Why Is The Bible His Word?

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Hi G____,

First of all, let me say that you didn’t just ‘happen on upon iswasandwillbe. com today’. That ‘happening’ was none other than the deliberate work of God Himself.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

To be honest with you, it’s hard for me to discern the motives behind your question. Motives are important because my true desire is to abide only in the doctrine of Jesus Christ. I’m going to address both possible motives so that either way, I can remain ‘true and faithful’ to that doctrine. If you are writing your question in an effort to debate whether the Holy Scriptures are true and divinely inspired by God or are simply some great conspiracy that has been concocted by man, then our conversation must end. The reason for not entering such a foolish debate would be Christ in me, causing me to remain ‘faithful’ to His doctrine which clearly states not to do just that:

Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Yes, your question, if asked with this first motive would undoubtedly be classified a ‘foolish question’ and one that has nothing to do with you asking me of the ‘reason of the hope that is within me with meekness and fear’. On the other hand, and I hope your question comes from this other hand, if your motive is to truly know where in the Holy Scriptures, we get confirmation that the words are actually those of God then I leave you with the following:

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration (Gk. ‘theopneustos’ meaning divinely breathed) of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That’s right, ‘all scripture’ is divinely breathed. But look at what else we see.

Joh 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word (Gk. Logos), and the Word (Gk. – logos) was with God, and the Word (Gk. – logos) was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

And who is the Word that was in the beginning, was with God, was God, and was in the beginning with God? It was none other than Jesus Christ. That’s right… Jesus Christ is the word of God.

Joh 1:14 And the Word (Gk. – logos) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

I know you’re probably saying to yourself right now “Isn’t Jesus Christ and God one and the same?” Absolutely not! Read Mike’s article entitled ‘Is God a Trinity?’ for a better understanding of the relationship between God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. But for the purpose of answering your question, you must come to see that all is of God, even Jesus Christ.

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Yes, we are to understand ‘the invisible things of him from the creation of the world’ by understanding the things that are made, including the very Godhead itself.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

And what ‘thing that is made’ gives us such an example. It is marriage. Just like Eve is of Adam and is the mother of all living, so is Christ of God and the mother of all living. Christ is what God used to bring about all of creation.

Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Col 1:13-16 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Yes, Christ was created by God. He is, was and will be the beginning of the creation of God and through Him are all things. But look also at what we are told about these words.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

So from Christ Himself, we learn that His words are spirit and that this spirit is what give us life. And what is spirit?

Joh 4:24 God is a (the article ‘a’ is not in the original manuscripts) Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

So this is proof yet again that God is in His words, and in His Word Jesus Christ. Yes, Jesus Christ is all that God is. The very words He spoke and the very doctrine that He proclaimed are all ‘of God’ yet ‘through Christ’.

Joh 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Joh 14:18 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

For now, only in the throne is the Father greater than the Son.

Gen 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

So this is how I know the Holy Scriptures to be God’s word. Because I know His word to be Truth, because I know Jesus Christ who is the Word, and because I know that all has been given to Christ until He returns it back to His Father. Then and only then will the Father be All in all.

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

I hope that this has answered your question and pray that you come to know this very same Truth.


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