Many question the authenticity of the Bible. Is it really God’s word, is what some ask while others dismiss it out of hand. The mythists and taleists is how I refer to these. One might add ignorance from lack of study as another way to put it.
Consider the following quote. This was from a parchment found one century before Christ was born.
And Babylon, the most glorious of kingdoms,The beauty and the pride of the Chal·deʹans, Will be like Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah when God overthrew them. She will never be inhabited,Nor will she be a place to reside in throughout all generations. No Arab will pitch his tent there, And no shepherds will rest their flocks there.Isaiah 13: 19,20
Babylon was the main city in the kingdom of southern Mesopotamia which now is, as you know, the country of Iraq. To this day, the city of Babylon is a ruin. No one lives there but birds, insects, and desert animals. Just as was stated in prophecy millennia ago.
Reflection on the magnitude of these prophesies accuracy over time is part of understanding exactly what the Bible is. It is not easily understood by a quick perusal. In terms of ignorance of that book, that ignorance is the same as any other, not taking the time to reflect and learn to understand that which you entertain a notion about.
There is so much opportunity given us to better understand the warnings about our times.
What has the Bible to say about our times and how was it given to us and through whom.
Jesus told us what to look for concerning His return. Matthew Chapter 7 will take you through all you need to know. But, as to the symbolic and rather difficult book of Revelations, how was that conveyed to the writer whose name was John.
A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And he sent his angel and presented it in signs through him to his slave John.Revelation 1:1
This complex book came to John through Jesus from God. Remember that Jesus said that all He said and did came to Him from His Father; this also is indicated by John while imprisoned on Patmos; an island near Greece.
“Slave” I will explain as I go. It hasn’t the same meaning as we use today. Rather, it is the fact that we understand that we are nothing. We were created and all the Earth gives us to sustain us had to come from God. It is mutual love and appreciation which makes us follow the Bible. God is love and it sometimes takes a lot to understand this. That appreciation begins when we realize how short our time is to get ourselves right. For, there is a promise made to all of us by God and He keeps His promises if we but follow Him.