How We Know the Bible Is the Word of God: Effects of Scripture
How do you know the Bible is true? This question is not new. Humanity’s first temptation began with an attack on God’s Word. The devil, in the form of a serpent, challenged Eve, “Did God really say. . . ?” (Genesis 3:1). Today, the devil presents similar doubts.
But God’s Word is our defense against the devil. When Jesus was tempted by Satan, Jesus’ defense against the enemy was the Word. We also use the Word to help others who are assailed with doubts and fears. And we use God’s Word to guide those who sincerely question and seek after God. Peter
advises, “In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
In the last two lessons, we learned about the content of the books of the Bible. Now let us discuss why we believe the Bible to be God’s Word.
Effects of Scripture
The supernatural effects of the Bible are evidences of its supernatural origin. The fulfillment of its promises proves that these are true and authentic. Miraculous healings, deliverance from drugs and alcoholism, the transformation of lives, and millions of answers to prayer are all evidence that God made the promises in the Bible.