How can we say the Bible is God's Word?

June 10, 2012 Series: txt

Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: 2 Timothy 3:16

The Bible’s Claim

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

What is “God-breathed”?

What is Scripture?

To what degree?

 

2 Peter 1:20-21

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Men spoke

They were carried along by the Holy Spirit

 

Two Questions

Is the New Testament Scripture?

(graphe) 2 Peter 3:16; 1 Peter 5:18

1 Corinthians 14:37

John 14:26; 16:13

Isn’t this just circular reasoning?

The Evidences

> The Unity of the Bible

> The Historical Accuracy

“There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of the Old Testament tradition.” (William F. Albright, Archaeology and the Religion of Israel, p. 176)

> The Fulfilled Prophecies

> The Influence

> The Indestructibility

> The Testimony of Christ

> The Personal Experiences of Followers