“Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (GWT)
The Bible is true. All of it.
Some translations replace the word “inspired” with “God-breathed“… meaning God breathed into man what man breathed out.
And since God is incapable of lying or exaggerating the truth, we must accept and believe the Bible is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
- It’s not a collection of stories.
- It’s not mythical in nature.
- It’s not full of fables passed down through generations.
- The Bible isn’t authored by mortals filled with human ideas and concepts.
No. The Bible is a Divine Revelation.
Did you know that our Bible is composed of 66 books, by about 40 different and diverse writers, over a period of about 1,600 years? And despite that, the same message of God’s sovereignty, Jesus’ sacrifice and the Holy Spirit’s indwelling and leading is consistent in its pages.
While human hands may have penned it, these believers were merely the vessels which God used to create this amazing collection of messages for His children. And although written hundreds of years ago, the Bible remains the most up-to-date book available today.
Think about it. Books on every subject have to be replaced because they become out-of-date so quickly. But the Bible has never had to be revised.
Why? Because God’s Word is alive and active. It is still relevant today!
Do you believe ALL the Bible or do you pick and choose the parts to hold on to? You can’t be in both camps… you have to pick one.
When we chose to only believe one part or another, we are essentially calling God a liar. We’re showing a lack of trust in the one who gave us life. We are telling God we know better.
Yikes! Does that scare anyone else but me?
So often, I hear people say they agree with one part but have a hard time with another part.
- They know they should tithe, but should they really trust God with all their finances?
- Others believe in the power of prayer, but decide some things are better in their control.
- They believe that there was a Garden of Eden, but they entertain the Big Bang theory.
There is no middle ground. Either you choose to believe the Word of God is the entire truth… or you believe none of it as truth.
Which will it be?