Why Do We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God? - The fifteenth reason

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15. The fifteenth reason why I believe the Bible is exclusively the Word of God is because of the effect it has on those who believe.

I read about a drunkard who, after hearing how the Lord Jesus changed the water into wine, said God had changed wine into clothes and food on the table and furniture for him.  People said, “How did He do that?”  “Well,” he said, “I used to take all the money I made and bought liquor with it and would leave my family without food and without medicine.  But after the Lord saved me and changed my life, I now buy food for my family and buy furniture and a lot of things.”

Many lives have been changed because of the power of the Gospel.  Who can change a drunkard from the “guttermost” to the “uttermost” but Christ?  Who can change the gambler and make a new creature?

The Precious Book
by Bernice Peyman
(Used by permission.)

Though the cover is worn,
And the pages are torn,
And places bear traces of tears,
Yet more precious than gold
Is the Book worn and old,
That can shatter and scatter my fears.

When I prayerfully look
In the precious old Book,
As my eyes scan the pages I see
Many tokens of love
From my Father above,
Who is nearest and dearest to me.

This old Book is my guide,
‘Tis a friend by my side,
It will lighten and brighten my way;
And each promise I find
Soothes and gladdens my mind
As I read it and heed it each day.

Holy Bible, Book Divine
by Rev. W. L Remsberg
(Public domain.)

Holy Bible, book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine;
Mine to tell me whence I came;
Mine to teach me what I am.