The Authenticity of the Bible

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There are often arguments concerning the Bible, ranging from claims that it is the inspired Word of God passed down through the ages, or just a complete myth.

The writers of Genesis 1:1 recorded an inspired truth that could only be proved by science in the 20th century:

In the beginning:                         Time

God created the heavens:             Space

And the earth:                             Matter

For thousands of years, scientists and philosophers had speculated about the components of the universe. How could the author of Genesis writing 30 centuries ago have known that it was made up of space, time and matter, something that scientists only discovered in the 20th century.

This first verse of the Bible is evidence of supernatural authorship.

The number 7 appears 500 times in the Bible and is a symbol of completeness or perfection. Genesis records that God took 6 days to create the world and he declared the seventh day Holy, a day of rest.

The world has 7 continents, 7 notes in a musical scale (the 8th is a repeat), the periodic table of elements has 7 levels of distinct levels and there are 7 colours of the rainbow.

Many experts and encyclopaedias will list the modern Seven Seas as the: Arctic, Antarctic, North and South Atlantic, North and the South Pacific, and the Indian Ocean.

During the Age of Discovery (1450-1650), some list the Seven Seas as the then seven navigable seas of the world: Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans plus the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

While others disagree and report the ancient Seven Seas to be the: Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

Whichever view is taken, there are seven seas or oceans!

Finally, (for now) in the original Hebrew version of the Bible, the first sentence contains 7 words, not 10 as in the English translation:

אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ

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