Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx
The bible was written by God through 40 men in 3 languages over a 1,500 year period. These men lived in different parts of the world, some were rich, some were poor, some were educated, some were not, most didn't know each other, nor did they have access to the other's writings and yet it fits together as if it were written by one person. It was written by God. It has no errors or contradictions. It is the Word of God. The bible is accurate in matters of Science, History, and all matters of life.
There are countless prophecies which have been predicted and fulfilled perfectly in scripture. Many of these prophecies were written hundreds or even thousands of years before they were fulfilled.
I can post those prophecies if you wish.
The bible is a fascinating work of literature, but there are many contradictions throughout it.
Within the first 2 books of Genesis there is a clear contradiction as to which was created first, man or beats.
Here is a list. http://www.infidels.org/library/mode...l#war_or_peace
From an Islamic viewpiont. http://www.islamway.com/english/imag...radictions.htm
As for knowing the bible is the word of god based on the idea it was written by so many people all over the world. Many of its original authors are unknown, and the original stories were revised and adapted many times to suit the current political agenda. The books were constantly expanded upon throughout the ages, and were not all perfectly written at the same time. Over almost 2000 years these texts were written, and then slowly edited into what we now know as the bible. Edited so that it was in chronological order. In every bible u will see notes at the bottom of each page which refer to the different versions different interpretations and translations.
The bible isnt even historically accurate. Proven historical evidence and archaeological findings show the bible has a distorted version of history.