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Is the Bible Really God's Word?

Our answer to this question not only determines our opinion about the Bible and its meaning in our lives, but it will ultimately have an eternal effect on us. If the Bible really is God's word then we should cherish it, study it, obey it, and trust it completely. If the Bible is the word of God, then its rejection means a rejection of God.

The fact that God gave us the Bible is a proof and token of His love for us. The word "revelation" simply means that God has told mankind who He is and how we can have a right relationship with Him. We couldn't know these things if God hadn't revealed them to us in the Bible. Although God revealed himself progressively in the Bible for about 1500 years, the Bible always contained what a person needs to know about God in order to have a right relationship with Him. If the Bible really is the word of God, then it is the ultimate authority on all matters of belief, religious activity, and morality.

The question we need to ask ourselves is, how do we know that the Bible is God's Word and not just a good book? What is unique about the Bible that sets it apart from any other religious book ever written? Is there any evidence that the Bible is really God's word? These kinds of questions must be seriously investigated if we are to determine the validity of the Bible's claim that it is the true, divinely inspired Word of God, which is perfectly adequate for all questions of faith and practice. No doubt the Bible claims to be the true word of God. This can be seen clearly in verses 2 Timothy 3: 15-17, which say, “and that from childhood you knew the scriptures which can teach you to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Because all scriptures, inspired by God, are useful for teaching, for correction, for improvement, for education in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, sent for all good work. "

There is both internal and external evidence that the Bible is God's word. The internal evidence is the things in the Bible itself that testify to its divine origin. We see one of the first internal evidence that the Bible is really God's word in its unity. Although there are actually 66 individual scriptures that were written on three continents, in three different languages, over a period of about 1500 years by more than 40 authors from different circumstances, the Bible remains a unified book from start to finish without contradictions. This unity is in contrast to all other books and is an indication of the divine origin of the words that God moved people to record.

We see further internal evidence that the Bible is really God's word in the prophecies. The Bible contains hundreds of detailed prophecies relating to the future of individual peoples such as Israel, certain cities, and humanity. Others talk about the coming of the Messiah, the Savior of all who believe in Him. Unlike the prophecies in other religious scriptures written by people like Nostradamus, the biblical prophecies are very detailed. There are more than three hundred prophecies regarding Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. It was foretold not only where He would be born and what family He was descended from, but how he would die, and that he would be resurrected on the third day. There is simply no logical explanation for the fulfilled announcements of the Bible other than their divine origin. There is no other religious book besides the Bible that contains predictive prophecy of the same size or type.

The Bible's unique authority and power is a third, internal clue to its divine origin. While this evidence is more subjective than the first two internal evidence, it is no less powerful testimony of divine origin. The authority of the Bible is unlike any other book ever written. We see this authority and power best in the fact that countless lives have been completely changed by the supernatural power of God's Word. So drug addicts were saved, homosexuals free, totally derelict people and parasites completely changed, serious criminals reformed, sinners rebuked and hate turned into love. The Bible has a dynamic and transformative power that is only possible because it is truly God's Word.

In addition to internal evidence, there is also external evidence that the Bible is God's word. One such evidence is the historicity of the Bible. Because the Bible extensively describes historical events, its veracity and accuracy is subject to scrutiny, just like any other historical document. Archaeological and written documents have consistently demonstrated the accuracy and veracity of the historical accounts of the Bible. In fact, all of the archaeological and handwritten evidence supporting it make the Bible the best documented historical book. The fact that the Bible accurately and truthfully records historical events is important evidence of its veracity when dealing with religious subjects and doctrines, and helps reinforce its claim to be the word of God.

The sincerity of the human writers is further external evidence that the Bible is really God's Word. As mentioned earlier, God used people of various origins to record His Word for us. When we look at these men's lives, we learn that they were honest and sincere. The fact that they were willing to die an often gruesome death for their beliefs testifies that these common but honest men really believed that God had spoken to them. The men who wrote the New Testament and many hundreds of other believers (1 Corinthians 15: 6) knew the truth of their message because they had seen and spent time with Jesus Christ after His resurrection. Having seen the risen Christ had a tremendous impact on them. They had hidden out of fear, but now they were ready to die for the message God had revealed to them. Their life and death testify to the fact that the Bible is really God's word.

The Bible's indestructibility is final external evidence that it is God's Word. Because of its importance and claim to be God's Word, the Bible has suffered more vicious attacks and attempts to destroy it than any other book in history. From early Roman emperors like Diocletian to communist dictators and today's atheists and agnostics, the Bible has survived and withstood all of their attackers, and is still the most widely published book in the world today.

Skeptics over the years viewed the Bible as a book of myths, but archeology has proven it historical. Opponents attacked her teachings as primitive and outdated, but her moral and legal model and teachings have had a positive impact on societies and cultures around the world. It continues to be attacked by so-called science, psychology, and political movements, but remains as true and relevant today as it was in its early days. The Bible is a book that has changed countless lives and cultures over the past 2000 years. However their opponents attack, destroy, or refute it, the Bible remains intact and its truthfulness and impact on life is unmistakable. The accuracy that has been maintained despite all attempts to falsify, attack, or destroy it is a clear testimony to the fact that the Bible is really God's Word and He supernaturally protects it. It should come as no surprise to us that despite the many attacks, the Bible always remains unchanged and undamaged. Finally Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words will not pass away. " (Mark 13:31) After considering all the evidence, one can say without a doubt: "Yes, the Bible is really God's word."


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