the great questions


the reliability of the gospels

Can we trust the Bible?


The vast number of biblical manuscripts, the early dates, and the unparalleled accuracy of the manuscript copies establish the Bible's reliability well beyond than of any other ancient book.


Dead Sea Scroll


The number of New Testament manuscripts is astounding. There are almost 5,700 Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, compared with the 7 to 10 of other ancient books. Homer's Iliad has the most with 643 manuscripts. The New Testament is simply the best textually supported book from the entire ancient world.


Most scholars date the gospel of Mark in the 70's AD, a mere 40 years after the resurrection. All the New Testament writers were Apostles, associates or eyewitnesses. All were willing to die for what they believed - and most of them did.


For further study, consider the following books:


The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, by Craig Blomberg


Reasonable Faith, by William Lane Craig


The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel.


The Great Questions of Life | How can you know the truth?

how can you know the truth? [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]

Do you sometimes wonder what life is all about? Why were you born? How you can obtain true happiness? If you have ever asked these questions, then this website is for you!

How Can You Know The Truth?

Science, History and Observation

You can learn many wonderful things about the world and its people through science, history, and observation. However, you cannot learn the answers to many of the great questions of life from these sources. They do not tell us how life began, what its purpose is, and what the future holds.

The Bible

Only the One who made the world can tell you how He did it and why. He tells us the truth about these things in His book, the Holy Bible. It is a book of instructions for living in this world and is proven to be historically reliable!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(Bible, Genesis 1:1)

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
(Bible, John 1:3)

How Did The World Begin?

Did It Just Happen?

Have you ever asked yourself 'Where did the world come from? Did it just happen? Or did a great mind plan it and a great power make it?' When you see a bicycle, a car, or an airplane, you know that it couldn't have just happened. Someone planned it and made it so that it would operate according to fixed rules.

The World Was Made According to a Plan

The world and everything in it functions according to fixed patterns which we call the laws of nature. The more science discovers about these laws, the more sure we are that Someone planned every detail of the universe, made it, and keeps it functioning according to His plan. That Someone is God, the all-powerful and all-wise Creator. He is the Lord, and Ruler, of the Universe.

Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'
(Bible, Genesis 1:26)

God Made a Perfect World

God created the sun, moon, stars, and earth. He fixed their orbits so they would not crash into one another. He ordered the exact distance of the earth from the sun -- not too close, or everything would burn up; not too far away, or we would freeze. Ocean and land were in perfect proportions, and the atmosphere was just right. Then God made the living things. Last of all He created man and put him in a beautiful, wonderful world.

Why God Made the World

God made the world for His own enjoyment. He created the human family to be His children that He would love and enjoy. He made the earth for their home. God would enjoy the beauty and the orderliness of His universe, but most of all He would take pleasure in the love of His children.

God wanted His children to be like Himself and to share in His work. So He gave Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, a nature like His own in many ways. God would teach them. With His help, mankind would rule over the earth.

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