Do We Believe in the Holy Bible?

Do we believe everything in the Holy Bible? Do we believe all of the supernatural occurrences therein? Do we believe people witnessed and experienced miraculous incidents that are chronicled in God’s Holy Word? 

Noah, son of Lamech, prepared a 450-foot-long, 37-foot-tall and 75-foot-wide ark? Noah protected him and his seven-member family. Noah and his seven-member family constructed this ark over a hundred year period. Do we believe Noah preserved his family and hundreds of animals in it? Do we believe Noah survived the great flood for 40 days and 40 nights, and endured 150 more days of waters prevailing upon earth?

Do we believe the Angel of the LORD spoke to Moses, son of Amram and Jochebed, out of the midst of a bush that burned with fire? Surely we believe the LORD punished the Egyptians with all those ten awful plagues. The LORD contaminated Nile River with red blood, infested Egypt’s waters with leaping frogs, converted dirt into crawling lice, afflicted Egyptians with buzzing flies and plagued their livestock. The LORD converted dust to itchy boils, rained hard hail on Egyptian territory, blanketed swarming locust on ground, enveloped Egypt in eerie darkness and killed Egyptians’ firstborn. How about the LORD leading Egypt’s former slaves in pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night? Do we believe the LORD did that? How about Moses lifting up his rod, stretching his hand over the sea and dividing it? Do we believe the LORD caused that? Do we believe a strong east wind blew all night, made the sea dry land and divided the waters? Do we believe today God is powerful to perform that? Do we believe an estimated 6.1 million people walked 12 miles all night upon dry ground through the parted Red Sea? Yes, they actually did that! They miraculously escaped Pharaohs 600 charioteers, 50,000 horsemen plus 200,000 foot soldiers. Do we believe the LORD drowned more than a quarter million Egyptian troops in the midst of the sea? 

Do we believe Joshua, son of Nun, conquered Jericho? He led a silent walk around Jericho once for six straight days, encircled the city silently six times on the seventh day, loudly shouted “the LORD hath given you the city!” during the seventh time on that day. Do we believe Jericho’s walls fell down flat? And in another battle do we believe the LORD cast down great stones on the Amorites? Do we believe more Amorites died with hailstones in that historic battle than were slain by the swords of the Israelites? It may be hard for some to believe but it was Joshua, son of Nun, who spoke to the LORD in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon!” 

Do we believe in other miracles chronicled in the Old Testament? 

Do we believe the LORD opened the mouth of the ass and asked Balaam, son of Beor, what had she done that he has smitten her three times? 

Do we believe Gideon, son of Joash, actually led 300 men and defeated 150,000 Amalekites, Midianites and their eastern allies? 

Do we believe in the muscular exploits of Samson, son of Manoah? Vengeful Samson slew 30 Ashkelon men, trapped 300 foxes, lit fire to their tails and released them so they could torch Philistine crops. Warrior Samson slew 1,000 Philistines with a new jawbone of an ass at Ramoth Lehi. Strongman Samson carried Gaza gate on his back 35 miles over rough terrain. Blindman Samson pushed the middle pillars of Dagon temple. He killed a temple full of men and women and killed 3,000 more spectating the Samson show from the roof.

Do we believe David, son of Nathan, slew Goliath of Gath with sling and stone —because the giant Gittite defied the armies of Israel twice a day for 40 days. We must believe David decapitated Goliath in full view of the Philistines. 

It wouldn’t take much for us to believe in Hezekiah’s Tunnel, constructed by Judah’s King Hezekiah, son of Ahaz. This one-third mile long, 130-foot underground, s-shaped passageway was constructed more than 2,700 years ago in Jerusalem by the Israelites to prepare for Assyrian siege. The reason why it wouldn’t take much for us to believe in Hezekiah’s Tunnel, because many walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel today, just like I walked through Hezekiah’s Tunnel in September 2008. Hezekiah’sTunnel connects the Gihon Spring (which in Hezekiah’s time was outside of the wall) to the Siloam Pool (which then was inside the wall). Do we believe the Angel of the LORD went out, smote the camp of the Assyrians, slew 185,000 Assyrian troops, saved Jerusalem and spared all of the inhabitants therein? 

How about Elijah the Tishbite? He challenged the 450 prophets of Baal and confronted the 400 prophets of the groves, who ate at Queen Jezebel’s table. Do we believe the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench?

How about Jonah, son of Amittai? Do we believe the LORD prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah? Do we believe he was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights? Do we believe the LORD spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out the unhurt Jonah upon dry land? 

How about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? Do we believe they survived a burning fiery furnace for refusing to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image? Do we believe a fourth man, who was like the Son of God, walked with the three men in the midst of the fire and were unhurt —and even though the furnace was heated seven times hotter, and even though it slew those men who put the trio inside it? 

