The Historicity of the Scriptures

Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many” (Romans 5:14-15).

One of the many infallible proofs of the Bible’s divine inspiration is its historical accuracy (i.e., its historicity). This passage is one of many which make no sense if Adam, Moses, and/or Jesus never lived in human history as recorded in Scripture.

If the events of Genesis 3 did not actually occur, then Jesus, His death, and His gospel are a solution to a make-believe problem! How can that by any stretch of the imagination be called “good news”.

Unlike the paganism which existed in the first century, the apostle Peter makes a clear distinction between Christianity and “the gods” when he wrote: “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so, we have the prophetic word confirmed…” (2 Peter 1:16-19).

God’s word is truth (John 17:17). This means it is accurate doctrinally, scientifically, morally, geographically, and historically. The God who cannot lie (Titus 1:2) could do nothing else.

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