of The Holy Bible
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
HOLY BIBLE IS TRUE - PROOF THAT THE BIBLE COMES FROM SUPERNATURAL ORIGINS
we trust the Bible? Is the Holy Bible really the Word of God, as
theologians and preachers say? Or is The Bible a compilation of
wise, witty and intellectual sayings, recorded by scribes and holy men
down through the centuries?
THE HOLY BIBLE INFALLIBLE - DOES GOD REALLY EXIST?
the Bible inerrant, authoritative and infallible? And what about
God; does He really exist? Is God all wise, all knowing and is God
everywhere present and eternal?
- I BELIEVE THE BIBLE IN INFALLIBLE & IS THE WORD OF GOD
& YES - I BELIEVE GOD DOES EXIST
- I believe the answer to both of these questions is YES, and I
believe that I can prove it! The Greek philosopher, Plato, said
there are three valid sources of knowledge:
The five senses - sight, sound, smell, touch and taste
2) Reason - which sets men apart from the lower animals
3) Something he called "divine madness" - referring to
the spiritual world of supernatural communication.
TWO SOURCES OF SUPERNATURAL WISDOM EXIST - GOD & SATAN
Bible is the divine rule book. There are only two sources of
supernatural wisdom - God and Satan. Therefore, we need a divinely
formulated rule book as a guide or measuring stick. The Bible is
that rule book!
Christ endorsed the Holy Scriptures. He said, "For verily I
say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in
no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be
fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
pass away. But of that day and know knoweth no man, no, not the
angels of heaven, but my Father only." (Matthew 24:34-36)
looking for a reliable voice of authority. They know they cannot trust
treaties between world leaders, statements by philosophers, scientists
and even church leaders.
the Bible, God's Word, is the only real authority we have. Proven
trustworthy throughout the centuries, the Holy Bible sheds light on human
nature, world problems and human sufferings. Beyond that, it clearly
reveals the way to God!
WROTE THE BIBLE? WHERE DOES THE BIBLE ORIGINATE FROM?
wrote the Bible? Where did it originate and why is it so important?
Biblical scholar, Dr. Moshe Katz, and computer expert, Dr. Menachen
Wiener, of 'The Technion',
Israel's Institute of Technology have concluded that God is its author.
conclusion that God is the author of the Bible was reached by Biblical
scholars based on the notion that significant words are concealed in the
Hebrew text of the first five books of the Bible, spelled by letter,
separated at fixed intervals; a system alluded to in Rabbinical
literature used much later.
Katz said the researchers' evidence contradicts the belief that the Pentateuch
is a collection of documents written and edited by different persons at
patterns of letters repeated throughout all the text dismiss this theory,
because the statistical probabilities of the pattern are information
appearing at set intervals. By chance, it is extremely low - sometimes
one to three million!
pointed to the repetition of the Hebrew word "Torah"
(law), which appears in the book of Genesis
repeatedly every fifty characters, and the word "Elohim"
(God), which appears in the same book, then skipping twenty six letters.
numbers 50 and 26 have great significance in Jewish tradition.
The burial site of Adam and Eve is never mentioned in the text in the
Bible, but by the letter skipping method the names, "Adam &
Eve" appear in the text where the burial place of Abraham and Sarah,
the patriarch's tomb, is described.
NOT WRITTEN BY HUMAN HAND
extraordinary aspect to emerge from the research is the prophetic nature
of many words revealed in the text, which gives ammunition to Dr. Katz'
conviction that the Old Testament was not written by a human hand.
the book of Esther
which is read during the Jewish holiday of Purim,
the story of Haman's
treachery and execution was graphically told. Haman's ten sons were
hanged and their names are listed in the same book.
the hangings, Queen Esther was asked by the king what more could be done
for her and her people, the Jews. Her reply was that she wanted
"Haman's ten sons hanged upon the gallows". This puzzled
scholars for centuries, since they had already been hanged.
major hint explaining this mystery, said Katz, is the appearance of three
letters. These three letters are "tas, shin and zayin" in the
list of Haman's ten hanged sons (written smaller than the other letters).
"TAS, SHIN, ZAYIN" spell out the number in the Jewish calendar
for the year 1946 on the Gregorian calendar.
October 16th, 1946 explained Dr. Katz, ten Nazis were hanged following
their conviction and sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials. (Eleven had been
convicted but Herman Goering committed suicide, by poisoning an hour
before the execution.)
Steicher, one of the ten hanged, seconds before the noose tightened cried
out, "Purim Fest, 1946"!
said Katz, "In 1946 according to the Jewish calendar, October 16th
fell exactly on the annual Jewish holiday, "Hoshana
Raba", which is considered the last day of judgment in a chain
of high holidays, including Hoshana,
Raba and Yom Kippur, a
period of judgment.
a phenomenon cannot be explained rationally", commented computer
expert, Dr. Weiner. "So we need a non-rational! And ours is
that the Bible was written by God, through the hands of Moses."
THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?
