If your faith doesn’t correspond with reality, it isn’t real.
This compelling fact is supported in this video by SourceFlix.com. It is well worth watching as it compares the Bible and the Book of Mormon with regard to Jerusalem’s archaeology.
Faith must correspond with history. Think about it:
- The Bible is not primarily a history book, but what it says about history is true. The Bible is not a science book, but what it says about science is true.
- How can we expect to believe in the parts of the Bible we cannot verify—like faith, the Messiah, and heaven—if the Scriptures are not also true in the natural realm?
This reality reminds me of what Jesus said to Nicodemus:
If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? —John 3:12
You and I have a faith rooted in history—not myth or mystery. The words on the pages of Scripture are supported by simple artifacts we can dig out of the ground.
They prove nothing, but they support it all.
Tell me what you think: Would our faith still be credible if history didn’t support it? To leave a comment, just click here.
Here’s an additional video that explains how the Bible in particular is supported by archaeology: