What the Bible Says about the Bible: PART I
When I cite the Bible in social media posts and videos, I often receive comments, criticisms, and pushback that boils down to the questions, “How do you know the Bible is true? How can I trust the Bible?”
This is the start of a 4-part series where I answer those questions. But before we build a scholarly case for why you can trust the Bible, it’s important to outline what the Bible claims about itself.
Claim #1: Teach the Bible to Your Children
The Bible is clear that teaching the Word of God to our children is a Christian man’s mandate.
Claim #2: Obeying the Bible Provides Benefits
There are clear benefits that obedience to the Bible provides to us.
It helps us stay pure and avoid sin.
It gives us an answer to all who come against us.
It gives us wisdom beyond our years and a clarity in what paths to take in life.
It causes us to live and receive blessings.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
Claim #3: We must KNOW and STUDY the Bible
The Bible is clear that we must know and study God’s Word.
It is our one weapon.
But like all weapons, we must learn to use it wisely.
Claim #4: INSPIRATION and MIRACULOUS NATURE OF THE BIBLE
Every word of the Bible is inspired.
It’s not the work of man’s hand, but God’s.
It is miraculously living and active.
Everything about the Word of God points to one thing: JESUS.