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Can you name any biblical, historical, or present-day example of any person that truly experienced God's saving power in his heart and did not believe the Bible to be God's Word? Why would this never happen? If experienced, why is the person totally convinced that the Bible is God's infallible Word?



 

Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My Word shall not pass away.

- Mark 13:31

Forever, 0 LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.

-Psalm 119:89

 


How are those that build their purposes, plans, goals, and lives upon their own ideas, like the foolish builder in Matthew 7:26-27?



 

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

- II Peter 1:19-21

 

11. The powerful and personal application of the Bible to one's heart by the Holy Spirit - This evidence establishes the truth that the Bible is the infallible Word of God in the deepest manner. It is this application of divine power, when experienced in one's life, which removes all doubt. This divine power is a power which produces a great change in a person's life. It is a power which implants a new birth, a new spiritual life. It is a power which convicts of sin. It is a power which teaches what sin is and what one's condition is without God in this world. It is a power which convinces a person t God is righteous in His demands upon him. It is a power which reveals a personal way of escape-a way of deliverance. It is a power which works faith to believe and hope in a Savior, outside of himself, in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a power which turns the heart from a love of sin and self to God and His truth. It is the power of a sovereign, sinner-electing God. In short, it is the power of God the Holy Spirit blessing His Word unto salvation. This is the proof, which when engraven in one's heart, will establish forever the truth that the Bible is the Word of God.

Do you know something of this saving conviction in your life? Is the Bible the infallible Word of God to you? If so, then its words and truths will be most precious to you, and the fruits of faith, hope, and love will be seen in your life. Are they?

Would you dare to walk across a frozen lake if you did not know that the ice under your feet was solid? Would you cross a deep ravine by walking on a plank if you were not certain that the board would hold your weight? Of course not! Likewise, you should not build your thoughts, values and spiritual hopes on unstable human ideas. But you must, by God's sovereign grace, build the house of your hope on a solid, proven, and unmovable foundation. The Bible testifies through its order and completeness, indestructibility, power and influence, ability to speak to all types of people, inexhaustibility, honesty, teachings concerning God and man, historical exactness, scientific knowledge, prophetical accuracy, and above all, through its power when applied in the heart by the Holy Spirit that it is truly the inspired, infallible Word of God. Pray that you may, by God's grace, base your thoughts, ideas, values, purposes, hopes; in short - your entire life - on the absolute and infallible truths of God's Word. The Bible shall stand forever as the one and only God-given Word because the Bible is the Word of God.


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