Our Reaction to the Word of God cont’
(5) God calls those who minister the word (cf. 1 Tim 5:17) to handle it correctly (2 Tim 2:15) and to preach it faithfully (2 Tim 4:2). (6) All believers are called to proclaim God’s word wherever they go (Acts 8:4).
20 Proofs Bible Is Inspired
1. Its wonderful unity. Over 40 authors wrote 66 books in different lands and over a period of 1,800 years. Many never saw the writing of the others and yet there is no contradiction between any two of them. Collect any group of books by any other 40 men on any subject and see if they agree
2.Its superiority to other books in its original, formation, doctrines, principles, claims, moral tone, histories, prophecies, revelations, literature, present redemption and eternal benefits, and its general contents.
3.Its influence in the world. It has blessed millions in every generation, made the highest civilizations, and given man the highest hope and destiny
4.The character and greatness of those who accept it. The wisest, most godly, and honest of men acknowledge it as God’s Word. Only infidels and the ungodly reject it
5. Man could not have written it if he would, and would not have written it if he could. No critic of Scripture had ever been able to improve or disprove it.
6. Good men must have written it. It condemns all sin and records the sins and faults of its writers as well as others. This, evil men would not do. Even good men would not do it unless inspired to do so to help others.
7. All man’s present and eternal needs are met by the Bible. Redemption and promised benefits have been given to all who believe in all generations and this will always be so.
8. Its preservation through the ages. Whole kingdoms and religions have sought in vain to destroy it. It is still victor and indestructible
9. The heavenly and eternal character of its contents proves it to be of God.
10. The response of the soul to it. The Bible fits the soul as a key to a clock
11. Its infinite depths and lofty ideals. It is universal in its appeal, reasonable in its teachings, reliable in its promises, durable in its conflicts, everlasting in its usefulness, new and modern in its statements, indispensable to human civilization, indisputable in its authority, interesting in its histories, colorful in its biographies, accurate in its prophecies, individual in its messages, far reaching in its vision, complete in its details, unselfish in its purpose, simple in its application, just in its demands, righteous in its judgments, clear in its application, and masterful in its wisdom
12. Fulfilled prophecy. About 3,300 verses of prophecy have been fulfilled, predictions made hundreds and even thousands of years before their fulfillment. Not one detail has failed yet. About 2,908 verses are being fulfilled or will yet be fulfilled
13. Miracles. Hundreds are recorded in Scripture and many happen daily among those who pray and claim Bible promises
14. Its perfection. It is scientifically and historically correct. No one man has ever found the Bible at fault in any of its many hundreds of statements on history, astronomy, botany, geology, or any other branches of learning.
15. Its adaptability. It is always up to date on any subject. It fits the lives of all people of all ages and all lands
16. Its spiritual and moral power. It meets perfectly every spiritual and moral need of man
17. Its doctrines. They surpass all human principles in relationship, religion, culture, etc. (1 Cor. 2:14)