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Throughout history, people from many backgrounds have considered the Bible to be a reliable source of truth. Today, millions follow its teachings. Yet others dismiss the Bible as being irrelevant or fictitious. What do you think? Can you find truth in the Bible?

WHY YOU CAN TRUST THE BIBLE​

How can you determine if the Bible merits your trust? Consider an illustration: If a friend consistently told you the truth over many years, you would likely consider him trustworthy. Has the Bible, like a trustworthy friend, consistently told the truth? Note some examples.

Truthful Writers​

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Bible writers were very honest, often revealing their own mistakes and failings. For example, the prophet Jonah wrote about his own disobedience. (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) In fact, he concluded his Bible book by revealing how God chastised him, yet he made no mention of how he corrected his own attitude. (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) The honesty of all the Bible writers indicates their sincere concern for truth.

Practical Truth​

Does the Bible always give sound advice about practical matters? It certainly does. For example, note what the Bible says about maintaining healthy relationships: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them.” (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) “A mild answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) Yes, Bible truths remain as practical today as the day they were written.

Historical Truth​

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Many archaeological discoveries over the years verify the existence of various peoples and places and the accuracy of events mentioned in the Bible. As an example, consider the evidence for one minor detail. The Bible states that in the time of Nehemiah, Tyrians (Phoenicians from Tyre) who lived in Jerusalem “were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise.”—You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now..
Is there any evidence to support this Bible verse? Yes, there is. Archaeologists have discovered Phoenician goods in Israel, suggesting trade between the two ancient nations. Furthermore, in Jerusalem, the remains of Mediterranean fish have been unearthed. Archaeologists believe that the fish were brought from the distant coast by merchants. After analyzing the evidence, one scholar concluded: “The statement in You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. that the Tyrians sold fish in Jerusalem is quite plausible.”

Scientific Truth​

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The Bible is primarily a religious and historical book. But when it touches on scientific matters, it harmonizes with true science. Note one example.
About 3,500 years ago, the Bible stated that the earth is suspended “upon nothing.” (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) This differed greatly from the myths that described the earth as floating on water or being carried by a giant tortoise. Some 1,100 years after the book of Job was written, people continued to believe that the earth could not just hang in midair; it had to have something to rest upon. Only three hundred years ago, in 1687, Isaac Newton published his work on gravity and explained that the earth is held in orbit by an invisible force. This scientific milestone confirmed what the Bible had stated more than 3,000 years earlier!

Prophetic Truth​

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How accurate are the Bible’s many prophecies? Consider one example: Isaiah’s prophecy about the fall of Babylon.

The Prophecy: In the eighth century B.C.E., the Bible writer Isaiah declared that Babylon—which was only later to become the capital of a powerful empire—would be overthrown and eventually become uninhabited. (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) Isaiah even named the man who would carry this out—Cyrus. He also described Cyrus’ strategy, stating that rivers would “dry up.” And he foretold that the city gates would be left open.—You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now..

The Fulfillment: Some 200 years after Isaiah’s prophecy, a Persian king attacked Babylon. His name? Cyrus. Because Babylon was heavily fortified, Cyrus turned his attention to the Euphrates River, which ran through the city. His men dug a canal upstream to divert the river into a marshland. This dropped the river level enough to make it possible for Cyrus’ army to march through the thigh-deep water of the riverbed, which adjoined the city walls. Incredibly, the Babylonians had left the gates that faced the river open! Cyrus’ army entered Babylon through the open gates and overthrew it.

However, one detail remained: Did Babylon become uninhabited? For some centuries, people continued living there. But today, Babylon’s ruins—near Baghdad, Iraq—testify to the prophecy’s complete fulfillment. Yes, the Bible is reliable even when it discusses future events.

A RELIABLE SOURCE OF TRUTH​

These are only a few of numerous examples that have led many to consider the Bible to be not just trustworthy but “just as it truthfully is, as the word of God.”—You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now..
But what truths does the Bible contain? Can these benefit you? The rest of this magazine will discuss some important Bible truths. We will begin with what the Bible reveals about its author—God.
 

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sige nga isalang natin sa scrutiny kung papasa talaga ang bibliya laban sa kanyang napakadaming discrepancy.. sa pamamagitan lamang ng dalawang katanungan

(1) who is the author of pentateuch???
(2) the common language during the time of Jesus was Aramaic (a semitic/jewiah language), why the original/oldest survived manuscripts of New Testament was writen in Koine Greek???
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Baka may mga pais dito at makatulong sa pag explain..
 
