Why Do We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God?
I am very honored for your invitation to come and speak to you on two very important subjects in the Word of God.
First : The Authenticity of the Bible
Second: The Deity of Christ or to make it simpler
The Inspiration of the Word of God and
The Incarnation of the Son of God
Before we start I would like, first of all, to read to you a portion of scripture taken from the second epistle of Peter chapter 1:16-21.
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty…. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your heart… Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation… For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Pet.1:16-21).
I was asked to speak on two very controversial subjects in the Bible.
Number one: The Incarnation of the Son of God.
Number two: The Inspiration of the Scripture.
Now If I were to ask you, "Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?" I am sure that all the Christians will say, "Yes, we believe the Bible is the Word of God."
But suppose I asked you, "Why do you believe the Bible to be the EXCLUSIVE Word of God?"
Suppose I am a Hindu or a Buddhist or an unbeliever or a skeptic and I ask you why you believe the Bible is the Word of God?
How do you know the Bible is the Word of God?
Can you give me a reason why the Bible is the Word of God? Because every religion in the world will say that their book is the word of God.
Why do you believe exclusively that this book, the Bible, is the Word of God?
The apostle Peter wrote to us a very important admonition by saying:
“Be always ready to give a defense to everyone who ask you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness” (I Peter 3:15).
Paul said to Timothy: “Preach the word.”
He did not say preach the word if you find it. He said, “preach the word." This means that he had a copy of the Word of God.
Then he said to him:
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16).
In chapter 1:23 the apostle Peter wrote:
“Having been born again not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. Because all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:23-25).
The Lord Jesus said one of the most startling statements.
“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35).
We are living in a time when the modernist, the atheist, the liberals, and the Muslim are working very hard to discredit and plant doubts in the hearts of nominal Christians concerning the Bible by saying the Bible has been tampered with.
Ahmad Deedat, for example, has written a book entitled, 5000 Mistakes in the Bible.
Not only Ahmad Deedat but other Christian liberals have written books to discredit the Bible. But the Bible still stands as the best seller and the most translated book of all books ever written.
I would like to give you this evening 15 reasons why I believe that the Bible is exclusively the Word of God.
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