Bible certainly can be trusted, for it is the living Word of God!
the centuries, a number of very sincere doubters have set out to prove
the Bible to be incorrect.
of these was Sir
William Ramsay, who determined to use historical events - especially
the 'Book of Acts' - to disprove the validity of the Sacred Writings!
William Ramsay's strategy was to travel to every place and do all the
things - recorded by Dr. Luke - which St. Paul and his party experienced.
similar modes of transportation and reconstructing the great Apostle's
missionary journeys, Sir William Ramsay discovered Luke's accounts so
accurate and convincing that he received Jesus Christ as his personal
the conclusion of his study, Sir William Ramsay concluded: "Luke is
an historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact
trustworthy; he is possessed of the true historical sense, he fixed his
mind on the idea and plan that rules in the evolution of history, and
proportions the scale of his treatment to the importance of each
incident...In short, this author should be placed along with the very
greatest of historians".
HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF THE BIBLE OVERWHELMED SIR WILLIAM RAMSAY
'notable' to be converted to Christ by the outcome of his own research is
mathematician, Dr. Ivan
Panin. Immigrating to the USA more than a hundred years ago from his
native Russia, the famous atheist was challenged by friends to prove the
Bible erroneous, using mathematics.
results of Dr. Panin's scientific research convinced him that the Bible
is indeed a 'mathematical marvel'!
discovered a miraculous numeric pattern and consistency, which ran like a
thread throughout the entire Bible - Old and New Testaments! Using the
same scientific approach to Greek classics, the Apocrypha and books of
literature, Dr. Panin found no such divine design!
upon his face he cried out for mercy and received Jesus Christ as his
personal Lord and Saviour! And he devoted the rest of his life speaking
publicly at universities across the USA, proving that the Bible is
inerrant, infallible and divine!
BIBLE STILL WORLD'S BEST SELLER BOOK
is small wonder then that the Holy Bible is still the world's best
seller. The American Bible Society reported in 1982, that the Bible had
been translated into 1739 languages and dialects which are spoken by 97
per cent of the world's population!
does the Bible say about this?
unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There
is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is
gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the
world." (Ps. 19:2-4)
what of the noise made by 'Johnny-Come-Lately's' like the humanistic
theologians who call themselves 'The Jesus Seminar'?
THE PROVERBIAL STORY OF THE DOGS WHICH RUN AFTER THE CARAVAN...THE DOGS
BARK, BUT THE CARAVAN MOVES ON!
BIBLE IS MORE SCIENTIFIC THAN MODERN SCIENCE
T.A. Pierson says, “There is a danger in pressing the words in the
Bible into a positive announcement of scientific fact, so marvelous are
some of these correspondences.
it is certainly a curious fact that Solomon should use language entirely
consistent with discoveries as EVAPORATION and STORM CURRENTS (1:6,7).
have boldly said that Redfield’s theory of storms is here explicitly
stated. Without taking such ground, we ask, who taught Solomon to use
terms that readily accommodate facts that the MOVEMENT OF THE WINDS which
seem to be so lawless and uncertain, ARE RULED BY LAWS AS POSITIVE AS
THOSE WHICH RULE THE GROWTH OF THE PLANT: and that by EVAPORATION, the
waters that fall on the earth are continually rising again, so that the
sea never overflows!
12:6 IS A POETIC DESCRIPTION OF DEATH. How the ‘SILVER CORD’
describes the spinal marrow, the ‘GOLDEN BOWL’ the basin which holds
the brain, the ‘PITCHER’ the lungs, and the ‘WHEEL’ the heart.
Without claiming that Solomon was inspired to foretell the CIRCULATION OF
THE BLOOD, 26 centuries before Harvey announced it, is it not remarkable
that the language he uses exactly suits the facts - A WHEEL PUMPING UP
THROUGH ONE PIPE TO DISCHARGE THROUGH ANOTHER.”
This column was carried by the Edmonton Sun & other magazines approximately
30 years ago (1986).
WORLD IS IN CRISIS
PUT THE WORLD
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
mankind hasn't changed over the millennia's. There has been no
evolution of the human spirit,
mind or body. Except perhaps, a degradation or devolving of the human
spirit.. A deterioration of man's desires, goals and aspirations has
occurred and at the same time mankind has had an increase in lust, fear,
hatred and greed!
TWO WORLD WARS AND
HUNDREDS OF SMALLER CONFLICTS, PEOPLE ARE
LIVING IN FEAR OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT
no wonder we've had two world
wars this century, with hundreds of smaller conflicts across the
War III is still ominously lurking somewhere on the horizon.
The entire world is living in fear of what is next to come, as the
conflicts, fighting and religious wars continue.
murder, drug abuse and other criminal activities have escalated at a
frightening rate, suicides have spiraled, herpes II is almost epidemic
and AIDS may soon bankrupt our health systems!
DO WE CHANGE THE WORLD?
do we usher in the era of brotherly love, kindness, peace and
understanding we all crave for? How can we fix the world that is so
is the needed ingredient that is missing in today's peace conferences and
boards of inquiry into drug addiction, alcoholism, suicide, family
breakdown, child abuse and racism?
our educational system is unable to communicate love, and impart it to
the students. We read with alarm of the tragic rise of bullying and
violence by juvenile delinquents against younger kids in the schools.
