There have been hundreds of books written on the subject of the divine inspiration of the Bible. Thus many people tend to go along with the popular delusion that the Bible is full of mistakes and is no longer relevant to our modern world. Nevertheless the bible writers claimed repeatedly that they were transmitting the very Word of God, infallible and authoritative in the highest degree. If the greatest and most influential book of the ages, containing the most beautiful literature and the most perfect moral code ever devised, was written by deceiving fanatics, then it is hopeless to look elsewhere for meaning and purpose in this world!
If you seriously investigate these Biblical evidences, you'll find that their claims of divine inspiration were amply justified. The remarkable evidence of fulfilled prophecy is just one case in point. Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, specifically and meticulously, often long after the writer had died. For example, Daniel the prophet predicted in about 538 B.C. that Jesus Christ would come as Israel's promised Saviour 483 years after the Persian emperor would give the Jews authority to rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9 v 24-27). Another group of prophecies predicted the restoration of the Jews to the land of Israel as a true nation in the latter days. For almost 1500 years this seemed utterly impossible, and yet we have now seen it fulfilled in this generation (Ezekiel 37 v 22), (Isaiah 11 v 11) and (Luke 21 v 24).
There are extensive prophecies dealing with individual nations and cities and with the course of history in general, all of which have been literally fulfilled. More than 300 prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus Christ at His first coming to earth. Other prophecies deal with the spread of christianity, as well as various false religions, and many other subjects. There is no other book in existence ancient or modern, like this. Only the Bible manifests this remarkable prophectic evidence, and it does so on such a tremendous scale as to render completely absurd any explanation other than divine revelation.
Further evidence of divine inspiration is found in the fact that many of the principles of modern science were recorded as facts of nature in the Bible long before scientists confirmed them experimentally. A sampling of these would include the roundness of the earth (Isaiah 40 v 22), the almost infinite extent of the universe (Isaiah 55 v 9), the law of conservation of mass and energy (11 Peter 3 v 7), the hydrologic cycle (Ecclesiastes 1 v 7), the vast number of stars (Jeremiah 33 v 22), the paramount importance of blood in life processes (Leviticus 17 v 11) and many others.
Although the Bible is a collection of 66 books, it is clearly one Book, with perfect unity and consistency throughout. The individual writers, at the time of writing, had no idea that their message was eventually to be incorporated into such a Book, but each nevertheless fits perfectly into place and serves its own unique purpose as a component of the whole.
Anyone who diligently studies the Bible will continually find remarkable structural and mathematical patterns woven throughout its fabric, with an intricacy and symmetry incapable of explanation by chance or collusion. The one consistent theme of the Bible, developing in grandeur from Genesis to revelation, is God's great work in the creation and redemption of all things, through His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The bible is unique also in terms of its effect on individuals and on the history of nations. It is the all-time best seller, appealing both to hearts and minds, beloved by at least some in every race or nation or tribe to which it has gone, rich or poor, scholar or simple, individuals of literally every background and walk of life. No other book has ever held such universal appeal nor produced such lasting effects.
Those nations that have honoured the Bible in their nationa life, God has honoured and blessed! Multitudes of people, past and present, have found from personal experience that is promises are true, its counsel is sound, its commands and restrictions are wise, and its wonderful message of Salvation meets every need for both time and eternity.