The Validity of the Bible and Christianity
| Birth of
Crucifixion | Resurrection | Archaeological/Scientific Evidence |
| Validity of Scripture | Jesus is
either Lord, Liar, or Lunatic |
| Helpful Web Sites | Helpful Books
In various sections in this website we quote
historians, authors of books, link to other websites, etc. Some skeptics will
challenge some of what we share stating that a specific historian or writer may
have some flaws. We do not deny this. There are no perfect people, perfect
history books, etc. Each reader must weigh the evidence themselves.
In a court of law, there are people who are
condemned to die based upon circumstantial evidence. There are at times
witnesses who take the stand that have questionable lifestyles, but the jury
chooses based upon other evidence, to believe the testimony of a witness. We
understand that if we quote a historian, that the historian may not be perfect
in their comments and observations, but the overall evidence will confirm many
of their statements.
We strongly believe a serious Spiritual
Seeker can logically believe in the Bible based upon all the evidence there is
on this site, if they use the same principles that any juror would to determine
the truth. Here is the key―are
you searching for truth or loopholes. You can always find the loopholes.
Proof of the
Birth of Jesus
The greatest argument against Christianity
would be the fact that Jesus never lived. If the birth of Jesus did not occur,
then of course, the
Resurrection of Jesus did not occur. And if
there is no resurrection, then death has not been conquered. If death has not
been conquered, then sin has not been conquered and we are all doomed. Without
the birth of Jesus, Christianity is just another religion based upon legends and
Proof of the
Crucifixion of Jesus
There are some who question the validity of
the crucifixion and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus
Christ was not murdered and then rose from the grave, then He is no different than any of
the wise men or prophets of other religions. Jesus'
resurrection is what gives Him the authority to say He is God and that there is no other means to
experience eternal salvation except to acknowledge Him as your Lord and Savior.
Proof of the
Resurrection of Jesus
There are some who question the validity of
crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus
Christ was not murdered and did not rise from the grave, then He is no different than any of
the wise men or prophets of other religions. Jesus' resurrection is what gives Him the
authority to say He is God and that there is no other means to experience eternal
salvation except to acknowledge Him as your Lord and Savior.
More and more there is archaeological and
scientific evidence proving the Bible is true. Some of the books above give information on
what scientists are finding that proves the Creation Story, the Flood, Jesus, etc.
Without using the Bible we have proved
through historical documents, logic, and scientific evidence we have proved the
birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what the Bible says
about Jesus is true. However, the greatest proof is the Bible (Holy Scriptures,
Word of God) itself. Many wonder where there is not more historical evidence for
Jesus. The Bible is historical evidence.
either Lord, Liar, or Lunatic
Some acknowledge Jesus as a historical figure and say he was a great man, but
not God in the flesh. This is not possible.
You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill
Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let
us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
C.S. Lewis, was a professor at Cambridge University
Helpful Web Sites
Reasons To Believe is an international, interdenominational ministry
established to communicate the uniquely factual basis for belief in the
Bible as the wholly true Word of God and for personal faith in Jesus Christ.
GREAT SITE for Spiritual Seekers or those wanting scientific evidence to
prove the truths of the Bible.
Evidence For God From Science
This site provides evidence for God's existence.
Well-informed articles to help readers understand more clearly the truth and
relevance of Christian beliefs.
FREE Downloadable Interactive Bible Studies for use by individuals or groups
This organization has resources that are sure to help you in your detailed
study of the Bible.
Steps Ministries does not endorse or agree with some of the doctrinal
beliefs or teachings of sites that are recommended throughout our website.
These sites are only given as additional resources that have some items that
we find of value. We acknowledge that as in every other religion or belief
system, there are individuals or organizations in Christianity that are
'flakey', 'off base', claim facts that are fiction, etc. Use wisdom and the
intelligence that God has given you, even those of you who do not believe
there is a God.
We have listed the following books that may be helpful for someone who is
wondering if the Bible is true, has questions about Christianity, or is a
new follower of Jesus Christ.
The book listed below is what turned me from an atheist to a
Evidence That Demands A Verdict, Vol. I by Josh McDowell
Josh McDowell provides scholarly, intelligent, well-grounded answers
regarding the validity of the
Bible. These answers are backed by solid evidence that will satisfy anyone
who is willing to honestly weight it.
The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict-by
The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict maintains and strengthens
McDowell's original arguments for the validity of Christianity. Jam-packed
with information, this book looks at why the Bible can be trusted, including
its historical reliability and accuracy. McDowell explains who Jesus is, and
why the New Testament record of his personality and ministry is the best and
most authentic source available. He also explains how several worldviews
have attempted to discredit Christianity, particularly through the methods
of biblical, form, and textual criticism. McDowell also examines several
philosophical systems, including skepticism, agnosticism, and mysticism, and
offers a cogent defense of the idea and reality of miracles.
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell-audio
Josh McDowel focuses upon the evidence for Jesus Christ as God and provides
rock solid reasons for people who are skeptical about Jesus deity, his
resurrection, and his claim on their lives.
More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell-book
In More Than A Carpenter, Mr. McDowell focuses upon the person who changed
His life-Jesus Christ. It is a hard-headed book for people who are Skeptical
about Jesus deity, His resurrection, and His claims on their lives.
Discover the Historical Evidence that Supports the Gospel
Visit the religion section in nearly any bookstore, and you'll find all
sorts of "new" opinions about Jesus' life and
identity. In this revealing book, Groothuis exposes the questionable logic
and faulty conclusions of those attempting to deny Christ's divinity.
Discover the historical evidence that supports the Gospel account and be
equipped to defend your faith.
Creation: Facts of Life by Gary Parker
Take a scientific look at DNA, embryo development, fossils, "early man," and
other topics critical to the creation/evolution
debate in terms that even non-scientists can understand! This biblically
based book is written by a professor of biology who "enthusiastically"
taught evolution until he attended a Bible study led by a chemistry
professor. 215 pages.
Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
Is Darwin's theory of evolution really the settled fact experts insist it
is? Johnson, a Berkeley law professor specializing in logic, dissects
Darwinism's scientific support and finds it woefully short on logic and
severely lacking in confirmatory evidence. This rigorous-yet readable- book
is a great introduction to the controversy over evolution. 195 pages.
Skeptics Answered by Dr. James Kennedy
Is the Bible reliable and accurate? Can we prove that God exists? Who was
Jesus? How can there be evil if God is good? These are some of the
most-asked questions at the heart of this faith-affirming look at
Christianity. Clear, factual, and well-reasoned, Kennedy's answers will
provide you with solid assurance for every doubt. 240 pages.
Many Infallible Proofs by Henry M. Morris III
Christianity is the only religion in the world founded on historical
evidence, say the Morrises. In this compelling book, they show you "many
infallible proofs" that will give you renewed confidence in the authority of
God's Word. 381 pages.
When God Doesn't Make Sense by Dr. Dobson
When we are entangled in life's crisis, it is common to feel great
frustration with God. Our inability to figure out
what He is doing creates the greatest agitation. The "Why?" question, which
even Jesus asked from the cross, is often left unanswered for years or
perhaps for a lifetime.
Links below make it easy to order the
books from ChristianBook.com
Chasing God, Serving Man
Whatever Happened to the Power of God
The Five Love Languages
Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Volume 1
The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
More Than a Carpenter
More Than a Carpenter - Audiobook
The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ
Creation Facts of Life
Darwin on Trial
Many Infallible Proofs
When God Doesn't Make Sense
Books on Christianity or The Study of Apologetics