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Jesus said: "And the Scripture cannot be broken." John 10:35

Have you ever wondered how a historical document is verified?  Three
tests are used to evaluate historical documents: the Internal test,
External test, and the Bibliographic test.  If a document fails any of
these it is not considered historically reliable.  

  • The internal test is applied by making sure the book does not
    contradict itself.  
  • The external test checks whether the document contradicts other
    historical documents.  
  • The bibliographic test is considered the most important and
    requires eyewitness accounts or a second-hand report based on
    an eyewitness account.

The Bible passes the internal test - even though some claim the Bible
contradicts itself, if you closely examine the Scripture you will find no
contradictions.  (Example: some have claimed that there are two
different genealogies written in the New Testament for Jesus and that
they contradict each other.  A closer at these reveals one is Jesus'
father's genealogy and the second is his mother's.)

The Bible also passes the external test (and more than any other
historical document!) - a huge number of archaeological discoveries
have confirmed the reliability of the Bible in regards to kings, battles,
cities, dates, and even the minute details as well!

What about the bibliographic test?  Yes, the New Testament passes
the bibliographic test more than any other ancient document with over
24,000 different copies to compare it with.  The Old Testament has
also been confirmed with ancient scrolls.  Something incredible
happened in 1947 when scrolls known as the "Dead Sea Scrolls" were
found dating back to 125 B.C.  These scrolls were compared with our
Old Testament and when compared to the Book of Isaiah the wording
was found to be almost exact "word for word" (any differences being
spelling variations or an obvious slip of the pen).

Josh McDowell put it best when he wrote, "...the Bible was composed
over a period of roughly 1600 years...the work of more than 40
authors from every walk of life, including kings, peasants,
philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, and scholars.  Portions of
the Bible were written in the wilderness, in a dungeon, in a palace, in
exile, in wartime, and in peace time...written on 3 continents in 3
languages...yet this astounding diverse book speaks with astonishing
continuity.  There is one unfolding story from page one to "The End" -
God's redemption of man."   Source: "Don't check your brains at the
door" by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler

The Bible has stood the test of time!

Can two phone books withstand the test of human strength?

Supplies: 2 Phone books and 2 People

Instructions: Place 2 phone books next to each other and "shuffle"
them together.  You can try dropping the pages back and forth a little
at a time or intertwine each page on top of the other (see below).  
When completed, it is time to pull on the books.  Have a friend hold
one phone book edge while you hold the edge of the other phone
book and pull them apart with all your might!  The phone books will
not separate!  

Explanation: Each page is lying on top of the other page and that
weight adds up to quite a force pushing down on the other pages...
add in 1000 pages of friction and it is impossible to pull them apart!  

The books will tear before you can ever get them apart.

If you want to learn more about how to know God personally:  
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Stay tuned for more experiments from ScienceSplat.com that will demonstrate that the Bible is
reliable.    Adam Thornton Copyright 2011 ScienceSplat.com