How can we be certain that the Bible is the true Word of God? How many times has it been translated, and what are we to make of the multitude of new translations?
Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.
How many various so-called interpretations can we find regarding the book of revelations alone? If the warning given is accurate, multitudes are in danger of eternal torment for their crimes. The Bible is the true Word of God, regardless of how many times the false teachers distort its truths.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
The carnal man that attempts to proclaim the Gospel truth that is without the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit, is deceived at best, or a reprobate at worst. Although there are numerous mistranslations in our modern day bibles, with the Spirit of truth we can all rightly divide the Word of truth. This is a labor of love that every believer must participate in. We are not to depend on the doctrines of men for our answers. We should all to be able to give an answer, to everyone that asks, of the reason of the hope of Christ in us (1 Peter 3:15).
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive
Too many people are for ever learning, but are not able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Tim 3:7). Without the only true teacher, this is to be expected. Although the Bible is the true Word of God, many are unwilling to separate themselves from the world and truly put on the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:9-16). When so-called christian denominations, follow after the teachers of fables, they are involved in a system of religious beliefs and rituals. This is the textbook definition of a cult (2 Tim 4:3-4).
You can be certain that the Bible is the true Word of God because no other book has endured so many attacks, and yet still stands true.
Titus 1:10-11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
We are not to acknowledge jewish fables, or the commandments of men, that turn many from the truth (Titus 1:14). These deceivers deny that the Bible is the true Word of God, and become gods unto themselves.
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
If Christ’s Spirit does not dwell within you, then you are not of Him, and therefore do not know Him. As well you will not realize that the Christ spoken of in the Bible is the true Word of God. Great deception within Christianity is accomplished at the hands of the false teachers in the Christian Church that only regard the things of the flesh. They are blind to the truth and purpose of this life, because they are without the Spirit of Christ.
2 Peter 1:20-21 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.
The prophecies of the scripture are of no private interpretation. No denomination or individual has control over, or final authority on the correct understanding of what is written in the Word of God. This task is reserved for the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things.
2 Tim 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Christian believer must rely on the Holy Spirit to uncover or reveal Christ’s testimony, as His truth is spiritually discerned. Far too many have a false sense of reality and eternal security as a result of the great deception within Christianity, revealed through the deceptive teachings of men that do not have the Spirit of Truth. Many can not discern whether the Bible is the true Word of God or not. They depend upon charlatans, who are only interested in worldly pursuits, who prevent their followers from growing in the Lord or having a true relationship with Him (Mat 23:5-15).
2 Cor 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The false teachers in the Christian church deny the Lord Jesus by reason of their damnable heresies, and bring upon themselves and their blind followers swift destruction (2 Peter 2:1, John 16:7, Luke 6:39). Although the Bible is the true Word of God, few truly press into the Word of God (Phl 3:8-14).
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Can we really proclaim that the Bible is the true Word of God, when we attempt to hold onto the old law given unto Moses that has been replaced with the new Law of Christ.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
We cannot declare that the Bible is the true Word of God and truly mean it, when the Revelation of Christ and His New testament Covenant is ignored.
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
If the Christ spoken of in the Bible is the true Word of God, how is it that we do not obey His teachings. Scripture declares that in the latter times men devoid of the Spirit of Truth will depart from the faith and accept the doctrines of devils (1 Tim 4:1).
Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
The Christ spoken of in the Bible is the true Word of God, and the Elect that He dwells in, have the authority to rightly divide His Word of truth.
1 Thess 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
When we remove the word and, in these verses above and below, we can understand the Trinity as a nonsensical doctrine. The correct word used instead of and, is even or also. The correct interpretations are: 1- God Himself is even the Father and is also the Lord Jesus Christ. 2- I testify therefore that God, even the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge those who are alive in Him and those who are dead.
It is through the Spirit, that we understand that our Lord in the Bible is the true Word of God, that created all things.Through His Spirit we have the authority in Him to understand and declare His truth. What are still parables to many, are clearly discerned by those who are truly Born again (Mark 4:11, Math 13:15, 1 Peter 1:23). We Can Have Assurance of Salvation; by understanding Christ is our Salvation. But can we lay claim to Salvation in the present tense, or is Salvation what we hope for?
Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Essential Christian teachings show us that we can have the Assurance of Salvation in Christ Jesus. This is when we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, unto our inheritance of eternal life with Him. The end result of faithfully following Jesus is rejoicing in His Salvation, that He rewards His Elect with at the end of this age. We do not rejoice in the salvation that we claim to possess, but rather we will rejoice in His Salvation when it is revealed in us.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
The essential Christian teachings related to sanctification and beliefs of the truth, are unto Salvation, ready to be revealed at the last day.
Matt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
The false teachers in the Christian church do great harm to the very understanding of Salvation, as they falsely teach that Salvation is realized through works. To claim that Salvation occurs in the present tense removes faith and hope from occurring.
1 Thess 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Those who have the Spirit of discernment, can indeed rightly divide the Word of Truth, and add to the Word without really doing so. This authority is demonstrated in the understanding of the verse below, with a correct emphasis added.
He that believeth and is baptized (with the Holy Spirit) shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16, Gal 3:27, Math 24:13).
John the Baptist proclaimed that are two Baptisms; one is unto repentance, and the other is unto our assurance of Salvation through the Holy Spirit. All in Christ can have the Assurance of Salvation , but it does require the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit it is impossible to even understand the Word of God
Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Those with the Spirit of Christ, have the assurance that the Bible is the true Word of God, and they rightly discern that which is of God and that which is of man.