How Can Scripture Be Trusted?

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Hi J____,
Thank you for your question.

As you know, I spend many hours feeding God’s lambs and His sheep, but neither I nor any of the apostles have a commission to drag people to God. That is the work of the holy spirit alone.

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw [ Greek, drag] him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [ that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

The Father is not yet dragging your friend to Himself, and there are many lambs and sheep who are being dragged to God who are starving for a better understanding of the Word which God has already given them the faith to believe.
Nevertheless, I have already written on this subject in this letter which you are welcome to read. This letter deals with the canonizing of scripture. http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Scripture_ canonized_ and_ the_ paranormal. php
Also this URL:
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Is_ Bible_ reliable. php

The Catholic Church had nothing at all to do with deciding what was and what was not scripture. That was done by the holy spirit via the apostles of Christ before their deaths, as the scriptures make plain.
Anyone who is given faith in the canon and words of scripture and who is aware of the biases of the various translations, never depends upon any translation for his understanding. All true seekers of truth have learned to use the scriptural system of “the sum of thy word is truth.”

Psa 119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

This principle is discussed in the paper Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth. Here is the URL for that paper. http:// iswasandwillbe. com/ understandingbible. php
I hope the Lord uses these papers to drag your friend to himself.

Your brother in Christ,

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