The Bible, the Word of God is the key to all we believe. To waffle in your thinking on the accuracy and authority of the Word, is to disrupt your relationship and walk with God. Your commitment to the Word is a key to your walk with Christ.
1:8 “This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it by day and by night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall act wisely”.
1Pe 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living Word of God, and abiding forever.
Instead of a treatise on The Word, let me ask 11 Questions on the subject:
1. Have you ever read/studied the history of the bible and how it came about? If not, when are you going to?
2. Do you know the history of the canonization?
3. Do you believe in a closed or open cannon?
4. Do you believe the bible is inerrant?
5. If you don’t
a. What parts are errant to you?
b. Can you trust Jesus history and teachings, i.e. His use of Jonah as a historical character?
c. If you don’t embrace inerrancy are you declaring your opinion as more accurate than God’s?
d. Since Jesus quoted the bible often, what are we to conclude?
6. Do you have problems of squaring the bible with the archeologist?
7. Can you accept creation account?
8. Are scripture teachings, like the following, cultural or to be obeyed as written?
a. sexual deviants
b. Women clothing
f. Obeying authority
9. Can you defend that the book you call the Bible as the Word of God?
10. Do you believe that the Bible is the most effective book on how to live life?
11. To advance my thinking on this subject my next step is..?
We are being confronted with negative, heretical teaching of the Word weekly. We must be equipped to stand up to the attaches.