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sige nga isalang natin sa scrutiny kung papasa talaga ang bibliya laban sa kanyang napakadaming discrepancy.. sa pamamagitan lamang ng dalawang katanungan

(1) who is the author of pentateuch???
(2) the common language during the time of Jesus was Aramaic (a semitic/jewiah language), why the original/oldest survived manuscripts of the bible was writen in Koine Greek???
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1. God
2. Koine used by inspired Christian writers. Since the writers of the inspired Christian Scriptures were concerned with getting their message across with understanding to all the people, it was not the classical Greek but the Koine that they used. All these writers themselves were Jews. Though they were Semitic, they were not interested in the spread of Semitism, but in the truth of pure Christianity, and by means of the Greek language they could reach more people. They could better carry out their commission to “make disciples of people of all the nations.” (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) Also, the Koine was a fine instrument by which they could well express the subtle intricacies of thought that they desired to present.

The inspired Christian writers gave to Koine power, dignity, and warmth by reason of their exalted message. Greek words took on a richer, fuller, and more spiritual meaning in the contexts of the inspired Scriptures.
 
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1. God
2. Koine used by inspired Christian writers. Since the writers of the inspired Christian Scriptures were concerned with getting their message across with understanding to all the people, it was not the classical Greek but the Koine that they used. All these writers themselves were Jews. Though they were Semitic, they were not interested in the spread of Semitism, but in the truth of pure Christianity, and by means of the Greek language they could reach more people. They could better carry out their commission to “make disciples of people of all the nations.” (You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.) Also, the Koine was a fine instrument by which they could well express the subtle intricacies of thought that they desired to present.

The inspired Christian writers gave to Koine power, dignity, and warmth by reason of their exalted message. Greek words took on a richer, fuller, and more spiritual meaning in the contexts of the inspired Scriptures.
marami ko pede sabihin dyan sa lneggwahe ng NT.. pero mahaba pa usapin yan kaya i let it pass 😂

kaya dito muna tayo sa authorship ng pentateuch.

kung God pala ang Author ng Pentateuch, bakit tinawag ang pentateuch na 5 books of moses? hmmm 🤣
 
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Ito ang sinabi.

" Many archaeological discoveries over the years verify the existence of various peoples and places and the accuracy of events mentioned in the Bible. As an example, consider the evidence for one minor detail. The Bible states that in the time of Nehemiah, Tyrians (Phoenicians from Tyre) who lived in Jerusalem “were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise.”—You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now..
Is there any evidence to support this Bible verse? Yes, there is. Archaeologists have discovered Phoenician goods in Israel, suggesting trade between the two ancient nations. Furthermore, in Jerusalem, the remains of Mediterranean fish have been unearthed. Archaeologists believe that the fish were brought from the distant coast by merchants. After analyzing the evidence, one scholar concluded: “The statement in You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. that the Tyrians sold fish in Jerusalem is quite plausible. ”


Sabi daw archeological discoveries na nagpapatunay na ang bible ay reliable source of truth pero pagdating sa archeological discoveries pagdating kay God Yahweh had a wife na ang name is Goddess Asherah ay ayaw ng paniwalaan samantalang archeological discoveries naman siya na associated in the bible lang naman din siya.

Ang akala ko ba the bible is the reliable source of truth ? Then bakit pagdating kay God Yahweh and Goddess Asherah na mag asawa daw na discover ng mga archeologist ay dinidefend ng ibang tao na naniniwala in bible na keyso hindi totoo daw ?

Ano ang ibig sabihin nun? Namimili lang kung ano ang archeological discovery na dapat paniwalaan at kung ano ang hindi dapat paniwalaan basta fit in lang sa paniniwalaan ng mga tao na naniniwala sa biblia? E kung sasabihin lang na keyso cherry picking lang kuno ang mga archeologist na naka discover kay God Yahweh at Goddess Asherah na mag asawa ay therefore , nag checherry picking din ang mga tinutukoy ni TS patungkol sa archeologist na discover din nila mismo. So ano ipinagkaiba? E parang same lang.

