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Free Online PowerPoint Presentation: Evidences of the Bible
OK, for many this is an uncomfortable topic, I know it was for me for years. But before you click away from this page, please at least consider what I have to present here, and just for a moment try to put aside whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable. For me it was the Bible-thumpers, religious hypocrites, and those insidious tele-evangelists! Though my Catholic upbringing was enough to keep me from becoming an atheist, I nevertheless seldom delved into religion. However, I later had to ask myself if my distaste for those "hypocritical, righteous Bible thumpers" was a good reason to avoid pursuing and knowing the true God. One thing I think we all could agree on is that if we truly were created it would be awfully important to know something about our Creator!
I'll make no bones about it and say that I've personally come to believe that the Tri-une God1 of the Bible is the Creator. I have found after much research that the Bible is the only religious book that provides overwhelming evidence that it is the Word of God. This unparalleled book was written in 3 different languages over a 1500 year period spanning 40 generations and penned by more than 40 authors from every walk of life, including kings, tax collectors, fishermen, peasants, and rabbis2. The Bible has been read by more people and translated into more languages than any book in history. Despite its many controversial topics, and the diverseness of its authors, the Bible has maintained a remarkable harmony and consistency from Genesis through Revelation.
This site outlines some of the highlights of the strong evidence that supports the Bible as the true Word of God. I have tried to keep these highlights as brief as possible, instead of reproducing detailed information that has already been done by many others all over the Web and in libraries. I encourage you to compare and contrast the evidence presented on this site and from other Bible apologetic sources with apologetics of other religions. After weighing the evidence, if you remain skeptical I would sincerely ask you to consider what evidence or influence persuades you to believe otherwise. At the very least I hope that this site will spur you to think about it.
Check out the online video presentation of much of this material, including many other topics such as slavery in the Bible.
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1. "For there are three that bear record
in heaven, the Father, the Word (Son), and the Holy Ghost: and these three
are one (I John 5:7, KJV)."
2. Paraphrased from Chapter 3 of Josh McDowell's "A Ready Defense" (1993).