Can We Trust Scripture?

Greetings In the Name of the Lord:

 1 Corinthians 2:10-12 (NLT) 

10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. 11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

How do we know we can trust the Bible? First, of all we can trust it because it is God’s self-revelation of Himself from Himself. Paul tells us that God’s revelation comes from His Holy Spirit, and, and a result, we can trust Scripture because the Spirit reveals us to the “deep secrets” of life. Furthermore, since God Himself is the source “we can depend on the Spirit’s revelation of truth to us because He ‘searches, [or penetrates] all things,’ that is, He sheds light on them. Because He is deity, nothing is hidden from Him. So He can and does shed light on the deep things of God, the profound truths that no human thinking, even of the most brilliant philosophers, has ever probed. They cannot for they do not have the Spirit” (Horton, I & II Corinthians). Consequently, and our second reason we can trust the Bible, is we can trust the correctness of Scripture as God’s revelation because the Spirit knows the things of God as a member of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God, and therefore, is able to correctly reveal the truth about God. Who better to reveal the truth about God than the Holy Spirit. We can accept the Bible as truth because it comes from He who is truth.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

 

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