â€œEvery word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.â€ (Proverbs 30:5-6)
by Henry Morris III, D.of Min.
he Bible is unique among all books. Not only is it different in its form, structure, and history, but it takes the position of supernatural superiority to all other communication. It insists on total accuracy for its content and absolute obedience to its commands. No other book is so demanding. The whole of the Bible abounds with the teaching that it has â€œgiven unto us all things that pertain unto life and godlinessâ€ (2 Peter 1:3).
It is the word of God the Father. Jesus made it clear: â€œI have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speakâ€ (John 12:49).
It was confirmed by the Holy Spirit. â€œFor the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghostâ€ (2 Peter 1:21).
It is the source of faith and salvation. â€œBeing born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for everâ€ (1 Peter 1:23).
It is not to be changed. â€œYe shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command youâ€ (Deuteronomy 4:2).
It is the instrument by which â€œa young man [can] cleanse his way . . . by taking heed thereto according to thy wordâ€ (Psalm 119:9). It is to be reverenced and obeyed, â€œfor thou hast magnified thy word above all thy nameâ€ (Psalm 138:2). â€œYea, let God be true, but every man a liarâ€ (Romans 3:4). HMM III