Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:26 AM

The Authenticity of God

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:26 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:26 AM

Too often unbelievers and even believers claim that the Bible cannot be all true. Surely through the thousands of years there has to be error, and there had to be errors by the writers themselves. Believers make this claim especially when they think that science and the Bible conflict. When a believer makes the claim that the Bible can and does have errors, they must realize the full meaning and impact of this statement. Here is a quote by Dr. Geisler.

“For example, to deny inerrancy is to attack the authenticity of God the Father. Since the Bible is the Word of God, to charge the Bible with error is to charge God with error.

Additionally, to admit of error in the Scriptures is to attack the authority of God the Son. Jesus said the Bible is wholly true (see John17:17) and without error (see Matt5:17; Matt.22:29). To question that the Bible is the Word of God is in the final analysis to question that Jesus is the Son of God.

Also, to claim there are errors in the Bible is to attack the ministry of God the Holy Spirit. The Bible is a Spirit-breathed book (2 Tim3:16), and the Holy Spirit cannot breathe-out error.

Finally, to deny inerrancy is to undermine the stability of the Christian Church. The Church is based upon the foundation of Holy Scripture given by the apostles and prophets (Eph2:20). And the psalmist said, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps11:3). [1]

[1] Geisler, N. L. (1992). The battle for the resurrection (161). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

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