How do Christians know the Bible is the inspired Word of God?

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  1. restlesswaters profile image59
    restlesswatersposted 6 years ago

    How do Christians know the Bible is the inspired Word of God?

    If you're Christian, how do you know the Bible is the inspired Word of God (without using verses in in the Bible to prove it)?

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  2. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago

    I am the wrong person to ask. I believe that we are all of a devine nature. The Spirit is inside and outside of us. All of us. The bible, koran, talmud, all holy books, are things of man. The WRITTEN word. The spoken word is of the Spirit. One spoken word can say volumes, yet, it has no form, it is invisible, yet, it has amazing power, and like a spirit, it vanishes into thin air, leaving nothing but an echoe which can reverberate for thousands of years. I believe that every word is of God...we just have to have the ears to hear it.

  3. helmutbiscut profile image73
    helmutbiscutposted 6 years ago

    Merriam-Webster defines faith as "a firm belief in something for which there is no proof."  It goes on to say that faith is "something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially: a system of religious beliefs." 

    For me, I know that the Bible is the inspired word of God because I have faith that it is...just as one might have faith that the Bible isn't the word of God.  Prove to me that it isn't.

  4. Rev. Akins profile image73
    Rev. Akinsposted 6 years ago

    The Bible is the inspired Word because it is a living document. The words have a different meaning to me in the different stages of my own life. When I am hurting, the passages of healing and support are more clear. When I am happy, the passages of joy and celebration are easy to see and enjoyable. The Bible can become fully alive if we do not consider it a piece of literature written years ago. It is inspired because it can constantly speak to us in meaningful and helpful ways today, and everyday that we allow the Word into our lives.

  5. Tricia Ward profile image82
    Tricia Wardposted 6 years ago

    The Bible is the inspired Word of God - as the Rev said it is a living organic book. Having said that the Bible as we know it today is the Books and writings that were agreed a few hundred years ago. There were some like Maccabees that were not included in the "standard" Bible.
    Whilst I hold the Bible in regard, My God is a great Big God. He can teach and speak to me in all kinds of ways. He is a relational loving God and He is not a God who can be kept in the box that we try to put Him in, whatever that may be.
    May you have a Blessed Christmas!

  6. MissMelissaK profile image82
    MissMelissaKposted 6 years ago

    I know because it is written in my heart.  We aren't cold robots.  We feel our way through this world as much as we think our way through.  Everything I have learned so far in the Bible rings true.  Every story the Bible presents is played out time and time again throughout history.  The Bible is the opposite of evil.  It is the light unto the world.  The Bible is based on God's truth.  When someone presents a lie to you as satan often does, you can smell it a mile a way.  It's dirty, sour and foul.   I don't need one single verse to prove my point.  There is a reason why the Bible has stood the test of time for over 2,000 years and that is because it is the truth.  If Jesus wasn't the son of God, I believe the Bible would have died many years ago.

  7. kunynghame profile image86
    kunynghameposted 6 years ago

    Without using verses in the Bible, I would have to say that there are a few things that can point towards proof of the Bible being just what is says it is, "inspired word of God." The Bible consists of 66 different books, written in 3 different languages, written from 3 different continents, authored by around 40 different people, and written over a span of over 400 years! The many different topics in the Bible include love, hate, forgiveness, law, covenants, prophecies, and obviously the life of Jesus Christ. Yet, somehow, with all these different barriers in language, authors, time, and location, the Bible is autonomous and completely consistent, being without contradiction. How could this be, lest the real true author is that of God himself, inspiring this human authors to write out his word.

    In addition to that, many scientific realizations are beginning to prove the Bible to be accurate, as well as many archaeological findings.

  8. liftandsoar profile image78
    liftandsoarposted 6 years ago

    This is how I reason.  Historical research reveals that there was a man named Jesus who did many good things, preached about God and was finally crucified.  You'd be hard pressed to find anyone denying that.  This being the case, I'm inclined to take seriously what he believed and taught.  Jesus clearly believed that the OT Scriptures were the Word of God. He was constantly pointing out that his actions fulfilled it.

    So far, I'm regarding scripture as merely an historical document, like the works of Napoleon or Plato.  So I read about Jesus and his exploits in the gospels, again regarded as merely historical documents. That's when the Holy Spirit begins to work on my mind and heart and I find myself drawn to God.  What started as merely and historical investigation ended with a spiritual journey.

    I wouldn't claim certainty, but it surely seems reasonable to regard the Scriptures as the inspired Word of God.

  9. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image57
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    1, fulfilled prophecy and historical accuracy
    2. scientific facts documented long before discovery by man
    3. the effect the Bible has on peoples' lives
    4. the fact that the disciples were willing to die to defend it
    5. the fact that it has withstood the test of time and was written by over 40 authors from different walks of life over about 1500 years and yet is all tied together for one basic message of salvation through Jesus Christ

 
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