong, and has many terrible teeth. It says that his scales are his pride, shut up together with a close seal. These scales must be very strong, and almost impenetrable. It also says that he esteems iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood! I believe that Job is describing either a fire-breathing dragon or sea creature of immense size and strength! No creature on earth resembles this one, and I believe that it is related to the dinosaur family.
Biblical scripture written thousands of years ago states that the earth is round, spherical, not flat as formerly believed.
“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:“
This scripture from the book of Isaiah was said to have been written between 701 and 681 B.C.
The world view is as described from Wikipedia.com
“The concept of a spherical Earth dates back to around the 6th century BC, when it was mentioned in ancient Greek philosophy, but remained a matter of philosophical speculation until the 3rd century BC, when Hellenistic astronomy established the spherical shape of the earth as a physical given. The paradigm was gradually adopted throughout the Old World during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.”
Pythagoras of Samos was born in 570 B.C. and died in 495 B.C., it was he who has been credited with mentioning the earth being round. However this was mere speculation at best. The prophet Isaiah wrote that the earth is round before this ancient Greek philosopher was even born!
Old testament prophecies written 1450 B.C. to 430 B.C. regarding the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ have come to pass, over 300 of them. All with 100% accuracy! All written over 1000 years to hundreds of years before his birth. We now know for certain that these prophecies were written before the birth of Christ, due to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls!
The early results were incomplete and inconsistent. But recent radiocarbon findings have concluded that the Dead Sea Scrolls are as old as 300 BC to AD 70 with the bulk of the documents dating to 100 BC (Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English. The Penguin Press. 1997, p. 15). This means our oldest copy of the Old Testament existed before Jesus came. Gleason Archer comments that the two copies of Isaiah found at Qumran,
“proved to be word for word identical with our standard Hebrew Bible in more than 95% of the text. The 5% of variation consisted chiefly of obvious slips of the pen and variations of spelling.” (Geisler, Norman and Nix, William. A General introduction to the Bible. Moody Press. 1973. p. 261.
That is the result of meticulous, accurate copying by the Jewish scribes down through time. This should give us great confidence in the message and accuracy of what we read.
The Septuagint. There is another proof that the book of Daniel existed before Jesus was alive on this earth. This proof involves the Septuagint, which is also known as the LXX. The LXX is a Greek translation of the Old Testament. Jewish tradition says that seventy scribes translated the Hebrew Bible into Greek between 285 BC and 247 BC. Since the Septuagint contains the book of Daniel, we know the book of Daniel existed even earlier in time.
The odds of one man fulfilling all of these prophecies with 100% accuracy is impossible! The odds are astronomical to say the least.
-Israel reborn as a nation in one day!-
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.“
“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.“
“ So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.“
There is much more proof of the bible, more proof that it is true, and that what it says happened really happened! Archaeologists continue to discover more evidence of biblical towns and cities which were written about in scripture. The advancement of science does not prove evolution, yet it does substantiate creation. Evidence of a great flood appear worldwide, submerged cities along coastlines around the world, give heed to the destruction of an ancient society by water.
The bible speaks of giants in the land in ancient times. Discovery of giant skeletons and civilizations have been found all around the world! However, it is becoming more difficult these days to find such skeletons, due to the fact that someone is hiding them from the public. However, we have physical proof that giants existed and thrived on the face of the earth. Look at Stone Henge, the pyramids, ancient ruins which were built with precision and enormous stones. Scientists are still trying to figure out just how these ancient people could have constructed such monuments! They were built by giants! Part human, part fallen angel, Nephilim! It’s in the bible.
Ancient historians have written about the birth, life, and death of Jesus Christ, confirming His existence and the miracles He performed. Eye witness accounts of Jesus Christ, His life, death, and resurrection have been recorded in historical documents. These people risked it all, including their own lives, to take a stand for Jesus Christ! Why in the world would they do this if it were all a lie?! If Jesus was already dead, then why would they continue to spread the gospel and face persecution?
Millions of believers in the world today are physical proof that Jesus Christ is God! Their lives have been changed, and they have experienced a personal relationship with Jesus. They have witnessed the power of God in their lives, have felt the Holy Spirit within them, and have received blessings from our God in heaven! Their personal experiences are a witness to the God of the universe.
This is some proof that the bible is the truth, that Jesus Christ existed on earth as a man and God at the same time! Whether or not anyone believes it is up to them. Some people will never have enough proof!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!