Have you wondered if the Bible is really the Word of God? There have been numerous biblical criticisms.
Some say it is mere words, while others argue that the Bible was written by men who are prone to errors and mistakes. Still others claim the Bible is just a fable, a story not founded on facts.
At face value, these arguments may seem logical, but one question one might ask is: does God exist? If yes, is God a liar?
A recent survey taken by Gallup shows that about one-third of the American adult population believes the Bible is the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally word for word.
A greater percentage of Americans believe that the Bible is the Word believe that it is an inspired Word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally. “Others believe the Bible is an ancient book of “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.”
Sadly, each year the number of people who believe in the authenticity and reliability of the Bible continue to nosedive.
From 1976-1984, about 38% of Americans believed the Bible was the Word of God, and to be taken literally. This view has changed from 1991-2007, only 31% of Americans share that view.
For more than 1,500 years, battles have been fought to keep the Bible from the ordinary man.
This battle has continued. During the “Dark Ages”, it was an abomination to read/hold a Bible and the punishment for defiance was death. So many writings and thoughts have been suggested to replace the Bible.
Since then, efforts have been made to discredit the authority of the Bible.
Despite attempts to douse the potency of God’s word, the good news is the Bible has been tested, tried, but not found wanton.
How then can we trust the Word of God, the Bible? In the book of Exodus 34:27, the Word of God says, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the Tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.” (KJV) The word
‘Tenor’ in Hebrew means blowing out of the mouth. In other words, the words that Moses wrote came out of the mouth of God.
Secondly, 2 Samuel 23:2 states, “The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His word was in my tongue (KJV).
There was no additional or extraneous thought, neither were there personal ideas that crept in. The words that Samuel wrote came directly from God.
Furthermore, there are considerable scripture verses that prove God’s Word trustworthy.
We have several witnesses that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. The evidence is overwhelming. No Part of it should be discarded or discredited.
Luke 24:44- And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” (KJV)