This violence has escalated into horrific incidents of killing, murder,
suicide and terror for those involved in the school and college
shootings. example: ( Columbine
school massacre killings )
our anti-racial and anti-hate laws will never eradicate the awful stigma
of bias and prejudice from people. They may even be anti-productive
in eroding our basic freedoms. Taking from good people the right to free
speech and expression, while the bigots still hate and feel superior
certainly cannot build a better society! YOU
CANNOT LEGISLATE LOVE!
CARING & LOVE MUST BE BORN WITHIN BY A FORCE OF GOOD
cannot legislate caring, compassion or love, you cannot make a law saying
you must love others or face criminal charges. Caring, sharing
and compassion must be born within by a force of good, which has invaded
and possessed our beings. This force of good is what changes us from
other words when we are spiritually born-again, the desire to hate leaves
and instead a strong urge to love and befriend people automatically moves
nature is changed by the overwhelming influence of the Holy Spirit of God
in a life transforming action called the New Birth. And the subsequent
Baptism of the Holy Spirit!
not difficult to love people when there is no hate in the heart. When
the animosity is gone! And the devil has left!
no fear remains, it's easy to feel safe. When all torments have gone,
it's not difficult to know peace and when the depression and sadness has
lifted, joy fills the vacuum.
WICKED ARE DRIVEN BY EVIL SPIRITUAL FORCES WHICH
ARE UNCLEAN DEMONS & SPIRITS
sadist wants to injure, the rapist subjugate, torture and sexually molest
and the killer desires to put out the light of life. They are being
driven by evil spirits, unclean demons of darkness!
FORCES ARE AT WORK WORLD WIDE
CAUSING DEATH, ABUSE, PERVERSION
York Times reporter, McCandish Phillips stated recently, "Spiritual
forces are massively at work in North America causing a rise of drug
abuse, sexual perversion, the occult and the breakdown of the nation's
Jesus Christ - the Prince of Life and Light - comes in, all the evil
spirits depart; for light dispels darkness and good destroys evil.
Jesus Christ takes over your life, mind & heart it is then easy to
forgive, bless, help and share!
DO WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
we need to change and fix the world is one missing ingredient. This
ingredient is God's divine 'Agape' Love which so changes the
individual that he begins to think like God thinks, love like God loves
and act like God acts!
IS AGAPE LOVE?
does "Agape" Love mean? Agape love is pure and simple:
unconditional love! Love so pure that actions are motivated by pure,
selfless compassion and caring!
preacher was preparing his Sunday sermon on a Saturday morning. His wife
had gone shopping, leaving little seven year old Johnny with his daddy.
little fellow was in and out of his Dad's office every 10 minutes or so.
Restless, energetic and bored! His Dad kept giving him magazines to leaf
through, books to read or blocks to play with. Johnny read them all in a
few minutes and clearly was looking for some new adventure.
was full of questions and wanted to look through his Dad's files.
pastor then got a brilliant idea. He tore off the back cover of one of
his magazines which had a very large photo of the globe on it. Then he
cut it into small pieces.
THE WORLD BACK TOGETHER!
my son," he said. "Use this scotch tape and put the world back
7 or 8 minutes the little fellow was back knocking on the pastor's door.
got the world back together, Dad. I've got the world back together,"
he shouted. Excitedly his father jumped from his desk. He ran out into
the den. It was true. His son had done the impossible. He had put the
world back together from little bits.
had he done it? How had his small son put the world back together.
His son must be a genius. It was a job that would have taken an adult at
least an hour or more.
just smiled and said, "I've looked through that magazine many times
Dad, and I noticed that on the inside of the cover was a full length
picture of a man.
I put the man together, the world automatically had come back
IS THE KEY TO CHANGING THE WORLD AND PUTTING
THE WORLD BACK TOGETHER
lies the key to our world's major spiritual, moral, sociological,
psychological and economic problems!
why St. Paul wrote: "If any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new
creature, old things are passed away. All things become new". (2
gospel of Christ changes the individual from the inside out. The
Bible addresses the real problems of life and declares that UNBELIEF,
REBELLION & DISOBEDIENCE - which is sin - are the root causes of all
our problems. And once this is settled we receive God's peace, a stable
mind, good morals and the strength to cope with the pressures of life!
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him
that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24)
said, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you
free". (John 8:32)
is the truth?
said, "I am the way, the truth and the life and no man cometh
unto the father but by Me". (John 14:6)
also stated, "Thy word O God is truth". (John 17:17)
is the living Word of God and the Bible is the written Word of God. And
if you will read, believe and obey God's Word, Jesus will come out of its
pages and come into you heart!
Bible says, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see (or enter)
into the kingdom of God". (John 3:3-7)
Jesus Christ into your heart today my friend and you will be born again
and the world will automatically become a better place.