The Word of God shall Last Forever

There are many different teachings on the word of God that Christians deal with today. Very often, some of these teachings try to cast doubt on the truthfulness and authority of God's word. It is very simple to convince a person when they are first saved, that the bible is the word of God, and that it is truly perfect. This certainly makes sense, as these words showed God the need of salvation, and what steps to be saved would be needed. How could he be certain he was truly saved, if it were not in fact trustworthy?

However, throughout the passage of our lifetime, we will meet many people who will readily challenge the word of God. Non-believers who teach in our schools and colleges will ridicule the book and preach alternatives in the quest to sound knowledgeable. We can expect such behavior from one, who is lost, but the believers among us should be on their guard, after all we have found the Lord and we have embraced his teachings.

Sadly, a percentage of young students who attend Christian schools and universities will fare little better. Some learned people who refer to themselves as bible teachers will endeavor to shake other people’s faith by stating that the original word of God means something quite different. The same teachers will insist that other phrases offer a better translation, in other words, they feel their word is God. However, in reality, such talk is foreign to the Apostles and other leading bible characters. They boldly proclaim that the word of God is good and confidently say "Thus said the Lord".

In Biblical times, there were simply "the Holy scriptures". They had not been translated at that time; the Bible was predominantly Hebrew and Greek, and the apostles took God at His Word. Psalm 12:6-7 clearly states that the Lord's words are perfect and pure in their entirety. It also tells us that His words will endure forever. This should be taken literally.

It truly does not matter what period of history we live in, we will always be able to have access to the "words" of God. Please take heart, when some supposed bible teacher tries to shake your confidence in the bible and specifically in the words contained within. God has promised that He will preserve His words, and that you always have the chance to get a hold of them. You can trust your bible because of this promise, understanding that the actual words themselves and not just the message are preserved. See  Daily bible reading

The aspects of the word of God that are of primary importance, is that its author, the Holy Spirit, stands rigidly behind it. In addition, to transform and attract people to Christ, he does his works through it. The most encouraging scripture in regard to the steadfastness, trustworthiness and reliability of the word of God is located in Jeremiah 1:1, where God himself is happy to make the statement, "I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled". None of the faithless seem to get this message and understand it, but those of faith can continue to pray they will!

If you are a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, you should be aware of the fact that, the Bible is the authoritative word of God revealed to men by the Holy Spirit.  The purpose of that word is to help us know who God is and how we can live a life pleasing to him. Because the word is both true and infallible, we can put our faith and trust in God alone.

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