8 Reasons You Can Believe the Bible is True

Believing God's Word doesn't mean you have to check your brain at the door.

Do you believe the Bible is true? A recent poll by the Barna Group revealed a startling fact about Christians and the Bible: “Just half of all self-identified Christians firmly believe that the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles (not the facts, just the principles) that it teaches.”

The entire basis of Christianity’s faith stems from what the Bible reveals about God, humanity, sin, and salvation. Is the Bible true?

Is the Bible True? Here Are 8 Reasons You Can Believe It

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Although any belief is ultimately a matter of faith, it should have a basis of credibility, reliability, and correspondence with reality. In a world where opinions of truth vary wildly, truth has to be based on more than preference.

Is the Bible true? Ultimately, the decision to believe it is up to you.

Here are 8 extraordinary facts that support the Bible as the Word of God.

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Mount Carmel and Elijah’s Place of Burning Leave a Lasting Lesson

Elijah’s question to Israel remains a question we too should answer.

Even when God allows hard times in our lives, He means to draw us back to Him. Elijah’s question to Israel on Mount Carmel remains a question we too should answer and apply.

Mount Carmel and the Place of Burning

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I’ll never forget the images of Mount Carmel’s scorching flames in December 2010. The largest fire in Israel’s history billowed so much smoke that a NASA satellite could photograph it. In addition to the tragic loss of life—both human and animal—the devastating inferno destroyed 5 million trees.

While reading about the fire in the news, I thought about the scenic overlook on Mount Carmel I have visited many times. The name of the place is Muhraqa, which means, ironically, “burning.”

Fortunately, most of Mount Carmel’s beautiful historic sites (including Muhraqa) escaped the 2010 forest fire. Beauty untouched beside utter devastation.

In a land where water is life, the lushness of Mount Carmel came to represent nothing less than the blessing of God.

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Top Questions I’m getting about Walking the Bible Lands

My new premium Web site already has new members excited.

For years I’ve been aggravated that the amazing benefits of experiencing the Holy Land have been limited to those who can travel to Israel. I determined to help solve that problem with my new premium website, Walking the Bible Lands.

Through the wonder of HD video, now anyone can experience the devotional benefits of the Holy Land with a click of the mouse.

Top Questions I’m getting about Walking the Bible Lands

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The invitation to join the site has had a great response!

One of the new members, Terri, wrote me a couple of days ago:

Thank you, Wayne, for creating this website for us! I don’t think any of us imagined how wonderful this website really was going to be, but after listening to your welcome video on how to navigate this site, I am very excited and will be praying for you as you take the time to educate us. We have been to Israel in 2014, but to be honest, we went so fast that it’s a ‘blur’ to us—and this is going to really seal it for us. My husband and I are very excited to learn more and we thank you for dedicating yourself to God’s children this way.

Jeff also wrote and said:

Hi Wayne… I’m so excited about your Walking the Bible Lands! I got signed up yesterday as a charter member and was planning to sign my mom up as a gift.

Top Questions

I have also received quite a few questions from those still on the fence. Here are the top questions.

  • Can I see the Passion Week videos again before they’re unavailable? Yes, although the 3 Passion Week videos won’t be public for much longer, you can access them any time you want as a member.
  • Will I receive anything in the mail—like a DVD or CD? No, the content is 100% digital to view online. You get instant access and don’t have to wait for the mail carrier to show up! Your virtual tour begins within minutes of becoming a member.
  • What happens after I become a member of Walking the Bible Lands? You will create a username and password in order to access the members’ area. There you’ll find an introductory video that explains all of the videos, audios, and the bonus content. You will also receive an email confirmation of your purchase and your personal username and password. 
  • Can I get access to the membership site all at once or only in pieces? You will receive access to all of the content instantly when you place your order. You can go at your own speed and engage with the material whenever it’s most convenient for you. I do provide a video that gives you a recommended roadmap for your virtual tour. 
  • Can I wait and buy later? Public enrollment closes on April 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central time. The doors close and won’t open again until later. But the price will never be $20 a month again. That’s a special price for anyone who becomes a Charter Member.
  • Are my credit/debit card details secure?  All payments are processed through a Secure Site License (SSL) payment processor and are 100% secure.
  • What if this product doesn’t meet my needs? No problem. You can cancel your membership at any time. 
  • What if I have a question or need support? We are here to help. Simply submit any questions you have via our support page on the membership site.

What questions do you have? Feel free to leave a comment below and ask!

