Why I Know the Bible Is the Word of God
2 Timothy 3:12
Take God’s Word please and open to 2 Timothy chapter 3. I was thinking about my own background and my love of the Holy Scriptures. And I was asking myself, Adrian, why do you believe the Bible is the Word of God? And I pondered on that subject. And I said to myself, Well, I believe the Word of God because I was told it was the Word of God. I mean, to begin with. My mama, my daddy told me the Bible was the Word of God. In our home, we just had certain principles. Number one is that you never set another book on top of the Bible, or never set anything else on top of the Bible. Or you never put the Bible on the floor. It was just a different book. It was the Word of God. And as a child, I didn’t understand all of that, but my parents, I had respect for my parents. And I just said, Well, that is the Word of God. I didn’t know much about it. I didn’t understand it. But I had a respect for it. Later on I became a Christian. I got saved. I was born again. And I began to study the Bible. And I learned more and more about it. And now I know it is the Word of God, but from a different perspective. I have other reasons now for believing that the Bible is the word of God. And I want to share those reasons with you in a moment. But I want us to begin reading in 2 Timothy chapter 3 verse 12. The Bible says, Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Question. Are you living godly in Christ Jesus? Well, a good test is are you getting any persecution? If you’re not getting any persecution, you better check yourself out. Now, persecution doesn’t mean that they’re going to flog you or stone you. It might mean they’ll laugh at you. It might they’ll overlook you. It might mean they’ll put you down. It might mean they’ll pals you up. But friend, you be an out and out Christian in this world, there is no way you’re going to come out unscathed. Amen? That’s what Cod’s Word says. And especially in the last days, because the Bible says, But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. Friend, that verse has climactic in this day. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them, and that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of Cod and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect. That means complete, mature. Thoroughly furnished unto all good works. I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing in his kingdom, Preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.