Is It Foolish To Use The Bible To Prove The Existence Of God?
By: Garland M. Robinson
No, it is not! On the contrary, it is foolish to say you can't use the Bible to prove the existence of God.
Evidence for the existence of God and His creation is found both inside the Bible and outside the Bible. Atheists may disbelieve the Bible and not accept what it teaches about God but that does not mean we must throw the Bible out simply because they do not believe it. We must show them the overwhelming evidences set forth in the Bible. By so doing, the integrity and reliability of the Bible are established. Therefore, when the credibility of the Bible is confirmed, then what it says on all matters is also credible and trustworthy -- including the existence of God.
The many prophecies of the Bible and their fulfillment can be used to show beyond a doubt that the Bible is trustworthy. Hundreds of years before an event took place we can read of a prophecy concerning it in the Bible and then see from history that it was fulfilled in every detail. For example: It is a matter of historical record that the Jews were carried into captivity by the Babylonians and then allowed to return to Palestine 70 years later by order of Cyrus, king of Persia (Isaiah 25; Jeremiah 29). Isaiah 45 names Cyrus as the one who would accomplish it. This was 200 years before it took place! Fulfilled Bible prophecy is certainly credible evidence that even an atheist cannot successfully deny.
There are many scientific points mentioned in the scriptures that serve as evidence to the credibility of the Bible. For centuries men believed the world was flat. Nearly 400 years ago, an expedition lead by Magellan sailed around the world and finally PROVED the world was round. The scientific community today scoffs at the idea that they themselves used to believe the world was flat. Had they read Isaiah 40:22, written 2200 years before, they would have learned the Bible said the world was round.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (II Timothy 3:16-17).