Steve, a new member, wrote me:

I am looking forward to your site and the content that you describe. I am planning to incorporate it into my family devotions and I think my wife and I will use some of the bonus book devotions together. Thanks so much for making this available!

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I invite you to join Walking the Bible Lands with Terri, Jeff, Steve—and many, many others—who have begun their virtual tour through the lands of the Bible.


PS: The public registration ends in 2 days—so don’t delay! Click here to learn more.

Continue Your Virtual Tour through Bible Lands

What made Good Friday so good? It’s not that Jesus died. But it’s what His death accomplished . . . Forgiveness of your sins.

I hope you are enjoying your virtual tour of the Passion Week of Jesus through these videos. This final video shows you that what you’ve experienced this week doesn’t have to end! Click here to watch.

Continue Your Virtual Tour through Bible lands

The Passion Week is not just a story. It’s real! It was then—and it still is now.

God bless you as you celebrate Easter.

He is risen!

Tell me what you think: What do you like best about Easter? To leave a comment, just click here.

Video 3: Your Virtual Tour of the Passion Week of Jesus Continues

In this episode, we discover why it's the week that changed the world.

The Passion Week is in full swing, and the third episode in my new virtual tour of the Passion Week releases today. I LOVE this episode most of all, because we highlight the reason it’s “The Week that Changed the World.” Click here to watch.

Video 3- Your Virtual Tour of the Passion Week of Jesus Continues

I had a blast filming these videos. One reason? I love going to the Holy Land.

But not everybody can go to Israel.

In fact, there are several very good reasons people don’t go.

If you’ve never been to Israel, which of these 3 VERY substantial reasons is yours? I’ll share the reasons with you in this episode. But more importantly, I’ll also offer you a fantastic solution to the hurdles.

I have felt often like the disciples felt on Saturday of Passion Week.

  • Like all hope was lost.
  • Dreams buried.
  • I believed a lie.
  • How could I have been so mistaken?

But NOTHING could be further from the truth.

The Passion Week changed the world, and in this episode, we find out why.

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Video 2: Continue Your Virtual Tour of the Passion Week of Jesus

Wednesday through Friday mirror our own hopes and struggles.

Today Episode 2 releases in my new video series giving a virtual tour of the Passion Week of Jesus. You can click here to watch it now (as well as Episode 1).

Video 2: Continue Your Virtual Tour of the Passion Week of Jesus

The response has been tremendous, and I’m so grateful to you who have given a comment on Facebook, Twitter, or another social media outlet. Here’s one that really meant a lot to me:


What Gloria said is precisely why I’m doing this series. I want those who can’t go to Israel—or those who want to relive their experience there—to have a way to enjoy the places where the Bible happened.

The Passion Week began yesterday with Palm Sunday. It’s “the week that changed the world,” because something significant occurred that week—two events in particular—that forever altered the course of human history. These two events can also change your life.

In fact, one of these events may give you the assurance and encouragement you’ve longed for your whole Christian life.

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Watch Video 1: A Virtual Tour of the Passion Week of Jesus

My new series, “The Week that Changed the World,” launches today!

I am so excited to release my new video series on the Passion Week of Jesus, called “The Week that Changed the World.” If you want to skip to the nitty-gritty, and just watch the video, here it is. Just click.

Video 1 of the Passion Week of Jesus

Not everybody can go to Israel.

That’s frustrated me for years, because I know firsthand the benefits of including the land of the Bible in the study of the Scriptures. Leaving it out leaves out a LOT. I couldn’t imagine not knowing the Bible lands and trying to understand Scripture.

I don’t want others to miss out as well.

This is Just the First of 3  Videos

This video series begins a significant change. I’m going to do my best to provide virtual tours to biblical sites through video. But experiencing the Bible lands not just about pointing to a pile of rocks. It’s about connecting the Bible and its lands to life.

This first video leads up to Palm Sunday and goes through Tuesday of Passion Week. The following two episodes release next week—on Monday and Wednesday—and cover the rest of Passion Week.

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I have prayed for you for many months—that these videos would encourage you, inspire you, and even make you say, “Wow.”

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What Can You Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do?

One decision can help you choose what’s next.

You may feel stuck. At first, your situation looked great. It promised advantages, hope, joy, and happiness. It looked better than where you were, so you jumped. Now you’re not sure what to do.

What Can You Do When You're Not Sure What to Do?

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Turns out, it wasn’t the dream job, the ideal marriage, the best neighborhood, or the perfect church. It seems more like bait and switch.

It seemed the best decision, but now—you’re not so sure. You feel stuck.

What can you do when you’re not sure what to do?

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