Hills and Valleys Seventh-day Adventist Church

Is the Bible True?

“What is truth?” Man has been asking this question since the serpent handed Eve the forbidden fruit. We could argue that Daniel 2 proves the Bible true. Daniel predicts world superpowers hundreds of years in advance but of course you can find arguments that may seem to disprove this.

It could be pointed out that the 10 commandments found in Exodus 20:1-17 have been the fundamental rule of law for most cultures for thousands of years. The argument can also be made for similar ancient laws like the code of Hammurabi.

We can also look at the seven-day week described in Genesis 1 and 2. This seven-day week cannot be explained by the movements of the earth and moon like our months, days and years can be explained. Of course, there are reasonable arguments found in textbooks that will explain this phenomenon as well. So how do we know if the Bible is true?

How do you define truth?

As I walk along a forest path with the breeze gently blowing in the trees and a stream flowing nearby, I feel peace and that is truth. On that same path on a moonless night in the middle of a storm, I hear a deep growl and I feel fear. This is also truth.

Truth is a combination of tangible reality and experience. I can tell you about the path, the peace, and the fear but you will never experience the truth until you walk that path yourself. I could describe the truths of the Bible. These are truths you must dig out, examine, and experience for yourself.

The Bible is a book of books, 66 books to be exact. Some of these ancient writings are over 3500 years old; they were written by kings, generals, shepherds and fishermen. But these men did not write by themselves. 2nd Timothy 3:16 states that all scripture is given by inspiration of God.

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and has been since the invention of the printing press. Year after year, no other book even comes close. If there is even a slight possibility that the Bible is true, if there is a chance that it is the inspired word of God, would it not be to the benefit of all to give the Bible a chance?

If you would like to start on your Bible reading journey, see our Bible study "The Word of God".

The GROW Bible study meets on Zoom Wednesdays at 7 pm. PST. We invite you to join us as we learn about God's amazing love for us and His plan for your future.