Q. Can I really trust the Bible?
A. You may absolutely trust the Bible. Countless millions have done so over the centuries, and have found that God is faithful. God invites you to get to know Him and the only way to do that is though the message of the Bible.
O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him. Psalms 34:8.
If you cannot trust God and His Word, you cannot trust anyone. And besides, the Bible is the only book known to man that offers certainty concerning your eternal destiny. Consider the words of Peter the fisherman who said to Jesus?
Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68.
There really is nowhere else to go.
Q. Hasn’t the Bible been changed over the years?
A. Some men have tried to change the Bible by producing corrupted versions and translations such as the one produced by the Watchtower Society of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation. Remember that valuable things are always counterfeited. However, God promised to preserve His Word and thus there are uncorrupted translations of the Bible available today.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18 .
In addition to all this, it needs to be remembered that since the beginning of time, there has been a long war waged against God and His truth. The Bible has been attacked in a whole host of ways including dodgy translations.
In the English language, the King James translation is absolutely reliable and trustworthy. It has stood the test of time in contrast to the constantly changing editions of the so called “modern” versions which have significant problems.
Q. Who was Jesus?
A. Jesus was (and is) God manifest in the flesh. He is God.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16.
For in him [Jesus Christ] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9.
He is both God and man and is thus uniquely placed to connect sinful man to a holy God.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6.
Q. Do you Believe that the flood of Noah really happened?
A. Was there really a worldwide flood? Did Noah really build a huge boat in order to survive the catastrophe? Absolutely yes! The Lord Jesus Christ confirmed the reality of the flood and Noah’s construction of the ark.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:38-39 (in the Bible).
The statements of the Bible and the reality of the world we see around us will always be in harmony, and they certainly are on this matter. The finding of fossils all over the world, from the foundations of the local Blanchardstown bypass to the top of Mt. Everest attest to a worldwide flood.
Q. Is Jesus the same individual as the Archangel Michael?
A. Absolutely not!
Jesus is the creator –
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus is not a created being. Angels are created beings. There is a clear differentiation made between the two in Hebrews 1:5-8. Jesus is addressed as God in Hebrews 1:8. The whole fullness of the Godhead resides in Jesus ( Colossians 2:9).
There is a passage in the New Testament in which Jesus and Michael appear together in the same narrative – i.e. Revelation chapter 12, where the infant Jesus is whisked away into the wilderness to escape the jaws of the Dragon, and Michael and his angels rise up to cast the Dragon into the sea. If there was ever any place in the Bible to make the identification of Michael and Jesus explicit, that was it. But they are portrayed as two separate individuals in the same narrative. Why? Simply because they are two separate and distinct individuals.