Here is a link that tells about the history of the Bible: https://creation.com/how-did-we-get-the-bible
Jn 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Has His Word existed from the beginning?
2 Tim 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Does His Word provide us with all we need to live a good life?
Heb 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Is His Word more powerful than anything man can create?
Rom 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Can His Word bring us the hope we need to endure all this life can bring? Do we need to have patience enough to read it with a desire to understand it?
Jn 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Is Jesus God’s Word, which became flesh?
Matt 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Do we need the Word of God to live the life He has seen for us? How are our lives affected by the lack of His Word?
1 Thes 2:13, “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” Does the Word of God transform us from created beings into believers who will dwell with God for all eternity?
Ps 119:9-10, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.” When we truly seek God will we be able to keep His commandments? How would this world be different if everyone followed His commandments?
Josh 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Will good success follow when we are careful to do all He is asking us to do?
Ps 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Does His Word provide a light that will lead us on the path to Him?
Prov 4:26-27, “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Has God not asked us to think about the path we have chosen, to make sure it is the one leading to Him?
Matt 22:36-40, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” What happens when we love God and our neighbors?
Gal 5:14, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Can all that God asks us to do be summed up in one word, love?
Rev 22:18-19, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Does God not ask us to keep His Word pure?
Deut 4:2, “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Has he been asking us to keep His Word pure from the beginning, for our sakes not His?
Why have some tried to change what God has told us?
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