How about Daniel? Do we believe God sent His Angel, shut the lions’ mouth and saved Daniel in the den of lions for praying to God three times a day —even though Darius the Mede issued a decree prohibiting anyone from asking a petition of any God or person for 30 days; and even though Daniel was decreed to only pray to the king?

Do we believe in miracles chronicled in the New Testament? 

Surely we believe Holy Ghost came upon Mary, daughter of Heli, and the power of the Highest overshadowed her, and the virgin conceived Jesus the Christ, Son of the Living God. Many disbelieve pre-born babies aren’t aware of what happens outside the womb, because they believe in abortion, or premeditated prenatal murder. Do they believe six-month-old pre-born baby John responded to the spiritual and rejoiced in the natural when he sensed Jesus’ unborn presence? Do they believe pre-born baby John leaped for joy in the womb of Elizabeth when he heard Mary greet his mother?

Surely we believe in the miracles of Jesus? 

Jesus changed 180 gallons of water into wine, cast out demons and cured numerous people! Jesus stopped Sea of Galilee storm on one occasion and walked on that same body of water on another occasion! Jesus instantly transported a discipled filled boat four miles to shore! Jesus fed 5,000 men (excluding women and children) from five loaves and two fish! Jesus repeated that same miraculous feat, when He fed 4,000 men (excluding women and children) from seven loaves and few fish! Jesusresurrected Jairus’ teenage daughter! Jesus resurrected a young man from Nain! Jesus resurrected Lazarus of Bethany! Jesus withered a fig tree! Jesus toppled a 600-man posse who had come to overpower Him and arrest Him and tried to intimidate Him at the Garden of Gethsemane! Jesus reattached Malchus’ severed ear! Jesusresurrected three days after His cruel and torturous and humiliating execution! Jesus ascended to Heaven 40 days thereafter! Jesus is seated at the right hand of God! 

Do you believe in all of the miracles of Jesus? 

Do we believe on the day of Pentecost that 120 men were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, dwellers in Mesopotamia, Judaea, Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia heard these 120 men speak in their native language. People from Phrygia, Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians also heard these 120 men speak in their tongues the wonderful works of God. 

Do we believe all that happened on the Day of Pentecost? 

Do we believe Simon Peter, the son of Jona, who thrice denied Jesus just weeks earlier — he powerfully preached and presided over the revival at Jerusalem, where about 3,000 gladly received the word and were baptized. Do we believe the miracles of Peter? Do we believe the LORD through Peter resurrected Tabitha from the dead? Do we believe Peter asked Ananias and Sapphira why they lied to Holy Spirit and as a result of Peter’s questions directed at the couple, they both died? 

Do we believe Peter penned the New Testament books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter?

Do we believe there shined round about Saul of Tarsus a light from heaven, while he was en route to Damascus to persecute Christians there? Do we believe Jesusaudibly spoke to Saul and asked him why persecutest thou me? The men which journeyed with Saul heard no voice nor saw no man. Saul was blinded by his encounter with Jesus. Do we believe Ananias put his hands on Saul, verified Jesus appeared to him, prayed that the man from Tarsus might receive sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost? Do we believe Saul was healed? Do we believe sometime later God wrought special miracles by the hands of Saul, who is also called Paul, so that they brought unto Paul handkerchiefs or aprons of sick people, and when those handkerchiefs or aprons were returned to those same sick people, the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them? Do we believe Paul fell on Eutychus, embraced him and told the saints at Troas that the young man did not die when he fell down from the third loft and was presumed dead? Do we believe Paul penned half of the New Testament?

Do we believe John, the son of Zebedee and a disciple of Jesus, penned the Book of Revelation, which reveals end-time prophecy? 

If we truly believe everything in the Holy Bible. If we truly believe all those supernatural occurrences happened to people then, how can we dismiss Holy Spirit, discount demons, disbelieve exorcisms, doubt healings, disdain prophecies, disrespect prophets, disapprove of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence in speaking in other tongues, and discount miracles now? 

If we disbelieve the Biblically believable today, aren’t we setting up ourselves to be stolen, killed and destroyed by the same satanic/demonic enemy which tried to steal, kill and destroy the people of God in the Bible?

Do we believe in Jesus? Do we really believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, died on the cross for our sicknesses and died on the cross for our diseases? Do we believe Jesus is seated at the right hand of God?

Do we believe? We must believe that Jesus gave us all the gift of redemption, salvation, confession, repentance, reconciliation, transformation, sanctification and glorification —or eternal life!

If we truly believe in Jesus we must believe that we will also do the works that Jesus did and do even greater works!