How do you know the Bible is the word of God?

God’s Word does not need verification. It simply is true.

I’m trying to wrap my head around this statement and I just don’t get it. I don’t see any logic here. I mean, of course God’s word is true, but how can a person figure out which words are God’s and which aren’t? I could sit down and write a book tomorrow, claim it was God’s word, and when somebody said “How do I know this is God’s word?” I could just say “It doesn’t need verification, it is God’s word and therefore simply is true.”

“But we’re talking about the Bible, not just any book!” you might way. Well, what’s the Bible to somebody in the outback of China? Maybe they’ve never heard of the Bible. To them it’s just a bunch of paper with words on it between two covers. How are they supposed to know that it’s any different than any other book?

“Because they can read it and see that it’s different!” Sure, they can see that the language is different. They can see that it says things that are different than other books. But are they just supposed to believe it’s true because somebody says it is? How can somebody know whether anything is true without some sort of verification process?

Comments

  1. The Bible verifies itself as true. Jesus fulfilled all that was written about him long before he came.

    Verfication cannnot come apart from that very written word itself. We can't be certain that verification that comes to us apart from the written word actually comes from God and not Satan.

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