Originally posted by jhill76
reply to post by stupid girl
So I guess it would depend on whether or not you believed the Bible. If you do, then it is. If you don't, then it's not.
It has been a while!
So, would every word be of his, or most of it is, with some thoughts of the writer added in?
Yes, it has. I hope you have been well.
If someone believes the Bible to be true, then they must believe it is all inspired, from cover to cover. True adherents are not to pick and choose,
lest in so doing they subject themselves to the standard of man, insomuch as what is valid and what is not, therefore completely negating their
proclaimed faith in God.
Jesus said, "Now He said to them, 'These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in
the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.' Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. "
The Law of Moses, the Prophets and Psalms-- that pretty much sums up the OT other than historical chronicles (which, IMO, were articulately addressed
above by wjones837).
Jesus Himself authorized their validity, thus anyone who believes the Bible to be true and considers themselves a follower of Christ must necessarily
honor that validation in its entirety. Followers of Christ are instructed to apply themselves diligently towards rightly dividing the Word of Truth
and refrain from getting entangled in conversations of vain debate.
"Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a
catastrophe for the hearers! Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed,
because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth (or "rightly divides").
But keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, and their teaching will eat away at people like
Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, stamped with these words:
“The Lord knows his own,”
“Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord stand apart from wrongdoing.” 2 Tim 2:14