I agree prayer is very important and asking for Gods spirit to guide and direct us, agree 100% there.
Re : The bible. God did have a representative on earth, Jesus, he left the model for us to follow, everything we need to know is right there in his word.
2 Timothy 3:16: - “All Scripture is inspired of God.” The phrase “inspired of God” translates the compound Greek word the·o′pneu·stos, meaning, literally, “God-breathed” or “breathed by God.” So God used faithful men to pen his thoughts, words and message. I believe the bible is a letter to us from him if you will and has been preserved as such
Between 1947 and 1955 what are known as the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, These scrolls prove the accuracy of translation through the ages.
The scrolls are also important because they have enabled scholars to gather an immense amount of information about how the Bible was written and how it was transmitted from generation to generation. These old scrolls include copies of books of the Hebrew Scriptures. They date from 100 to 200 years before Jesus was born. One of the scrolls is a copy of the book of Isaiah. Before this was found the oldest copy of the book of Isaiah available in Hebrew was one that had been made nearly 1,000 years after Jesus was born.
When these two copies of Isaiah were compared there were only very small differences in them, most of which were small variations in spelling! This means that in more than 1,000 years of copying there had been no real change!
There are more than 1,700 ancient copies of the various portions of the Hebrew Scriptures available. By carefully comparing these many very old copies, even the few mistakes copyists made can be found and corrected. Also, there are thousands of very old copies of the Greek Scriptures, some of which copies date back nearly to the time of Jesus and his apostles. Thus, as Sir Frederic Kenyon ( He was also the president of the British Academy from 1917 to 1921) said: “The last foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed.”—The Bible and Archaeology, pages 288, 289.
The Bible is also historically accurate and reliable. Its accounts are specific.
They include not only the names but also the ancestry of individuals
I wont use all the examples im aware of but one is at the British Museum. A visitor there can see the Nabonidus Chronicle, It describes the fall of ancient Babylon, even as the Bible also does. (Daniel 5:30, 31)
But the Bible says that Belshazzar was then king of Babylon. Yet the Nabonidus Chronicle does not even name Belshazzar. In fact, at one time all known ancient writings said that Nabonidus was Babylon’s last king. So some who said the Bible is not true claimed that Belshazzar never existed and that the Bible was wrong. But in recent years ancient writings have been found that identified Belshazzar as a son of Nabonidus and coruler with his father in Babylon at the time!
There is plenty of physical evidence to show the accuracy of modern translations as well as the the historical accuracy of the bible And thats not even mentioning the many prophecies that have come true, are currently being fulfilled on a grand scale and are yet to be.