Many people claim that all truth is relative and that there is no such thing as a completely authoritative God. For these people, Christianity is a matter of opinion or preference, for there is no one set of beliefs that are absolutely true. But God has given us the glorious universe and all that there is in it as a reminder of his majesty and authority. We are given an inner desire for a relationship with him. Even though God gives these signs to us, some still refuse to listen to him and act according to his will. This is one of the purposes of the Holy Bible.
The Holy Bible is God’s “special revelation.” In simple words that everyone can understand, the Holy Bible reminds us of our sinful nature through the law and of our justification through our faith in His Son Jesus. It shows us that we have a daily responsibility to God and his commands. From reading the Holy Bible, we know that God is all-powerful, and that He has unlimited authority over all people. When we reject what the Holy Bible has to say to us, we are in essence rejecting God himself and then foolishly denying the authority He has over all of Creation.
When we read the Holy Bible, we see that people have always rebelled against God. The Israelites wandered through the wilderness because they did not believe God would protect them. King Ahab erected idols to false gods. Jonah refused to go to Nineveh despite God’s command. Ignoring God’s promises of blessing for us, we consistently disobey him and follow our own desires and wishes. The Holy Bible is a wonderful reminder of God’s eternal authority over all people. Many of the same people who deny the authority of God also say that the Holy Bible is not absolutely true because humans-prone to human error-wrote it down. While it is true that the biblical authors were not perfect people, the Holy Bible is clear in stating that it is a work inspired by God and is therefore perfect.
The Apostle Paul writes that all Scripture is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16), and Peter explains that “prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). This includes both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Because of God’s love for us, He would never lead us astray by giving us a Holy Bible that was not absolutely true. His Holy Word is as an absolute guide to the truth. His Word will not come back void. God’s covenant will not change. We can accept or reject what the Holy Bible tells us, but we cannot change it. God has promised that if anyone accepts His covenant, he will ultimately prosper, and He will care for him or her. For those that do not accept this covenant, God promises harsh judgment.
The Holy Bible is the story of God’s covenant with people-how it was first established with the Israelites and was later extended to all people through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. When we read and follow what it has to say, we are participating in the very INSPIRATION
INSPIRATION refers to the way GOD guided those who wrote His Holy Word. The Holy Bible is not simply a collection of stories, fables, myths, or human ideas about who God is. It is not a human book. Through the Holy Spirit, God revealed His nature and plan to selected believers, who wrote His message for His people (2 Peter 1:20-21). This process is known as inspiration. The writers wrote from their own personal, historical, and cultural contexts. Although they used their own minds, talents, language, and style, they wrote what God wanted them to write.
INSPIRATION ATESTS TO THE RELIABILITY OF GOD’S WORD
Scripture is complete truth because God was in control of those who wrote it. God used frail human beings, but the truths He caused to be recorded are God’s message to us. The scriptures are authoritative directives for our faith and for our life. The Holy Bible is “inspired by God.” Read it, and use its teachings to guide you in your life now.
GOD’S INSPIRED WORD IS A WAY HE IMPARTS HIS SPIRIT INTO OUR LIFE.
All of the Holy Bible is God’s inspired Word. Because it is inspired and trustworthy, we should read it and apply it to our life. The Holy Bible is the standard by which we must test everything else that claims to be true. It is our safeguard against false teaching and our source of guidance for our lives. It is our only source of knowledge about our salvation. God wants to show you what is true and equip you to live for Him. The amount of time you spend in God’s Word will determine the depth of your relationship with Him. Read it regularly and discover God’s truth and become steadfast in your life and in your faith. Develop a plan for reading the entire Holy Bible, not just the familiar passages.
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