|How Can We Know that the Bible is the Word of God Without Error|
Why do we believe that the Bible is the Word of God without error?
The Bible further says that faith is the faith of God. It is not human faith.
Interestingly, only the genuine explanation given in the previous paragraph does not depend on circular reasoning or poor logic. It depends on God. This is the kind of faith that is what is really operating. It is based on revelation. Now, a naturalist will attack the whole idea of revelation claiming that revelation cannot be verified.
The reality is that the rationalistic approach cannot be verified. When we consider the concept of very old fossils and the associated concept of one kind of living thing evolving into another kind of living things, many recent scientific discoveries make that concept so unlikely that it would normally be labeled as a scientific impossibility. Yet, since this story of evolution has been a powerful tool of Satan, the ungodly are not convinced but still find ways to speak about the evidence in a way that is favorable to evolution.
Revelation is real. We cannot come to Christ without revelation. We cannot understand the words of the Bible without ongoing revelation. We cannot read the Bible and get it right without revelation. If you are speaking to an unbeliever, that person cannot come to belief unless God reveals. That is one of the reasons that Scripture tells you to speak as the oracle (mouthpiece) of God. If God speaks through you, and they receive it, faith will come to them. If you speak your own words, it is unlikely to have much effect whether the unbeliever would have been willing or not.
Revelation can be verified, though sometimes it takes a while to see the outcome with human eyes. Revelation will always eventually be verified. It has always been so. Even in Scripture, there are many examples of those who were saying, "Thus saith the Lord," while others were saying, "No, we have the Word of God." In fact, it seems that the majority were always wrong. They were shown to wrong. Here are two examples from Scripture: One lone prophet said that the evil King Ahab would die the next day in battle. All the other prophets said that King Ahab would live. King Ahab died. One lone prophet said that Israel would go into captivity. All the other prophets said that Israel would not go into captivity. Israel went into captivity.
The first question to be answered is, "Does God exist?" The second is, "Can God be known in a real way?" Once we know that God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him by leading them, then we can move forward, eventually coming to faith in Christ. When God leads us to Christ, we are changed. Our eyes are opened to a great extent at that moment. We begin to hear His voice more clearly. As we vigorously seek Him, our hearing becomes better. At some point, we hear Him tell us that the Bible is His Word and is without error. He speaks to us through His Bible. He also speaks to us through other Christians and through the creation itself. He can speak through visions and dreams and other ways. Scripture tells us that He now reveals these things to His apostles and prophets. In all these ways of receiving, they never conflict with the Bible. If an unbeliever would like to verify this by experience, he or she must enter into the experience.
Last updated: Apr, 2013
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