How Do We Know that the Bible is God's Word?
It was a strange site to see… really.
Two women walking in the neighborhood who seemed so very different from each other.
I would walk in short, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Some of the days were extremely warm with temperatures soaring into the 90’s. The other woman, my neighbor, had much darker skin and was covered from head to toe. She even wore an hijab (scarf covering her head and neck) even on the hottest days.
She and her family had relocated from Kuwait to move right next door to us… a little Baptist preacher’s family.
Her name was Nida, and she actually approached me about walking with her. We’d go about two miles--three to four times a week--discussing our children, our neighborhood, life, and religion.
On one particular week, I invited her to share her faith with me. I listened, I asked questions, and I had the chance to better understand her Muslim beliefs.
Then, in time, she returned the favor.
She asked me about my faith and what I believed. It was so sweet to share with her about the truths from the Bible, God’s Word.
My story brings up some great questions:
Why do Christians believe the Bible?
Why do we trust the Bible over the Quran, the Book of Mormon, or some other religious book?
Why do we trust that it is God’s Word?
Why do we believe it is the ultimate authority for our lives?
Let me share with you five reasons that we can KNOW that the Bible is God’s Word:
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Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?”
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For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.
It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.
“…And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (ESV)
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