To answer these questions we must first consider the following: What does God think about US and what are His intentions for US? God's thoughts and intentions for ALL mankind are contained in the Holy Bible. It says that God is LOVE and that He loves mankind so much that He gave up the life of His only Son, paving the way to bring mankind back into fellowship with Him. So the main question should really be: How did God convey His thoughts and intentions to us and do we have an unconditional guarantee that the method he used is free of man's influence and still relevant to us today?
The Holy Bible says God spoke to holy men through His Holy Spirit and they wrote down His Word while they were under the
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:20-21 KJV
If you're still wondering HOW God preserved his Word, one undeniable proof that should speak volumes is the full-scale all-out war on the Word of God by none other than Satan himself. Ask yourself: Why would Satan declare war on the Holy Bible if it was not a hindrance to his stratagems?
Furthermore, historical discoveries like the Dead Sea scrolls, which authenticate the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, are there for us to see and handle for ourselves, and prove to ALL, ultimately, that the Holy Bible is accurate to the crossing of the 't's' and dotting of the 'i's'.
Another infallible proof is what the Word of God says about itself:
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16.
The Greek word here for inspiration is THEOPNEUSTOS (Strong's G2315), pronounced the-o'-pnyü-stos. This word comes from THEOS (Strong's G2316), the Greek word for God and PNEO (Strong's G4154) the Greek word for breathed. The scripture is literally saying that IT is God-breathed or exhaled from God Himself.
One must acknowledge, along with the authenticity of God's 'voice' in the Holy Bible, that Lucifer became Satan and continuously tries to counterfeit God's Kingdom and pervert the very Word from God's mouth by deception and surreptitious attempts at corruption. The Holy Bible has stood the test of time! God's Word is TRUE, has been this way from the beginning and is eternally so.
"Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endures for ever." Psalm 119:160.
It is faithful as well:
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful." Revelation 21:5.
The Word of God carries the force of God's authority, which becomes ours when we are reconnected to God through Jesus Christ. Satan does not want us to realize where our power lies because once we know, we will not live defeated lives.
The Holy Bible is our navigation system and our auto pilot in this obscure world. The Holy Bible is God's legacy to us to guide us to our inheritance. It is POWERFUL and tells us that:
"...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." Hebrews 4:12 KJV.
In essence, the Word of God is alive and actively influences our souls. It is sharper than a sword that is perfectly sharpened on both sides. The word of God penetrates deep into the most hidden place within us, that is, to the dividing line where our soul and spirit join. It also penetrates the joints and goes deep into the marrow within the joints.
The Word of God is a skilled judge of what we are thinking, considering or meditating on. It judges what we understand in our mind, what we choose when we exercise our will (intentions), and what we feel with our emotions. This living and active Word of God addresses the complete man: Mind, Soul, Spirit and Body!
P.S. My choice of Bibles is the Authorized King James Bible, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2011. It is the most accurately translated of all English Bible versions. Most modern editions of the English Bible have been altered by translators, editors and publishers and contain many typographic and grammatical errors. The Original Authorized King James Version of 1611 is accurate to every jot and tittle in the language of the day.
HERE ARE LINKS TO:
THE STORY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE~1 (audio).
THE STORY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE~2 (audio).
THE STORY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE~3 (audio).
The story of the infamous assassination attempt on King James' life: the GUNPOWDER PLOT. I believe this was an attempt by the enemy Satan to thwart the spread of the Gospel via Protestantism and the English language. Let me know what you think!
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