The Validity of the Bible in an Age of Skepticism – Part 2

The Validity of the Bible in an Age of Skepticism – Part 8

How do we know the Bible is a divine book? What makes it different from any other ancient history book or book on philosophy? The answer to it is quite simple. Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God for one main reason. Because Jesus says it is.

Think about that for a minute. Jesus puts His stamp of approval on the Old Testament. In fact, on 92 occasions, Jesus and His apostles supported a position they took by saying “It is written” and then would quote the Old Testament. And the reason they did it is because Jesus and His apostles considered the Old Testament scriptures to be the written Word of God and therefore the ultimate authority in life. Jesus’ apostles were eyewitnesses to His glory. Clearly, as His representatives, they were to write out and approve the New Testament record.

In effect, Jesus has confirmed that the written word in the past, the present, and the future, is God’s primary means of communicating with humanity. And therefore, the real question becomes not is the Bible the Word of God, but is Jesus the Son of God? Does Jesus have the authority to put His stamp of approval on the Old Testament? Does He have the authority to appoint men to write out the New Testament? I don’t have that authority. I can’t say the Bible is divine because I say so. Only God can do that. And so, today I close our this study with the big question – is Jesus God?


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