The Bible has ministered to millions of people around the world, yet it is the most maligned and attacked book ever written. Our society has forgotten God by ignoring the Bible. They have thrown this most precious of all books out of our schools, along with the Lord’s Prayer. Sir Walter Scott, on his deathbed, asked his secretary to read to him. Lockhart looked at the shelf of books Scott had written and asked, “What book shall I read?” Scott replied, “Why do you ask that question? There is but one book; bring the Bible.”
The Bible is the only book for any man dying, for any man living, for any person in the vigor of life. The Bible is the book for you to live. It is different from any other book, for the Lord God Himself has written it. Queen Victoria, when asked the secret of England’s greatness, picked up a Bible and said, “This is the secret of England’s greatness.”
John Quincy Adams said, “Search the Scriptures. The Bible is the book above all others to be read at all ages and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice through then laid aside, but to be read in small portions every day.” Michael Faraday, Isaac Newton and many other brilliant geniuses endorsed the Bible as the best book in the world.
But just how can we be confident that the Bible, scribbled by men, is actually the very Word of God? There are many proofs, but the most compelling one is fulfilled prophecy. This is the one proof no one can escape; no one can get around it. And the Bible is full of fulfilled prophecy. One-fourth of Scripture, when written, was prophetic. A great deal of it has already been fulfilled.
Examples of fulfilled prophecy abound. For example, the prophet Micaiah predicted the death of King Ahab if he went to war. Ahab refused to believe Micaiah and went to war anyway. He did not return alive. As the battle was about over, an enemy soldier with one arrow left shot it without aiming at anything. It found Ahab and delivered to him a mortal wound.
Over 300 prophecies about the first coming of Christ have all been literally fulfilled. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the greatest proofs that the Bible is indeed the true and inerrant Word of God. So the warning to all atheists and skeptics is to beware. The Bible is true, and it contains some as yet unfulfilled prophecy. The most important prophecy for all unbelievers is that you will, after death, face God’s judgment. Hebrews 9:27 gives a warning to all, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” As you stand before God guilty of unforgiven sins, Christ will only be able to say to you, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Be saved today, friend.