Just one, (of many) reasons you can trust the claims of the Bible over other world religions.
The Bible is accurate geographically, historically, and scientifically. For example…
-In one of the oldest books in the Bible, Job said more than 4000 years ago that the earth hangs on nothing (Job 26:7). Scientists didn’t discover that fact until 1650! Hindus believed that the earth rested on the back of an elephant that stood on the back of a turtle that was swimming in a great endless sea.
-The Qur’an, written in the seventh century AD, says that the sun sets in a muddy spring (Surah 18:86). But 1700 years before Muhammad, David said the sun is actually on a circuit “from one end of heaven…to the other end” (Psalm 19:6).
The Bible has been proven accurate in all its claims. In fact, it has been ahead of the scientific world on a lot of discoveries. It isn’t up until recently that the scientific community has began to understand the scientific principles listed in the Bible. Nothing archaeologically or scientifically has ever proven the Bible wrong.
The same can’t be said about other religious books. Why would you believe something that has been proven false?
Here are some common things you might hear today;
“All religions lead to the same God.”
“There isn’t one true religion.”
“Every religion is right.”
Really? Does that sound like good logical, common sense to anyone? Lets look at these statements a little closer to see if this actually makes sense.
Can truth contradict itself? No. You read this next paragraph and tell me if you see any contradictions…
Buddhism is pantheistic and says there is no personal God, and everyone can reach “godlikeness” on his own. Islam says that Jesus was just a prophet and not the only way to God. Christianity says that there is a personal God and that the only way to Him is through Jesus (John 14:6).
If these three religions are “all true”, or just “different paths to the same place”, then why do they contradict each other? Does truth contradict itself?
I honestly think the statements given earlier are just lazy attempts at answering a question you haven’t researched for yourself yet. No, not every religion is the same. No, not every religion has the truth. I understand that in todays day and age, that will hurt peoples feelings. “How dare you say I’m wrong!” Well, deal with it. Not everyone can be right.
Investigate for yourselves why you believe what you believe.
Christians as a whole, usually have this notion that we are to have, “blind faith.” Or that we are to blindly follow Christ. Because of this common misconception, Christians often feel inadequate when their faith is challenged. They are mocked because when they are asked why they believe in Jesus, they just say, “I have faith.” Many Christians aren’t properly prepared to give an answer to those who ask about what they believe (1 Peter 3:15).
God does not expect us to follow Him blindly or to abandon intellectual thinking or science in order to follow Him.
-The Bible tells us to “examine everything carefully” and to believe only that which is actually true (1 Thessalonians 5:21 NASB; see also Colossians 2:4).
-The Bible commends the people in the city of Berea for verifying that the words spoken by the apostle Paul were actually true (Acts 17:11).
-God desires that we use our minds and not just our hearts (Matthew 22:37). God says, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18).
-The Bible exhorts Christians to have answers for people with questions (1 Peter 3:15).
-God desires all people “to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).
I challenge every Christian out there to ask yourself, “Why am I a Christian? Do I really believe what I say I do? Why did I choose Christianity over another religion? Could I defend my position against Mormonism, JW, Buddhists, ect…”