How to Believe Scriptures Biblically (Christianity)

One Methods:Jesus said he would rise from the dead

"We demolish arguments... by casting down imaginations, and every 'high thing' that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to [believe and] obey Christ ..." (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Have you ever wondered whether and how you may believe the Bible more strongly? You have several choices, including believing literally:

~ "Literature" -- Bible treated as a literature in a religious context;

~ "Religious belief" -- Bible treated as having symbolic stories, not taken as literal;

~ "Literal belief" -- Bible treated as true: "written word of God," literally -- applied to current life.

"Religious belief" is often considered to have the same meaning as "religion." And, religion usually deals with both ideas and practices, but religious belief can be seen as how one understands the ideas.[1]

So, "literal believers" of the Bible believe it is true about The Father God, The Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ (called the "Living Word of God" and the "Son of Man", "Son of God"). So what do Jesus, the disciples, and prophets say about believing the Bible Scriptures, for example:

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right." [2]

One decides whether to believe "Jesus is the Living Word of God". Obviously, you do not need to know every answer about the Bible, Jesus' life, ministry, death and resurrection to be able to individually believe in the "Gospel of Jesus Christ," ie: the Bible according to Christianity points to Jesus from the very beginning -- as the Living Word of God for instance. You determine whether you will be personally satisfied by the Gospel -- individually -- "as Truth" and so accept the Bible as accurate, as true (or not) to you personally. This article suggests how you might firm up your individual belief in the Truth of the Bible; such belief is called faith.


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    Can you avoid saying "I don't know.": and, instead say "I have faith." -- or -- "I believe."

    ~ "If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But [if or] since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say...", Jesus asked. [3]

    ~ "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him..." [4]
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    Consider building your faith by saying: "I will strengthen my faith."

    ~ "But, how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a teacher? ..." [5]

    ~ "But the Scriptures ... offer the promise by faith in Jesus Christ that might be given to those who believe." [6]

    ~ "... but is now revealed and made known to all Gentiles [everyone] everywhere, so that they, too, might believe and obey... the Scriptures of the prophets..." [7]
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    Expect ministering spirits (angels) to help: they are ready to protect you and your children if possible -- if they are believing and living for God...

    ~ "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve [especially the believers] those who will inherit salvation?..." [8]
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    Pray that you, like the original Christians, would not recant: so, some were even thrown to the Roman lions in the Roman arenas as entertainment/punishment.[9]
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    Consider the possibility of dying for your beliefs: such as, would the early Christians have died as martyrs, if beliefs were not tested to their individual satisfactions. Christianity was evidently believed by them as verified well enough to die for.[10]
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    Check the biblical evidence. That information leads to the doctrine of eternal life through Jesus who is called: the "Truth", the "Life" and the "Way". The person Jesus Christ, the "Messiah", the anointed "Son of Man," and the only begotten "Son of God" are all used to depict Jesus. Consider basing your decision on the fact that Jesus is not just a good man or a great prophet according to the "New Testament." When you have done all then stand:

    ~ "Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all," [11]
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    Glorify God by living out the words of Jesus -- if you believe the writings that indicate this would be a better world if everyone did what Jesus said according to the Bible.
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    Seek the Spirit of Christ, be saved, as you decide that the Word of God is reliable and trustworthy, and true in precepts (commands) and concepts. That includes deciding that the Bible is accurate.
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    Be Blessed by living the Biblical attitudes that would make you more like Jesus, which are called the "beatitudes" -- and receive many blessings promised by Jesus for those who have the right attitudes that "hunger and thirst after righteousness," and that are: "poor in spirit (humble)," meek (disciplined), merciful, "pure in heart," peacemakers, and may be "persecuted for the name of Christ."
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    Decide whether the Bible is prophetically precise about Jesus as the Messiah.
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    Check that Bible manuscripts, and translations to other languages and copies are pure so that they are very highly dependable in detail.
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    Verify that the Bible is archaeologically accurate too: as to the sites of the end of times and other sites of Israel including The Plain of Megiddo, for Armageddon.
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    Check the Dead Sea Scrolls as a possible verification of the age and accuracy of "The Old Testament" (Tanakh). Tanakh - the English acronym of the initial letters TNK of the Hebrew names for the "Torah," t(tôrâ); the Prophets, n(nədî'îm), and "Writings", k(kətûbôt).
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    Look into questions and access the veracity of Jesus' resurrection. It is supported by evidence.
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    Read about a dead man living again as predicted:

