Human beings are searching for solutions to the problems and challenges the world is facing today, and the Bible is the only book that has all the answers.
The heart accepts the truth of God’s existence but it is our intellectuality that doesn’t agree with the word of God and seeks to explain situations through rationalism.
We may have questions like why the Bible and not other holy books?
The Bible is like no other book in history, it has 66 books written by nearly 40 authors, over 1500 years.
The books in the Bible cover topics like history, philosophy, theology, and practical thinking.
The prophecies of all the prophets in the Bible starting from the old testament to the new testament lead up to one man- Jesus Christ.
The book of Daniel was written in the late 500’s before the birth of Christ, but it has all the specifics about the last days.
It talks about the empire that will rule the earth and how it will be divided into four and that it will be led by a he-goat from the west.
He will march over several nations on foot, but suddenly his empire will be divided into four parts, and then into two parts and then into one.
The revelation pertained to Alexander the Great who lived 300 years before Jesus was born into the earth, and his empire was divided into four, and into two and then one.
Zachariah’s prophecy of the crucifixion of Christ was spot on. He described what he saw with his own eyes. In the Old Testament, in Zechariah 12:10, the prophet prophesies.
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”
The book of Isaiah also talks about the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Isaiah 53:3 says, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”
There is an authenticity in the scriptures when you read what the prophets had to say about Jesus and compare it with the fulfillment in the new testament we have to take Jesus Christ very seriously.
Ravi Zacharias was one of the greatest apologists of our times and these were his words when he was answering a student at the University of Illinois who questioned him about why the Bible was the only holy book and not the others.