The Bible is the Word Of GOD
The pages of the Bible declares it to be the Infallible Inherent Word Of GOD. It declares its authenticity to be the Word of the Living God. (2Timothy 3:16–17) Every scripture is God inspired, and beneficial for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction– the one in righteousness; that the man of God should be complete for accomplishing every work good.
Another good example is (Isa 55:11) “so shall it be with my word, which ever shall come forth from out of my mouth — in no way shall it return to me empty until whenever it should finish as much as I wanted; and I will prosper your ways and my precepts”. Therefore, the word of GOD referenced above would be the available scriptures at that time. Those would be the books of Moses, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and maybe others.
How The word transitioning to completion
But we also read in: (Heb 4:12) For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any double-edged sword , and penetrating as far as the distribution of both soul and spirit, also of joints and marrows, and is a discerner of the thinking and reflections of the heart. So here we are some 850 years later, the apostle Paul (this is an assumption) the author is familiar with all the books of the bible that Isaiah would have been familiar with, plus the book of Isaiah, Jerimiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and all of the so-called minor prophets.
But, the Bible we have today would have been expanded to the testimonies of the apostles, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, and James. Since Paul would have heard directly from the MESSIAH HIMSELF. The word of GOD would have to include all the epistles that Paul had written as well as the other apostles until we got to the last book of Revelation of which the apostle John wrote.
The Bible’s Inherency and Infallibility
This blog rest entirely on the keystone tenet that the Bible is the infallible inherent word of GOD. These are theological terms created by theologians. What they are saying is that Biblical inerrancy is the belief that the Bible is without error or fault in all its teaching. we could further refine this to say that Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact.
Though these terms are used interchangeably, some see a distinction. Infallibility has the idea of being trustworthy; The Bible is infallible if and only if it makes no false or misleading statements regarding matters of faith and practice. Thought the ages people have argued over which word is more appropriate in describing the word of GOD (the Bible). This boils down to semantics. They are basically arguing that the Bible by its nature is different from all other books that have ever been written.
The Author’s character is the reason the word of GOD is Infallible & inherent
Because we are touching on the nature of the author HIMSELF. This issue reflects on the character of God and is foundational to our understanding of everything the Bible teaches. If one, asks the question: “Does the Bible have a mistake? does it have some errors? Can the Bible be trustworthy on the matters of faith? Can the Bible have false and misleading statements? It may be more appropriate to inquire about its author’s character and nature. The Bible answers with a resounding affirmation always.
Can GOD make mistakes?
Can GOD make a mistake? By nature, it is impossible for HIM to do so. (Psa 12:6) The oracles of the LORD are pure oracles; as silver tried in fire, proved in the earth, being purified seven-fold. (Psa 19:7) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Obviously, GOD’s words are already set in stones and are perfected (Pro 30:5-6) All the words of God are chosen and he helps those that trust upon him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you, and you be proven a liar. Adding to the word of GOD will only introduce errors. The penalty for introducing errors in the Bible will subject one to damnation.
Can GOD be untrustworthy?
The Bible reflects its Author nature. HE declares, (John 14:6) Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If the Author personifies truth, then what else can HIS words be if not the truth. (Psalm 119:160) All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
It is the word that HE uses to sanctify those that believe in HIM (John 17:17) Sanctify them in your truth Your word is truth, As HE absolutely hates lies and liars (Proverbs 12:22) Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD; but the one dealing in trust is accepted by him. HE is always trustworthy and reliable. You can have the assurance that everything and every page of the Bible are true. (Numbers 23:19) God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
GOD is Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent
If the Bible contains factual errors, omissions, lies then, then you must conclude that God, the author of the Bible can make errors, or give misinformation and tell lies. If the Bible contains contradictions, then God is the author of confusion. no wonder one would have that opinion. All these run contraries to HIS attributes and nature as described in the pages of HIS book.
HE who declares that all HIS words are the truth, says (Psalm 119:160) All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. HIS Words declares HIM to be all-seeing and all-knowing: (Hebrews 4:13) Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Psa. 33:13-15) Lord Jehovah looked out from Heaven and saw all the children of men and from his seat he sees all the inhabitants of the Earth. For he formed their heart as one and he discerns all their works. (Psalm 147:4-5) He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. HE who sees and knows all, then how can errors and Misinformation be part of HIS word.
GOD is NOT accountable to anyone!
The Author is proven to have power beyond our wildest imaginations. HE is not accountable to anyone but HIMSELF (Psalm 113:4-6) The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens. Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? (Daniel 4:35) All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ Why would this ONE need to be untruthful?
GOD eternal nature is an assurance of the infallible and inherent word
How can you not rely on the efficacy of HIS words when HE declares: (Mat 5:18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Isaiah 34:16) Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together. (Job 42:1-2) “Then Job answered the LORD and said, “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.“ (Isaiah 43:13) “Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?“
When we say that the word of GOD is infallible and inherent we are only referencing the original words penned by the prophets in their languages as they commit them to “paper”. (2Peter 1:20-21) “This first knowing, that every prophecy of scripture does not take place by private explanation. For not by will of man was prophecy borne at some time or other, but by holy spirit being borne the holy men of God spoke.” A good example of how GOD disseminates HIS word would be: (Jer 1:1-2) “The saying of God which came unto Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who dwelt in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. As the word of God came to him in the days of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his kingship“
Humans were involved in the process that brought the Bible into our hands today. Biblical translation, composition, compilation, and canonization involved men who were at the best, intractably error-prone. At the worst, some of these men were deceitful, manipulative or downright evil. (Rev 22:18-19) I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
GOD oversees applying HIS words to the believers
But GOD always providential, has provided recourse on how we should approach HIS words. (2Pe 1:20) This first knowing, that every prophecy of scripture does not take place by private explanation. GOD is warning us that even the translators and teachers will teach their own opinions and doctrines. But, In order to find the truth, we are to compare scriptures with other scriptures to find out the original words HE supplied us. (1 Cor 2:13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But when all, things are taken into consideration, we must realize that it is GOD who teaches us as it is written: for example, we read in (Psa 143:10) Teach me to do your will! for you are my God. Your good spirit shall guide me in an upright land. (Luk 24:27) And beginning from Moses, and from all of the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself“. and Also in (Luk 24:45) “Then he opened wide their mind to perceive the scriptures.“
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