It 'true that the Bible is the Word of God?


The question we must ask ourselves is how can we be sure that the Bible is God's Word, and not a good book? What is the one thing in the Bible that distinguishes it from all other religious books, written in the past? There is evidence that the Bible is truly God's Word? These are types of questions that we must examine if we are to seriously study the biblical claim that the Bible is the very Word of God that is inspired by Him and is completely sufficient to answer all questions regarding faith and practice..

There can be no doubt that the Bible truly states that it is the very word of God. This is clearly seen in the II Timothy 3:15-17:

"... and who have known the Holy Scriptures since childhood: these can instruct you for salvation, which is obtained through faith in Christ Jesus. In fact, all Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, to convince, correct and train to justice, so that the man of God is complete and well prepared for every good work ".

To answer these questions, we need to examine the internal and external evidence that the Bible is truly God's Word.

bible42[1]The internal evidence is found in the Bible and testifies to the divine provenance of the same. One of the first internal proofs that the Bible is truly God's Word is his integrity. Although in truth it consists of 66 books, written on three continents, in three different languages ​​in progress 1500 years, for more than 40 authors (which have different origins and ways of life), the Bible is a unitary entity from start to finish and there are no contradictions in it. This integrity is unique, distinguishes it from all other books and is a testimony of the divine provenance of the words with which God made men write in this way.

The other internal evidence that indicates that the Bible is truly God's Word, it's prophecies detailed that its pages contain. The Bible contains hundreds of detailed prophecies regarding the future of different peoples, including the Israeli people, the future of concrete cities, the future of humanity and especially those concerning the arrival of the Messiah - the Savior not only of Israel, but of all who believe in Him. Unlike the prophecies contained in other religious books or for example, those of Nostradamus, biblical prophecies are particularly detailed and have always come true. There are about more than three hundred prophecies concerning Jesus Christ in the Old Testament alone. Not only is it predicted where he will be born and what lineage he will come from, but also how he will die and how he will rise again on the third day. How these prophecies came true cannot be explained logically, the only way is the divine one. There is no other religious book that contains as many types of prophecies as those contained in the Bible.

The third internal proof of the origin divine of the Bible is manifested in its unique authority and strength. Although this test is more subjective than the first two internal tests , it is no less strong as proof of the divine provenance of the Bible. The Bible has a unique authority that is different from the authority of any other book written in the past. This authority and power are best revealed in the way in which the lives of so many people have changed through the reading of the Bible. Addicts were cured of their addiction, homosexuals were freed with the help of the Bible, vagrants and slackers have been transformed, hardened criminals changed, sinners were exposed and hatred became love through the reading of the Bible. The Bible has a dynamic and transforming force that is only possible if it is truly God's Word.
Beyond the internal evidence that the Bible is truly God's Word, there is also external evidence to prove this. One such evidence is the historicity of the Bible. As the Bible describes several historical events in detail, its truthfulness and accuracy are subjected to verification, analogously to other historical documents. Archaeological records and other written records have proven time and again that the historical accounts in the Bible are accurate and true. In truth, archaeological evidence and manuscripts supporting the Bible make it the best documented book in the ancient world. The fact that the Bible accurately and truly reflects attestable historical events is a very important indicator as to its truthfulness regarding religious arguments and doctrines and confirms its claim that it is the Word of God..

Another external proof that the Bible is truly God's Word is honesty of the people who wrote it. As we have already mentioned, God uses people from different backgrounds and ways of life to write His words addressed to us. By studying the life of these men, we have no reason to think that they have not been honest and sincere. Examining their life and keeping in mind the fact that they were ready to die (often with painful death) for what they believed, immediately it becomes clear that these simple men, I'm honest, they truly believed that God was speaking to them. The men who wrote the New Testament, along with hundreds of other believers (The Corinthians 15:6) they knew their message is true because they saw Jesus and spent time with him after he rose from the dead. The fact that they saw the Risen Jesus had a tremendous influence on them and made their lives completely change. And if before they hid, afraid of being captured and killed, after seeing the risen Jesus, they were ready to die for the message that God had revealed to them. Their life and death confirms the fact that the Bible is truly God's Word.

It is the last external evidence that we mention here in favor of the claim that the Bible is truly the Word of God, is indestructibility of the Bible. Because of its importance and its claims that it is the very Word of God, the Bible was violently attacked and there was much more evidence of being destroyed than any other book in the history of mankind. Starting from the times of the emperors of the Ancient Roman Empire, for example, Diocleziano, passing through the period of communist dictators and arriving at contemporary atheists and antagonists, the Bible resisted and survived all those who attacked it and continues to be the most published book in the world even today.

In different eras, skeptics viewed the Bible as a mythological book, but archeology has attested to its historicity. His opponents attacked his teaching, highlighting that it was primitive and old, but moral and legal concepts as well as Bible teachings positively influenced various societies and cultures around the world. The Bible continues to be attacked by science, from psychology and political movements and yet it is exactly as applicable and appropriate today as it was when it was written. It has changed so many lives and cultures in the past 2000 years.

Regardless of how her opponents try to attack her, destroy or discredit it, the Bible remains exactly that strong, truthful and enforceable, as it was before they started attacking her. The correctness of the Bible that has been preserved despite countless evidence of being misrepresented and destroyed, it is a clear testimony that it is truly God's Word. We should not be surprised that despite the fact that it is attached, the Bible never changes and comes out of these battles intact. After all, it is no coincidence that Jesus says:

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass " (Marco 13:31).

After looking at the evidence one can say without any doubt: "Yup, the Bible is truly the Word of God. "


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