What is the…
Word of God
The Bible is so called because the writers of its several books were God's organs in communicating his will to men (Hebrews 4:12, etc.). It is His “word,” because He speaks to us in its sacred pages. Whatever the inspired writers here declare to be true and binding upon us, God declares to be true and binding. This word is infallible, because written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and therefore free from all error of fact or doctrine or precept. (See Inspiration; Bible.)
All saving knowledge is obtained from the word of God. In the case of adults, it is an indispensable means of salvation, and is efficacious thereunto by the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit (John 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:15, 16; 1 Peter 1:23).
- What is Biblical INSPIRATION?
- What is Scripture?
- INFALLIBILITY—How can the Bible be infallible if it is written by fallible humans? Answer
- How do we know the Bible is true? Answer
- When we say that the Bible is the Word of God, does that imply that it is completely accurate, or does it contain insignificant inaccuracies in details of history and science? Answer
- Is the Bible truth or tabloid? Answer
- INTERNAL HARMONY—Answers to a skeptic’s questions about whether the Bible’s internal harmony is truly evidence of its divine inspiration—Read
- Answers to supposed Bible “contradictions” and puzzles
- Bible and science
- Bible archaeology
- Biblical prophecies
- The Word