2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
I read an article today on a fairly prominent Baptist news website where the author asked a question that I find appalling. He wrote, “What if Paul was wrong?” And with that statement the question of Biblical inerrancy raises its ugly head yet again. Today the truth of scripture is questioned more than ever before in human history, and the answer the current culture keeps coming to is that the Bible is wrong.
Now I can understand that attitude from unbelievers. Why would anyone believe a book is the perfect word of God if they do not believe in God? I get that. But what I cannot understand is why people who profess to believe in God would deny the perfect authority of His Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is self-authenticating, meaning that God has told us within the Bible itself that it is His inspired, perfect word—inerrant.
Christians must believe that the Bible is the perfect, inerrant Word of God. To believe anything less than that is to be a nonbeliever. In other words, if you do not believe the Bible is the perfect, inerrant Word of God then you are not a Christian at all. Saving faith in Jesus and belief in all the Bible says and teaches cannot be separated. You can’t have Jesus without the Bible.
Let me remind you of what God says at the end of His book. “For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19)
Have a God Filled Week,