God Yahweh had a wife named Goddess Asherah ay nasa bible din sila a? Bagkus meron pa nga bible verse na related kay Goddess Asherah at God Yahweh mismo. Weird lang para sa akin. Weird in a sense na naniniwala ang ibang tao sa biblia pagdating sa archeological evidence kung saan na nagpapatunay na ang bible is reliable source of truth daw pero pagdating kay God Yahweh and Goddess Asherah na discover ng mga archeologist na mag asawa ang dalawa ay ayaw ng paniwalaan samantalang same lang din sila na nasa bible at na discover ng archeologist mismo.

Basta ako ay accepted na sa akin na ang God or any deities ay gawa ng tao. Ewan ko lang sa ibang tao.


To be honest na kapag supernatural God ang pinapaniwalaan ng mga tao as in , well , obvious na hindi siya maipapaliwanag malamang at tangi maipapaliwanag lamang ay ang mga events at situations na nangyari noon unang panahon which is tama naman na nakalagay in the bible but kung aalamin kung saan nagmula ang God or kung papaano nag exist ang God ay malamang na meron maipapaliwanag diyan ang ilan archeologist na why nagkaroon ng one God. Iyon ay kung ihihiwalay ng tao ang paniniwala patungkol sa pagiging supernatural being ng God nito. Kaso ang mga tao ay believe is to see sila so they will choose malamang ang God na supernatural being na cannot be explained.

 
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marami ko pede sabihin dyan sa lneggwahe ng NT.. pero mahaba pa usapin yan kaya i let it pass 😂

kaya dito muna tayo sa authorship ng pentateuch.

kung God pala ang Author ng Pentateuch, bakit tinawag ang pentateuch na 5 books of moses? hmmm 🤣
Sya writer ng 5 books
 
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kung God pala ang Author ng Pentateuch, bakit tinawag ang pentateuch na 5 books of moses?

Exodo 24:4
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Ang mga sinabi ng Diyos ay ipinasulat niya kay Moises, yan yung content ng limang aklat.
 

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wow nice that bible already found the truth (completed na wala nang hahanapin pa) while science continues to find a more accurate description of things
 
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wow nice that bible already found the truth (completed na wala nang hahanapin pa) while science continues to find a more accurate description of things
spiritual matters kasi sa Bible
physical matters naman kasi sa Science

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oo nga pala unseen things supposedly pero nangingi-alam sa mga seen things
Because, gaya ng sabi ng Bibliya, God created all things, kasama na yung physical things na nakikita natin .. So, walang problema sa Bibliya kung pakialaman nito yung usapin sa mga bagay na nakikita .. Bakit pakikialaman ng science yung mga bagay na di nakikita kung hindi naman pala puwedeng pakialaman ng Bibliya yung mga bagay na nakikita?
 
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sige nga isalang natin sa scrutiny kung papasa talaga ang bibliya laban sa kanyang napakadaming discrepancy.. sa pamamagitan lamang ng dalawang katanungan

(1) who is the author of pentateuch???
(2) the common language during the time of Jesus was Aramaic (a semitic/jewiah language), why the original/oldest survived manuscripts of New Testament was writen in Koine Greek???
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1. Moises
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Because, gaya ng sabi ng Bibliya, God created all things, kasama na yung physical things na nakikita natin .. So, walang problema sa Bibliya kung pakialaman nito yung usapin sa mga bagay na nakikita .. Bakit pakikialaman ng science yung mga bagay na di nakikita kung hindi naman pala puwedeng pakialaman ng Bibliya yung mga bagay na nakikita?
in what way nakiki-alam ang science?
 
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in what way nakiki-alam ang science?
sabi mo, walang evidence ang Science para sabihing may Diyos, tama?

and sabi namin, hindi kayang gamitan ng anumang instrumento na ginagamit ng mga scientist para masuri ang existence ng Diyos, so bakit kailangan gamitin ng science yung method nila to prove na may Diyos? hindi ba pakikialam ang tawag diyan paps?
 
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sabi mo, walang evidence ang Science para sabihing may Diyos, tama?

and sabi namin, hindi kayang gamitan ng anumang instrumento na ginagamit ng mga scientist para masuri ang existence ng Diyos, so bakit kailangan gamitin ng science yung method nila to prove na may Diyos? hindi ba pakikialam ang tawag diyan paps?
bakit you expect na ang god na gagamitan ng science is the god of the bible? if yes then kaya pala sabi mo nakiki-alam ang science
 
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bakit you expect na ang god na ginamitan ng science is the god of the bible? if yes then kaya pala sabi mo nakiki-alam ang science
sheeesh .. saang thread ba ako nagco-comment ngayon? sa thread ba about god's ng mythology? 🥲
 
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