you have made your way to this topic without having read through
the introductory portions of the website, where an overview of many
important spiritual issues was presented, we recommend that
you go to the home page now to
consider those remarks before continuing here.
purpose for presenting this topic, "God's Word the Bible",
is to give an overview of the evidence for the belief of Christians
that God is the ultimate author of the Bible, and that the Bible contains His written revelation to man, trustworthy
and true regarding the things of which we have been speaking. This
information is presented with the conviction that the cornerstone
of the evidence for the inspiration of the Bible is the testimony
and teaching of Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament.
the information offered here will demonstrate the following:
First, that the New
Testament is a trustworthy historical document consisting of an
accurate and reliable written record of the life and teachings of
Jesus Christ given by eyewitnesses, or those who were close associates
and contemporaries of the eyewitnesses, who recorded what they saw,
heard and experienced, that all who follow might come to know the
truth about Jesus.
Second, it will be shown that this written record
reveals that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this world
to establish the truth and to bring salvation from sin to mankind. An emphasis
will be placed on the fact that Jesus, as God's Son, is the preeminent
source of truth who spoke with divine authority.
Third, it will
be shown that Jesus, the Son of God and preeminent source of divine
truth, clearly affirmed the Old Testament as the Word of God to
be believed and obeyed in all things. Furthermore, the record shows
that He in essence affirmed the New Testament as God's Word even
before it's inception when He promised that His word's would never
pass away, and commissioned His disciples to teach others, promising
them the help of God's Spirit to bring to their remembrance all
that had been said in their presence and to guide them into all
Along with the above, additional arguments for the
inspiration of the Bible will be presented to give further support
to this vital truth.