God’s Word: The Bible
Question:Why do we have a Bible?
Answer:Simple answer – so we can “know” Him, but not just by the WORD of someone else, but by the very breath of God. That’s what the Bible is – it’s GOD’S WORDS to us!
History in all it’s truth – though having much “fact” bends over time and becomes corrupt. It’s kind of like the game “Broken Telephone”. I tell you something secretly, and you tell someone else secretly, and the further the message is passed on, the further it is corrupted, that is, the message changes. And for that very reason – I believe, God gave us HIS WORD in the form of a Bible – to be PERFECT and WITHSTAND corruption. Imagine God’s Word, or the truth of salvation resting in the hands of men to be passed on from generation to generation; I think that might result in some serious corruption and abuse. Isn’t it wonderful to know, that if someone says something to you, that you can pick up a Bible and find the answer for yourself? Now that’s wonderful!
Many have tried to disprove the Bible, it’s truth, its reliability and they have every time failed, or made an argument that lacks context or understanding for the Bible’s truth. The Bible has in fact proved history, and not just proved it – but made predictions about history, and those things have come to pass. There are about 2500 prophecies in scripture, of which 2000 have reliably come to pass, with 500 yet to be fulfilled.
The Bible is Perfect!
Now that’s a statement, yes that’s right, the Bible is PERFECT! Without error, unquestionable, without corruption. How can I say that? Through basic logic; why would God leave behind His Word, that has error’s in it? Consider judgement day, a man about to be cast into hell, and there he claims “..but God, your Bible said this and this; and so I followed it, and now you want to cast me into hell?”. God could never do that! By God’s very own nature, we know Him to be HOLY, PERFECT and JUST (else He would not be God); and thus HIS WORD, His instructions to us, have to be PERFECT as HE Himself is perfect. How can you trust or bet your life on something that is “unreliable”? You can’t!
“In the beginning was Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” Jhn 1:1
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us”. – John 1:14
Wonderful! Here we see Jesus Christ being likened or equated to the “WORD”, that is, the WORD of GOD, which is our Bibles. (Past)
“And there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one” – 1 John 5:7
Here we see the Holy Trinity, the God Head, and again we Jesus being likened or called the “WORD” of God. Another reference to our Bibles. (Present)
“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called the WORD of GOD” – Revelation 19:13 (Future – Jesus at His second coming in the context)
This is the third time, that Jesus Christ is directly linked to the WORD of GOD (our Bibles), in three tenses; past, present and in future! So if we say our Bible is corrupt, in actual fact, we are saying; SO IS JESUS! But that could never be true and so our Bible must be PERFECT and without error! The Bible friend, is God’s WORD, and we can trust it, for there is nothing on this earth as pure and as reliable!