The below information, with a few exceptions of the misuse and misapplication of certain words, is so very true. Additional proof of the validity of the book erroneously called the "Holy Bible" being the inspired word of our Eloah, Whose name is Yahuwah (yah-hoo-wah'), lies in the fact of what He said in YashaYahuw (Isaiah) 46:8-10, and then proving it. He stated there that He is THE Eloah and that His proof is that He declares the end from the beginning. In other words, He has told us what was going to happen, before it happened, and everything that He has said has to occur. Most of the prophecies in scripture have already been fulfilled in the exact manner in which He said they would be, some of them are happening now, and world events are shaping up for the remainder to come to pass in the near future. This, by the way is the sure test of a true prophet of Yahuwah. If what was prophesied by any "prophet" happens as he says it would, it was from Yahuwah. If what the "prophet" says in prophecy does not happen exactly as he says it will happen, then he was not speaking the word of Yahuwah and we have nothing to fear from him. (See Dabariym [Deuteronomy] 18:22)
Also, Yahuwah said in Amows (Amos) 3:3-8 that He would not do anything in this world without first publishing what He was going to do by His selected prophets. This He has done emphatically. The book we should be calling the Scriptures is the result. There will be found all of the information necessary to determine what has happened, what is happening, and what is going to happen to this world and its inhabitants.
An exception noted above is Mr. Pratney's use of the phrase, "Old Testament," when he meant the Ibriy (Hebrew) language scripture. The "old testament" is in fact the system of law referred to as the Law of Mosheh and did not come into effect until Shemot (Exodus) 24:8 when Mosheh sprinkled the people and the book of the law with the blood of bulls and goats. Neither testament, the old nor the new, are books or collections of books. They are both systems of Yahuwah's law and as such have definite periods of enforcement.
Also, Mr. Pratney uses many pagan words to name or describe the attributes of Yahuwah in His various manifestations. I have left these errors unchanged in order to maintain the article as being of the authorship of Mr. Pratney.
The Holy Bible, Wholly True
by Winkie Pratney
The Bible isn't like any other book that has been written. The claims of the Bible are unlike any other book -- it's NOT a human book! Unless you have a rock-solid commitment to the truth, it will not change your life -- it will only be so many words in a sea of words.
God called His Word living. You can't mess with it, it's too heavy!
You know, many of the Eastern thought forms use Scripture. That's because the book is so powerful -- you can't ignore it. If you don't use it, you can't capture people's hearts. God has built life into His Word, and all of the strong cults rip it off --steal bites out of the Bible and use it. They use the truth of it to try to justify the lies that they are talking about. Just the fact that pieces taken out of context are powerful enough to draw men's hearts should tell you what the WHOLE Word, used under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit can do!
So what are this book's credentials? I could say to you, "I have just written a book, and it is the Word of God. It's a great book, took me a year to write it." And you would have every right to say, "PROVE IT!" There are 30 or 40 books in the various world religions, each one claiming to be a superior revelation. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away" (Matt.24:35). How important do you think the earth is? Well, Jesus says, "Heaven and earth will pass away..."
The Bible does not attempt to defend its inspiration. You will not find any verse that says, "This book is really true, so you better believe it!!" But here is an interesting thing. Genesis opens with the words, "God said," 9 times in the first chapter. The statement, "Thus says the Lord" appears 23 times in the last Old Testament book --Malachi. So you have "God says" from Genesis to Malachi. "The Lord spoke" appears 560 times in the first five books of the Bible alone. Isaiah claims at least 40 times, his message came directly from the Lord; Ezekiel, 60 times, and Jeremiah, 100 TIMES! And at least 3800 times in the Old Testament, "The Lord spoke" appears. And the Lord Jesus quoted from at least 24 different Old Testament books -- that's right, He just quoted.
These are facts that will be valuable for a person with an open heart-- not that you have to throw your head away in order to believe these facts; but, if you do not want to believe, nothing will convince you. Voltaire, 250 years ago, held a copy of the Bible in his hand and said, "In 100 years this book will be forgotten, eliminated." What is hilarious is that 100 years later, to the day, his house was made the headquarters of the Geneva Bible Society, and they were distributing Bibles out of his house! God has an incredible sense of humor!
Say you were going to write a book, and this was how you had to write it: take 40 different writers for a start, totally different writers -- some highly educated, even doctors. Then get some farmers. Go and dig a guy out of a ranch and say, "I would like you to help me write a book." Then you find some fishermen -- you go down to the wharf -- a couple of guys from San Francisco, and say, "Hey! listen, help us write a book." And they say, "Sure, fine...we will help you." And then you get them to write on the following things: religious themes, poetry, ethics, science, philosophy, the creation of the universe and where it's going (throw in a few things about where they think it will all end.) You collect all that, and then ... oh, by the way, you have to separate these people so they can't communicate by phone or telegram...only possibly word of mouth, passed down over the years. Ah yes, years...you collect all this stuff over about one and a half thousand years, and compile the whole thing in one book. What would you have? I suggest you take a biology textbook from 60 years ago, and compare it with one today. And that is just 60 YEARS! I know what you would have, you would have the most motley junk you have ever seen in your whole life -- with people totally contradicting each other! But that is not what you have when you read your Bible. The more you read this book, the more incredible the unity of it. Because the more you get into it, the more incredibly detailed it is, and you find there are not 40 people who wrote it, but one person.