Why TRUST the Bible as TRUE? This evening we begin an Apologetics Series, with a look at our Bibles. This is one of the greatest studies we could ever share. Why? Because the Bible is the Revelation of: “All that God wants us to know”, about “Everything we need to know”.
Remember: If He hasn’t revealed it in His Word either it is a secret (Dt. 29:29) or it is unimportant to us now. So the more of God's Word you TRUST, the more you know about all that really matters in life
For most people, the way that all those scrolls Moses, the prophets, and the Apostles wrote as God inspired them: is quite hard to understand and a bit mysterious. John takes to the marker board and draws out the pathway that God used to get His Word to us. He answers how God kept the Word in the CUSTODIANSHIP of the Apostles & Prophets. How Christ put His seal of Approval on the OT Scriptures; and how He gave the Apostles the seal of authenticity on the NT. If you want your mind challenged with truth, and your heart stirred with confidence: this session in God's Word is for you!
The Bible has probably never been under more attack than today. A generation is arising around us that doesn’t know the Bible well enough to defend it, and the secularists have taken the high ground and are winning in their attack on the trustworthiness of God's Word
As a starting point for Apologetics, or giving a reasoned answer to those that question our faith in Christ, we need to affirm what God has said about His Word, the Bible.
Each of us would do well if we just decided to have the same view of Scripture as Jesus Christ had: Jesus had the highest view of Scripture.
We Need to Simply Hold to & Trust
God's Word Like Jesus Did
Christ's high view of God’s inspired word, led Him to instruct us that the truth of God's Word flowing through our lives would sanctify us (make us useful for God). Our usefulness to God is tied according to Jesus, to what our view of the authority and reliability of the Bible is.
What is your view of Scripture? Is it as high as Christ’s?
Let’s examine Jesus and the Scriptures, and embrace the same confident trust in the reliability of the Word, as He had.
The first reason why I believe the Bible is utterly true can be distilled down to one or two words.
Jesus (and the second word is) Christ.
Jesus Authenticated the
Jesus Christ was utterly convinced that the book you hold in your hand was the Word of God.
There are 929 Old Testament chapters, and 260 in the New Testament. That means that 929 of the 1189 were in Christ's Hand as He called them Scripture. That amounts to 77% of the Bible that was: verified & authenticated by Jesus.
Lesson # 1: Jesus Christ held a copy of the Bible 80% similar to ours and said it was Scripture Truth from God
So, there is no question about whether Creation was literally in six solar 24 days, Jesus authenticated that.
Jesus affirms: Adam and Eve were the first humans, Cain killed Abel, Noah built the ark, and the world is only a very few thousand years old: about 6,000 years or so, is the age of the Earth as described in Genesis as being created by God.
Jesus believed this book, and over and over we find the Lord Jesus asking everyone who questioned Him, He’d say to them, “Haven’t you read”? “The Scriptures say.” That’s how He answered those who came to Him.