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Why I believe the Bible is true
Law

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A fundamental of the legal process is gathering the word of many witnesses.

Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offence they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Often God goes for overkill in this regard

1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he [Jesus] appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

If 500 is not enough, how about millions, to whom God spoke the 10 commandments

Mt. Sinai

Exodus 20:18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19and said to Moses, ‘Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not let God speak to us or we will die.’

Contrast this with other religions whose founders had a private revelation and cannot present evidence of their divine encounter.  E.g. Mormonism, Islam.

Many decry contradictions in the Bible as proof of inconsistency.  However, when witnesses are examined, immaterial differences are disregarded to establish the truth.  Witnesses with the exact same story and wording prove collaboration.  In this book, I collaborate references that malign with my message.

Science is used to validate testable claims of witness accounts.  I have a friend who’s wrongfully in prison because the jury followed collaborated emotional arguments and ignored scientific proof presented of the accusers’ perjury.

The best legal proof is from the people around you.  There are currently hundreds of millions of people who claim to know God personally.  Many of these testify to the Bible having proven true in their lives – even if they can’t explain every opposition to this fact.

In contrast, there are billions who claim to have not experienced God.  This proves nothing – courts don’t waste time on non-witnesses.

Watergate proves the fact of the resurrection

Charles W.Colson was convicted for his role in the Watergate conspiracy leading to President Nixon’s resignation.

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“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”
Washington Post 28/09/1983

The original explanation for Jesus’ missing body from the religious authorities was that the disciples had stolen it.

Matthew 28:11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13telling them, ‘You are to say, “His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.” 14If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.’ 15So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Stolen_body_hypothesis discusses this in detail.

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