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4. The fourth reason why I believe the Bible is exclusively the word of God is because of its perpetual survival.
No other book has been attacked over the course of 2,600 years more repeatedly and viciously than the Bible but the apostle Peter wrote,
“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because ‘All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever’” (1 Peter 1:23-25).
Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt. 24:35).
In the year AD 303, Emperor Diocletian, who hated Christians, ordered that all Scriptures be destroyed throughout the empire. Less than ten years later Constantine became the emperor of the Roman Empire. He was converted to Christianity and among the first things he did was order multiple copies of the Scriptures to be produced.
Thomas Paine, the infamous infidel who wrote The Age of Reason, said, “Fifty years after I die, the Bible will be obsolete.” Paine is in hell, but the Bible still stands.
Voltaire said, “Another century and there will not be a Bible on earth!” It is reported that the Geneva Bible Society bought his house and used it as a bookstore that sells only Bibles.
The Bible has more manuscript evidence to support it than any other book in the world.