I didn’t use to be sure whether the Bible was just full of good advice or writings of real experiences of real people.
But, once I learned how to find out and then took the steps, it didn’t take long. It’s really quite simple: Read, Ponder and Pray
It’s a pattern to use to find out if anything is true. The Holy Spirit will witness to us of any truth; earth-shattering or miniscule. I have also found that I can know something is true without fully understanding its meaning. Sometimes that takes a lifetime of staying on the right path. References to related scriptures also help. 🙂
The Holy Bible IS writings of real people with real experiences. Jesus Christ is a real person. He IS the Savior of the world.
The Old Testament prophets all testified of Jesus Christ (Jehovah). Through Isaiah, the Lord gave the people a sign of Christ’s birth:
Isa. 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”