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The Holy Bible
God's spoken Word (Written)

I believe The Holy Bible is Gods spoken Word, written. Jesus said that His Father and God is the only true God (John 17:3), and is the speaker of His Word (Deuteronomy 18:18-19). Therefore the promises that we find in Gods Word are 100% reliable, because God upholds the integrity of His Word by the power of God (Genesis 1:1-3). That also means that we can trust in the promises and threats of Gods Word with all of our heart (Proverbs 3:5), because God Can Not lie! (Titus 1:2).

I believe The Holy Bible is Gods Word (Written), but I dont presume that every other person is convinced of the same conviction. As was I, some may be wondering how much influence that mankind had upon the writing of The Holy Bible. Others may think that The Holy Bible is no more than any other books that men claimed to have been written by God. In any case, I urge you to do whatever research and seeking to discover the truth about The Holy Bible, because theres much to be learned once this matter is settled.

To aid in your search for truth, I have described a lesson below. The scenario involved a conversation that I had with a man who said that he was Muslim (Moslem) by being born into a Muslim family. The man was searching for truth, but at the time when we began to talk, he believed The Holy Bible was not Gods Word. After completing our conversation, he was not so sure.

The Muslim man wanted to justify his claim, so he told me of a debate that took place years ago in South Africa. He said that the debate was between a Muslim minister and a Christian minister, and that it ended abruptly when the Christian minister could not answer the following question:

Muslim minister: If the Bible is the Word of God, then why do you (Christians) keep changing it?

Christian minister: no answer

At this time, The Holy Spirit was speaking to my thoughts, and led me to open the pages of my Bible to Romans chapter 8, verses 1 and 2. I had a parallel Bible with 4 versions in 1 book, and, when I reached the page, I found Gods Word expressed in four different vocabulary arrangements (KJV, NIV, AB, NAS).

         KJV 1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death

         NIV 1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[1] 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death

         AB 1THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

         NAS 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

I then asked the Muslim if I could try answering the question that he claimed that the Christian minister could not answer, and after he agreed I explained as follows:

I said that the phrase (Gods Word) refers not to a particular vocabulary or grammatical arrangement, but it refers to the message from God about Gods salvation. While pointing to the book, I said, the grammatical arrangement and vocabulary is different in each version, but the concept is the same. I said, perhaps the Muslim servant made the mistake of assuming that the phrase (Gods Word) was vocabulary-specific. So, when he saw Christian translators changing vocabularies and grammatical arrangements to accommodate different languages and dialects, he made an honest mistake. Instead of seeing that the changes made to follow the rules of the language or grammar, the Muslim minister mistakenly assumed that Christians were changing Gods Word. I then concluded by saying, Christians have been led to present Gods gospel of Christ in different ways to different groups, but never led by Gods Holy Spirit to change Gods gospel of Christ.

I said, so The Holy Bible is Gods Word that does not change, and the message from The Holy Bible describing Gods gospel of Christ has also remained unchanged.

The Muslim man then began to ask me questions about the content of The Holy Bible, and, after Id answered them, we departed to go our separate ways.