From: Guest Blogger
The word of the LORD which came ...
The Bible is true because it is the Word of God, breathed out, written down and preserved from generation to generation, despite many efforts to destroy it. It is an invaluable gift from our loving Father to us. It shows us who God is and what He requires. It reveals the holiness of God and the sinfulness of sin. It shows us our helplessness to meet God’s standard. From Genesis to Revelation it reveals God’s plan of salvation.
Jesus Himself believed the scriptures and quoted them frequently. He never cast doubt on God’s Word. He did not come to do away with the law but to fulfil it. When He said, ‘You have heard it said … but I say …’, He was not undoing, undermining or re-writing God’s Word, He was emphasising the spirit of the law in order to cut through our outward behaviours and expose their root: the sin in our hearts.
God’s Word doesn’t stop being true when times change – it’s true regardless of cultural norms and preferences. The Bible doesn’t become true a bit at a time at the point when you understand it - it was true already, whether you understood and accepted it or not. God’s Word has always been true and always will be, because God never changes.