Why is the Bible the Word of God?
“The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets” (Exodus 32:16).
“All this,” said David, “the Lord made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern” (1 Chronicles 28:19).
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3: 16, 17).
“For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished”(Matthew 5:18).
Anyone can say or write something. But not everyone can do what they claim they can do in saying or writing and certainly not many people can make true what they say will happen in the years to come. The Bible is true, because all its claims about man, God and the world can be verified in practice. There is just one condition necessary for this to be done: Do we want to know the truth or are we prone to compromise?
I like the teaching of the Bible and I approve of it even when I don’t like it. Because when I do what it commands me or advises me to do, I experience its restorative power and the feeling of elation for doing the right thing. I believe that all its teaching can be proved. However, we are not so perfect as to be able to do it. Believing in the God of the Bible and living according to its precepts is a free choice that is done individually with the power of the mind, the heart and the body. I also believe that there is no such thing as neutrality as regards the existence and non-existence of God and His involvement in the life of man. This present life is our second and only chance to restore our relationship with the Creator. If we miss this chance, we miss is forever. If we take it, we take it forever. Man’s existence cannot be finite. An infinite God will only make an infinite image of Himself. That’s His standard.
“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).