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Inspired Word of God

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There is no question that men wrote the Bible, but what were they writing? Were they writing from their own thoughts and prejudices, or are the words written directly from God?




Both Paul and Peter declare the source of the scripture, first in 2 Timothy where Paul tells us that "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful..." (2 Timothy 3:16), and then again in 2nd Peter where Peter says, "...prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:21)

And unlike any other form of literature out in the world today, the Bible is very unique in that it is active, and living. The Bible is not comprised of just words on paper, but rather the Words of God, the very words that touch our conscience. As Paul says in his letters to the Hebrews, "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

And unlike any other book today, the Bible is perfect (not necessarily the translations, but the Bible as originally written). Throughout the Bible, the writers speak of how precious the Word of God is, in Psalms by saying, "As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless..."(Psalm 18:30)

But is the Word of God meant for us today? Are God's words, those spoken thousands of years earlier meant for our high-tech, internet generation? Perhaps this question is best answered by Psalm 119:89: Your word, O LORD, is eternal... Matthew 5:18 reinforces this when Christ said, "I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

This means that just because we change, and just because technology changes, this DOES NOT mean that God changes (in fact, it's just the opposite). God's word stands eternally, and it wasn't just meant for the Jews and Gentiles of long ago, it's meant for the Jews and Gentiles (all of us) today!




RELATED LINKS:
  - http://www.carm.org/christianity/bible/bible-inspired
  - http://www.carm.org/christianity/bible/bible-isnt-word-god-it-contains-word-god
  - http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-God-Word.html

2 Timothy 3:16
[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Peter 1:21
[21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Hebrews 4:12
[12] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalms 18:30
[30] As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.


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