    ~ "For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." [12]
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    Check on this: if science can clone a life -- God can do much more than clone a life. God can cause Jesus to live his life in the same body based on God as all powerful -- so that is no problem for Him!
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    Decide whether the resurrection happened as reported in the Bible. Many scientists believe it could indeed happen if they believe in God's existence and as an all powerful being.
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    Examine the evidence. The evidence is there -- that Jesus rose from the dead. If he did, that is absolutely significant. No one else has done that. Therefore, what Jesus said would be on a higher order: Truth.
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    Read the witness of all the people who saw Jesus alive after His Crucifixion. That they were honest and were willing to give their lives for that truth that they held dearly...
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    Consider the biblical evidence: the tomb was empty though it was guarded by troops of the Roman army, and realize that Jesus appeared in a number of places after His resurrection, and showed people his wounds and ate with them.
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    Study Biblically that there were over 500 who saw him. You have the facts of what they attested to. See whether you believe that the Bible is not just symbolic. See the symbolic use of it also: but the Bible is not just good -- but reliable, like infallible. Verify to your own satisfaction that the Bible is textually reliable and that the Bible was written by eye witnesses. But looking inside yourself to find the best in yourself is not good enough.

Jesus said he would rise from the dead

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    Read how there is much more to it than just His making a claim. Jesus is shown to have backed up His words with what He did. Jesus foretold his death saying:

    ~ "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what I have heard from my Father..."[13]
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    Read how He was speaking of the temple of his body for which He foretells his resurrection as the Son of God, by His own power; Jesus said:

    ~ "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days..." [14]
    • He indicated he would permit them to destroy it:

      ~ "No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again..." [15].
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    Check the point that Jesus walked on water. He read the hearts (purposes) of people. Jesus calmed a storm with a spoken command.
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    Read that He fed 5000 in a crowd by multiplying a few fish. Raised several people from the dead. He healed many people.
    • What did He say when he was talking about good and bad.
    • And what about when he said he would rise from the dead.
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    Determine how much you trust the Bible and Jesus; trust in his resurrection, His truth, etc.
    • Be patient; "for the Lord's Coming" is near ... [16]
    • It is "the last hour; the end of all things" is near ... [17]
    • Many "Anti-Christs have already appeared" ... [18]
    • Yes, "I am coming soon" Jesus... [19]
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    Investigate the Bereans' eagerness to study the Scriptures every day to find out if what they have been taught about Christ is Truth according to the scriptures... [20]
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    Consider what the Bible says about upholding a standard and will you raise up a standard of belief. Refuse to accept doubt. Begin to praise God when negative thoughts may come to mind then replace them with praising God... He lives in and through His people who believe Him:

    ~ "God inhabits the praises of his people (ie: Israel) the believers." [21] If you really believe Him, then you will have plenty of praise for Him...


  • Avoid assuming that you have the natural ability to find and know the truth simply by looking into yourself.
  • Faith is only as good as who you put it in.
  • You risk your great deal (salvation) by looking within yourself. If you assume truth is within each person, you assume too much.
  • Looking inside yourself to find the best in yourself is not good enough.
  • If you believe in Jesus at all, then you should also assume that the people who knew Jesus were telling the truth when they said he rose from the dead.
  • If you believe that the witnesses were honest, then you have reason to believe the resurrection.


  • If one cannot control God's Gospel of Salvation -- so then why curb His appeal by doubting or shrugging about making a decision. But, you may decide either way today whether to proclaim or not that "Jesus Christ is Lord" and that there is an eternal hope in Him. Not to just live better but be saved, from the judgment which is to come upon the unbelievers who do not seek God's grace through faith in Christ -- according to the Bible.
  • Avoid trying to be your own savior. Do not just believe anything you like or which makes you feel better. That's not what faith is about. Believe what your faith tells you is believable and worth believing in/for all times.
  • Do not set yourself up as final judge of right and wrong. On what basis can you alone consider and decide The Bible is true or false, right or wrong? Have you raised others from the dead, walked on water, healed people, fulfilled prophecy? Why should you believe yourself over Jesus who was reported to do all of those?
  • If Jesus said something that you don't believe, then you are calling Jesus badly mistaken or as if He would lie. He is the one who was seen "walking on water," and who claimed "to be God"[22] -- and said that He "would rise from the dead." [23]

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