The Infallibility of the Bible

The Infallibility Of The Bible

     There have been many attacks on the Bible down through the ages because the Bible condemns too much of what men love to do.  Without the Bible, one can do virtually anything he wants to do.  Man wants to live as he pleases without being accountable to God.  Many want to live as though there is no God.  Psalms 14:1 says, "The fool has said in his heart, there is no God".

     With many people, materialism has replaced God resulting in unbelief in the Bible.  Today unbelief in the Bible is often seen as a badge of courage to be displayed openly and worn proudly.  Satan plants seeds of doubt in the minds of people, which result in unbelief.  Unbelief is a contagious disease, which causes one to depart from God.  Hebrews 3:12 says, "Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Unbelief will cause countless souls to be lost in eternity.

     The Bible tells us from where all things came, why we are here, how we are to live while here, and where we are going.  The Bible is the word of God, (2 Timothy 3:16-17 – "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”), which means that the Bible is verbally inspired, infallible, inerrant, all sufficient, and authoritative.  In the Bible, God has told us everything we need so we can please Him and go to Heaven.  2 Peter 1:3 says, "According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue."

     Each of us will make the choice to either accept the Bible as our authority in religion or reject it.  But we will bear the consequences of our choice.  God’s word is the authority or standard by which all people will be judged on Judgment Day.  Jesus says in John 12:48, " He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.People may ignore God’s word now, but on Judgment Day they will not be able to ignore it.  Happy will be the person who has shown his love for the truth of God’s word and obeyed it.  Because the Bible is the pure and inspired word of God, and according to James 1:21 – "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”  Also, notice what is written in Romans 1:16 – "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Woe to those who have set it aside.

     We must not neglect to follow God’s authoritative word if we want to go to Heaven.  Hebrews 2:3 says, "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which at first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him."  There is no escape if one neglects to believe and obey God’s authoritative and infallible word.  1 Peter 4:18 – "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
Adapted - Bro Ron Boatwright
Antioch church of Christ
11/14/10   PM