Claims of Inspiration
Over 2,700 times, the Bible writers claimed that
their writings were inspired by God. Exodus 11:
1; 12:1; 13:1; 2 Samuel 23:2; Jeremiah 31:2,7;
Acts 1:16; Ephesians 3:1-5; 1 Corinthians 2:10-
14; 14:37; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:
16-17; 1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:20-21.
The Code of Hammurabi, found in 1901, con-
firms that writing was known before the time
of Moses (cf. Exodus 17:14, John 5:46); Hit-
tite Code, found in 1906, verifies that Hittites
were an actual historical people (cf. Exodus
23:28; 2 Samuel 11:3,6); the Taylor prism, dis-
covered in 1830, supports Sennacherib’s at-
tack on cities in Judah (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:1);
the Moabite Stone, found in 1868, confirms
that Omri was the king of Israel (cf. 1 Kings
16:21-28); the Cyrus Cylinder, uncovered in
1879, verifies King Cyrus’ foreign policy as
recorded in Ezra 1; Sargon’s palace, located
in 1843, supports the biblical record of his
kingship of Assyria (cf. Isaiah 20:1); Hezeki-
ah’s tunnel has been found under the city of
Jerusalem (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:30).
Definition of true prophecy (Jeremiah 28:9;
see also Deuteronomy 18:22 and Isaiah
41:22); fall of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:9,35-40;
51:36-39); punishment of Assyria (Isaiah 10:5-
6,12,24-25); coming of Cyrus as king of Persia
(Isaiah 44:28; 45:1-7); fall of Tyre (Ezekiel 26).
Concerning Jesus: birth (Isaiah 7:14); born in
Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); betrayed by a friend
(Psalm 41:9); price of betrayal (Zechariah
11:12); hands and feet pierced, and clothes
divided by lots (Psalm 22:1,16-18; Matthew
27:35,46); bones would not be broken (Psalm
34:20); suffering and burial (Isaiah 53); resur-
rection (Psalm 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-28).
Genesis 1:11,12,21,24—the Law of Biogenesis;
Genesis 6:15—perfect ratio for a cargo ship;
Genesis 17:12—perfect day to perform sur-
gery; Leviticus 11:7—pigs often carry parasites
that can harm humans if pork not cooked prop-
erly; Leviticus 17:11-14—life of the flesh is in the
blood; Numbers 19:11-18—danger associated with
dead bodies; Deuteronomy 23:12-14—proper
disposal of human waste; Isaiah 40:22—the
Earth is round; Ecclesiastes 1:7; 11:3; Amos
9:6—explanation of water cycle; Job 38:16—
knowledge of springs in the oceans and of
DEITY OF CHRIST
Jesus claimed to be God
: Mark 14:62; John
5:18; John 8:58; John 9:35-39; John 10:30.
Followers of Jesus claimed He was God
Matthew 16:16 (see also Acts 2:36); John 1:
1-5,14,29,34,41,49; John 20:28; Acts 9:20-22.
The centurion present at Jesus’ crucifixion also
acknowledged that Christ was “the Son of
God” (Matthew 27:54).
His resurrection proves He was God
thew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-9; Acts 1:1-3; 17:31-
32; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-20.
Dinosaurs were created, with the first humans,
on day six of Creation (Genesis 1:24-27; Exodus
20:11). Dinosaur-like creatures are mentioned
by God in Job 40 and 41. [NOTE: The behemoth
is said to have swung its tail like a cedar (40:17)
—discrediting the notion that it was an elephant
or a hippopotamus.] Flying reptiles are men-
tioned by Isaiah (14:29), as well as the ancient
historians, Herodotus and Josephus.
Contrary to what many people have been
told about the alleged antiquity of this globe,
over 100 different scientific methods exist to
date the Earth, and most of them yield a rela-
tively young age for our planet.
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