Can I rely on what the Bible says?
Several years ago, I was in West Virginia, for the funeral of my grandfather. I sat in a motel room discussing the Bible with a family member who had some questions on the validity of the Bible. Sooner or later many people have a question or two that they would like to have answered. I don't have all the answers, but I would like to try to open some minds to one of the biggest questions most cynics may ever throw out in your path concerning the Bible. It's interesting that the biggest objections to the validity of God's Word are found in the first and last books of the Bible. Maybe this is because Genesis tells of Satan's downfall and predicts his future destruction, and Revelation shows this eternal destruction being carried out.
But how can we know that what the Bible says is true? How can we be sure that what is said will really happen? Science confirms Biblical documents to be true almost on a daily basis. Although I couldn't find this on my research, sometimes back, I remember hearing that scientists had fed all kinds of genetic data into their computers only to learn that the human race had originated from-you guessed it-one man. What about Noah and the flood? Have you ever driven through the mountains where the rocks have been cut out beside the road perhaps several hundred feet high in order to allow the road to go through? More than likely you notice streaks or lines of different shades through those mountains of rocks. These are strata, or sedimentary rock which were formed from a cataclysmic event which caused earth and sediment mixed with water to settle very rapidly and compress, trapping the "fossils" of plants and animal life within. All this points back to a universal flood. Additionally, you might want to consider these thoughts:
Perhaps, however the most important and convincing proofs of the reliability of the Biblical documents are found in the final book of the Bible itself, because it points to the future. In the early 1990s a microchip was engineered for Mondex SmartCard. Out of this the "Bio-chip" was developed, which can be implanted under the human skin. Scientists determined the best place to insert it would be in the right hand, or in the head, which is in direct fulfillment of what the Bible has predicted will take place (Rev. 13:16). The creator of this chip initially did not want to use the lithium battery as its power source when he learned that it would potentially cause "grievous boils or sores to the host" should it begin to leak. This individuals, Dr. Carl Sanders, was converted to Christianity after being shown the Scriptural prophecy related to this issue (Rev. 16:2).
So, the Bible has been scientifically proven to be true. But you can't count on science to save you. It's got to start with your heart, and that's where it must end as well. If you've had questions about the validity of God's Word, I trust these thoughts have helped, and remember, the Bible says that "….without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Heb. 11:6).