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Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People

Can We Trust the Bible on Christ as the Only Way?

The Bible teaches that repentance from sin with faith in Jesus Christ is the only path to salvation and eternal life. It shows the apostle Peter boldly proclaiming that salvation can come only through the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10,12).

Moreover, Jesus Himself is recorded as having said: "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved" and "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 10:9; 14:6).

Can we confirm the validity of this testimony? The New Testament is of course based on the Old Testament-and it affirms much that is proclaimed in the Old Testament. But how can we know that this witness, the whole Bible, is true? What reasons are there to believe that the Bible is the Word of God, as it claims to be? Individually, our personal relationship with God as we seek and follow Him can serve as strong subjective evidence. However, there are several areas of objective evidence as well.

Among the numerous objective proofs are the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the scientific accuracy of the Bible and the confirmation of the biblical narrative by archaeology.

For more proof of the authenticity and reliability of the Bible, be sure to send for or download our free study guide Is the Bible True?

-Steven Britt

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