This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Does The Bible Contain God's Word's to Men?

Categorically YES.... a man or woman would have to be totally reprobate and Godless to think other wise...

The New Testament was written by Holy Ghost filled men, who walked with God, who chronicled the Words of Jesus Christ, and His instruction to them, and the body in general. God spoke to these men and they, through the vehicle of the written word, the scriptures have shared those words and their testimonies with us.

However when some men say that the Bible is not "The Word of God", in a sense they are correct, because Jesus is the Word of God.... But - the Bible is God's word's to men recorded, and men's testimonies of God.

The Bible is the scripture containing the Truth, and it is only understood in the true sense, by guidance and revelation of the HOLY SPIRIT!

How many hairs are split here, in regards to "The Word of God". I believe these men on the Internet who are so adamant in saying, that the Bible is not the Word of God, have not thoughtfully considered their words. They should consider that they may be turning some, that are simple, aside from reading the scriptures. I also think that those who rail against such men, are not themselves thoughtfully considering what these men are trying to say when they make such statements.
Jesus said:
Matthew 12:35-37
36. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Many express their beliefs via the Internet, some have a following, and some do not, some seek a following and some do not. However the common denominator amongst them is that all claim to be right. Whilst they bite and devour one another, they had all best beware lest they be consumed one of another.
There are those who say that God does not speak to His people today, they don't believe in hearing God's audible voice, because they say we have his Word the Bible-Why then did Jesus say, "My sheep know my voice"? To clarify... The Lord's voice may not always be an audible voice, heard by the ear, but heard in the soul, the inner man by the Spirit. One cannot even comprehend the scriptures without the Holy Spirits guidance.

Many do not believe in today's prophets or apostles- and we can see why they feel this way with all the wolves and false prophets out there, and those calling themselves apostles just to exalt themselves. Everything we need, they say is in the Bible, our final authority on everything. That is true, but we can also have a living current relationship with the living God, and our saviour Jesus Christ, through His Holy Spirit who lives within true born again believers.

The Bible-The scriptures clearly state that "Jesus is The Word"

John 1:1-14
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. The same was in the beginning with God.
3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus refers to "The scripture"
Mark 12:10
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

John 7:38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

The disciples referred to "The scripture", and when they did they were referring to the only written scripture they had, which were those of the Old testament. They walked and talked with THE WORD-JESUS!

Paul said:
Romans 4:3
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Neither The disciples nor Jesus called the Bible-"The Word of God" they called what they had at that time"The Scripture" ....

In the Old Testament there are references to "The word of God" and it says, "The Word of God came saying...." It was God speaking to them, just as Jesus speaks to His own through His Holy Spirit today! see: 1 Samuel 9:27, 1 Kings 12:22, 1 Chronicles 17:3

Revelation 19:11-13

11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

However it is just as daft, for those who do not want to say that the Bible is the Word of God, to rail against those who say it is, because they both in their own way are correct.

What ever Jesus speaks to your soul is life.

A person can read the Bible all their life and never know God, because He has not spoken it to their soul by His Spirit, or if He has they have not heard, because they did not have ears to hear. Reading the Bible can not save you, your religious ways can not save you. Only the Father as He draws you by His Spirit, to life through Jesus Christ, can save you.

John 5:38-40-Jesus speaking here of Old Testament scriptures

38. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

39. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

40. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

Just something to make ya think saints!


JR Peacher said...

The Scripture you used has always facinated me, "My sheep know my voice..."

The enemy has beat me over the head with this before from time to time because I can say that I have never heard an audible voice from the heavens, so subsequently, I would think when discouraged about asking for direction from Heaven, I have not heard a voice, so I must not be one of His sheep!

I finally had an inclination out of the blue to look up what the Greek word voice means. I was astounded. It is to be given revelation, a leading, which can be a process. It does not actually mean an audible voice booming out of the heavens.

The still small voice, the leadings of the Holy Ghost in us, in the measure to which we have yielded speaks to us daily. He is a restrainer when we are getting ready to say something or do something we should not do. He give revelation or an inclination to go one way on an issue and not another way.

I feel it takes constant communication and fellowship with God, the Holy Ghost, to clearly hear His wooings and guidance. He is gently, patient, kind and loving; always pointing us to our Great intercessor sitting beside the Father on our behalf.

He ever lives to make intercession on our behalf. He love us that much! He is more involved in our every day lives than we could ever imagine. When we all get to heaven we will be dumbfounded at what He has done for us; especially at the times when we feel He is a million miles away.

He is every present. Like a tuning fork I used to watch an elderly fellow use when he tuned my mothers piano as a child, our job is to stay in tune with His voice. That is our job!

A Seed Sower-Merely one of the brethren! said...

You're correct Randy God's voice is not always audible to the ear, but to the soul..the inner man.