Monday, August 16, 2010

Believing God's Word

2 Timothy 3:16

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

I have a Christian friend that doesn’t put much stock in the Bible. He is always going on and on about how so-and-so changed the Bible at this time, and how someone else changed it another time, and how many things tend to get lost in translation. Therefore, he concludes that you really can’t trust everything you read. Good advice, in most cases…but not with the Bible.

Verses like 2 Timothy 3:16 tell us that God has complete control over His Word. As the little side note in my Student Bible says, God-breathed is where the term “inspired” comes from. We don’t know how God inspired the writers, but we know that He did. And I think the same goes to everything that has happened to the Bible since.

The Bible is essentially one of the strongest ways that God speaks to us in modern times. From the time we are young in faith, we are trained to study God’s Word. Why? Because that is the basis from which we live our lives. So much of our direction, encouragement, and learning is found there.

Why would God let anything happen to the Bible that would compromise its most important message?

Last week, I talked about finding time to study the God’s Word. This week, we need to realize the importance of believing the God’s Word.

Why do you put your faith in the Bible? Do you ever question what has happened to the Bible over the years?

1 comment:

  1. Before I began to research the Bible, I never questioned it's authenticity basically because I never read it. I was brought up Roman Catholic, and most folks in that denomination own at least one Bible, but many do not read them.

    My father took it out for lent and read it during that time frame. Once Easter came and went, he didn't bring it out until the following year.

    When I began to study the Bible, I learned keys and principle to the Words interpretation. I've now been a student of the Bible for well over 32 years. Although I do not question the Bible's validity, I think we all go through periods of time when we do not fully trust that God will come through as His word promises.


Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts/opinions.