Looking at it very well, people ask these question often, is the Bible truly the word of God? Is it directly given to men written and prepared? The Bible is in a written form called the Scriptures, if this is so, then who wrote the Bible? Did God himself sit and write everything then transfer it to the people? These are the question different people ask every day. The fact that Bible comes in different versions these days doubled the question of “is the Bible the word of God” and even create doubt in the mind of men.
Some people see the Bible as a story book, they believed it contains some kind of fictions. In other hand, some philosophers have to conclude that the Bible must have come from someone superior, someone with higher knowledge because the Bible is found to be error free, full of words of wisdom, and contain prophecies that are now coming to pass. The archeologists, also reading different stories of the Bible traced the stories to the region is occurred and was found to be true, they proofed it’s authenticity. Even though all these people testify that the Bible is written from real occurrences, does it still mean it is “the word” of God?
True proof that the Bible is the Word of God
In the next paragraph we will be breaking it down for you to understand why the Bible is really the word of God. A proof that the Bible is the word of God. Firstly, we all know according to 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”, this means that God inspired the writers of the Scripture on what to write. If God didn’t inspire them and give them what to write, we know that human being are not error free so there would be much of errors in the Bible (Proverbs 30:5a)
Starting with Hebrews 4:12, the first sentence says “For the word of God is alive and active.” That passage of the Bible clearly stated that the word of God is a “living” thing, it is very active. Saying that the word of God is living and active which means it can work, you can hear it, and even can think too, can we now attribute that to the Bible that is just a written text like every other books? Matthew 4:4, Jesus was speaking here saying “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Jesus didn’t say “but on every word that you read” but he said “every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Looking at his statement very well, you will see that Jesus meant his words.
“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Furthermore, let’s look how the word of God and the Bible are getting closer. In the book of John 1:1, the Bible says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The word of God has been in existence from a long time ago. Let’s say it is equivalent to the age of God himself and whereas, the Bible is not that old. In verse 14, John went further to say “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This is a confirmation to Hebrews 4:12 where it is written that the word of God is living and active.
Irrespective of how the word of God is taken, it will forever be powerful and it doesn’t fail
To the next point, how did the living word become what is being read in the Bible now? Or should we say how did the living word become a written word? The simple answer to this question is also part of the answer to the question of the topic “is Bible the word of God?” According to John 1:1, the Word has been with God ever since the inception of creation. God wants his words to be made known to people and not all men can directly hear from him, therefore, God had to choose some special people that he will speak directly to and then they will disseminate it to everyone. These people are called the prophets, the servants of God.
Every of the words that God speak to them is carefully written down, Revelations 19:9 “Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Ezekiel 37:15, Jeremiah 2:1, Haggai 1:3, and many more verses show where the word of God came to the prophets. The words written down by the prophets are used as a guide to the people of God, they were written down because they contain power and might be forgotten overtime when not documented, just like how Moses got the Ten Commandments from God.
The fact that the Words were written down doesn’t mean they will become powerless or less active. Psalm 119:89a says “Your word, LORD, is eternal” 1 Peter 1:25 “but the word of the Lord endures forever.” Irrespective of how the word of God is taken, it will forever be powerful and it doesn’t fail.
God wants everybody to hear His word directly
Lastly, the Word became flesh and dwell among men as it was written in John 1:14. God wants everybody to hear His word directly, so He sent His Word which is Jesus Christ. The Word came directly ministering to all men and there were witnesses that carefully wrote down every word Jesus speaks and his lifestyle also. This is exactly the same thing the prophets did in the Old Testament. The words of God written down in the Old Testament and in the New Testament is what makes up the Bible.
In summary of all, the Word of God which was spoken to his people were properly written down. The Word himself came to the earth as human being so that everyone will hear and bear witness to every of the word. God want His words to be written down for everyone to read and the He doesn’t want to be made known were ordered to be kept Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”