There are many different takes on the Word of God today. Many different doctrines tend to undermine the purpose of the Word, breeding doubt regarding its authenticity and truth, but if you are steadfast in your faith, none will succeed. When a person has first accepted Christ as their personal Savior, it is simple to teach them that the Bible is, in fact, the Word of our sovereign God and that it is perfect in its teachings and purpose. This is likely because it was the truth of the Word that led them to accept Christ’s sacrifice in the first place. After all, was it not true, how can they truly experience salvation?
However, throughout the passage of our lifetime, we will meet many people who will readily challenge the word of God. Non-believers who teach in our schools and colleges will ridicule the book and preach alternatives in the quest to sound knowledgeable. We can expect such behavior from one, who is lost, but the believers among us should be on their guard, after all, we have found the Lord and we have embraced his teachings.
Sadly, a percentage of young students who attend Christian schools and universities will fare a little better. Some learned people who refer to themselves as bible teachers will endeavor to shake other people’s faith by stating that the original word of God means something quite different. The same teachers will insist that other phrases offer a better translation, in other words, they feel their word is God. However, in reality, such talk is foreign to the Apostles and other leading bible characters. They boldly proclaim that the word of God is good and confidently say “Thus said the Lord”.
Read Psalm 12:6-7 to find the main reason for their confidence. The words in the psalm clearly state that the Lord’s words are pure. Note the psalm doesn’t talk about the Word of God in general, it means exactly what it says, the Lord’s words are truthful and they will be preserved forever.
It truly does not matter what period of history we live in, we will always be able to have access to the “words” of God. Please take heart, when some supposed bible teacher tries to shake your confidence in the bible and specifically in the words contained within. God has promised that He will preserve His words and that you always have the chance to get a hold of them. You can trust your bible because of this promise, understanding that the actual words themselves and not just the message are preserved.
It is important to remember that the words of the bible were derived from the Holy Spirit, a divine being who works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. The Holy Spirit worked tirelessly to convert people and introduce them to Christ. Read through Jeremiah 1:1, a heart-warming scripture concerning the word of God’s steadfastness, reliability, and trustworthiness. Read these great words and note God clearly states that he is watching over us to see that his word is fulfilled.
If you are a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, you should be aware of the fact that the Bible is the word of God revealed to men by the Holy Spirit. The purpose of that word is to help us know who God is and how we can live a life pleasing to him trough holiness. Because the word is both true and infallible, we can put our faith in God alone.