Scripture Passage: 2 Timothy 3:16
There is an ongoing war over the Word of God. There are those who despise, dissect, and disregard it. But perhaps the greatest enemy of the Word of God is the one who believes in it but doesn’t know it.
We will never be settled until we are settled over the Word of God. Our salvation and sanctification depend on it.
Revelation 22:18 says, “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book…”
There are five reasons to consider in becoming certain that the Bible is the Word of God.
First, consider the Bible’s scientific accuracy. There have been many occasions on which scientific theories have gone against the Word of God but have crumbled over time. Science changes direction, improves, and builds upon itself. But the Word of God remains unchanged and unmovable.
Second, consider the Bible’s historical accuracy. Though it’s not primarily a history book, the Bible records many notable events verified by historians.
And we also believe in the Bible because of its wonderful unity. It is penned by people from all kinds of backgrounds: shepherds, kings, soldiers, princes, priests, and fishermen. Yet, from Genesis to Revelation, it reads as one book because of its divine inspiration.
Another reason we believe in the Bible is its fulfilled prophecy. The Old Testament contains more than 300 prophecies that deal with Jesus Christ, which He fulfilled in the New Testament.
We believe in the Bible because of its ever-living qualities. The Bible has faced much opposition, yet it has survived; it still applies today.
Adrian Rogers says, “The Bible is not the book of the month; it is the book of the ages.”
But ultimately, we believe in this book because of its life-changing power.
Adrian Rogers says, “The Gospel of Christ is the dynamite of God that saves.” It saves the sinners, sanctifies the saints, sustains the suffering, and satisfies the scholar. The Bible, in all its wonder and majesty, is summed up in this: “Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so!”
Apply it to your life
Are you certain that the Bible is the Word of God? Consider these reasons and come to a faithful understanding of Scripture—knowing that once you begin studying it, you are never finished with it!