There is much internal evidence that the Bible is the very word of God. High up on the list of reasons, is that it says about man what man will not say about himself. Book after book has been written about the evil in other men, but try to find a book written that proclaims and condemns not only the evil in others, but also the evil in the writer’s heart, and you will look until you stumble upon the word of God. Untold books have been written by men on the evils of Hitler, but no books outside the word of God have been written that decry the Hitler in each of us. Men were inspired to write what God said of all mankind, about what resides in each of our hearts, AND not only that they wrote about what He was going to do about it! In the first place, you will not find a book written by man that condemns himself, but even further than that you will not find a book that offers hope in such a situation.
What man of his own imagination has written such things as follow about those including himself?
Ps 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Eccl 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Mic 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Rom 3:10-12 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation…
Unlike the Hitler chronicles, these things do not point to a problem or problems only in another, but rather they leave ALL of US (mankind) under condemnation for sin. That in and of itself would be enough to separate this book from the books of men, but the unsurpassed beauty of it is that though it brings condemnation upon all mankind, it doesn’t leave us there! Having begun the condemnation with Romans 5:18 above, let’s continue with the end of it ….even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. We are condemned, yes, but there is a free gift that brings us out of this condemnation to be given those who do nothing but receive it.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Acts 16:31 …Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Imagine that, each of us heinous criminals the like of Hitler, pardoned not by some act or deed of charity done by ourselves, but by faith in the work of another; and this in a world that demands justice. This couldn’t have been a production of man, it simply has to be heaven-sent!
Prov 20:6 Most men will proclaim ever one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?