Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Indestructible Word of God

As I said in my last post, I was going to post a post on a paper that I wrote in my senior year of high school. First off, I am not trying to prove anything in this paper. This paper was written for my enjoyment to show the infallibility of Scripture through Scripture alone and through a couple of dead unbelievers. It is a pretty interesting paper and I think that you all will enjoy it. Here it is:

The Indestructible Word of God

The Bible is the most important book in the entire world and it is under attack everyday. Skeptics are ignorant of it, infidels despise it, and liberals trash it. The unseen forces of evil and even some human beings want to demolish the Bible off the face of the earth. Others love it and hold fast to its astounding truths. Is the Bible reliable or is it just an untrustworthy source of fairy tales? Is this book indestructible or is it a book that can be destroyed? These are two significant questions that provide us with simple, but concrete answers.

First of all, is the Bible reliable or is it an untrustworthy source of fairy tales? The Bible easily provides answers to both of those questions in 2 Timothy 3:16. That verse states that: "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16 clearly says that ALL scripture was inspired by God. The end result of the matter provides overwhelming evidence for the reliability of Scripture through Scripture alone. The Bible can clearly be trusted as a reliable source, not as a book of fairy tales. Overall, it is truly amazing to be able to fully trust the Scriptures as God's infallible, inerrant Word.

Finally, is the Bible an indestructible book or is it a book that can be destroyed? This question is easily answered by two dead unbelievers, who made it their life's mission to destroy the Bible. However, their plans failed miserably resulting in humorous effects. Voltaire, the French philosopher, in 1776 said, "100 years from my day, there will not be a Bible in the earth except one that is in a museum." Voltaire should have held his tongue because a hundred years later; Voltaire's home was used to store Bibles and to distribute them all over Europe. Again, Voltaire made a foolish comment, "It took twelve men to start Christianity; one will destroy it." Voltaire died that same exact year. Wow! God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7). Also, another man named Robert Ingersoll said, "In fifteen years, I will have this book (Bible) in the morgue." Fifteen years later, Ingersoll was in the morgue. God definitely has an incredible sense of humor and an extreme protection over His Word.

God's amazing Word is truly reliable and indestructible. Isaiah 40:8 says, "The grass withers, the flower falls off, but the Word of our God will stand forever." All in all, the Bible is and will always be God's wonderful words of light that continues to illuminate the hearts of unregenerate sinners and refreshes the hearts of His true followers.

His Word can fully be trusted. Sola Deo Gloria!!!!




11 comments:

Lindsay said...

Great post, Joshua! I really like the examples you used on how the Bible cannot be destroyed. Thank you for posting this!!

~ God Bless,
Lindsay

Katie said...

Great Paper!! I've never been able to explain that sort of thing very well when people ask me. But I love how simply it is explained in your paper.

Katie : )

Anonymous said...

hi. i really liked this 1 2 (i commented on the math post). it is neat/funny how God will do that. He definatly has a sense of humor!

we noticed how u put "Sola Deo Gloria" at the end of some of ur posts. what does it mean???

in Christ,
jessika

Josh said...

Joshua,
This is great. You did an excellent job on this paper both in content and quality!
God Bless you richly brother,
Josh

Joshua said...

Hey Jessika,
Sola Deo Gloria means glory to God alone in Latin. It is one of the Five solas that emerged during the Protestant Reformation to summarize the basic theological beliefs of the Reformers in complete contrast to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Sola means "alone" or "only", Deos means "God", and Gloria means "glory"; when translated from Latin to English. So, what you come up with is alone God glory? To God Alone Be the Glory.

The other four solas are:

Sola Fide - "By faith alone."

Sola Scriptura - "By Scripture alone."

Sola Gratia - "By Grace alone."

Solus Christus or Solo Christo - "Christ alone" or "through Christ alone."

I hope that that clarifies your question Jessika. Thanks for the comment.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Joshua said...

Lindsay, Katie, and Josh,
Thanks for the encouragement and the comments.

Katie,
Have you ever heard of Voddie Baucham before? There is this one message that he preached on a while back where he clearly explains and proves why the Bible is infallible and inerrant. He proves it! I only showed it, but he proves it and explains the concept of defending the Scriptures even further to where he equips Christians with the right tools to defend the infallibility of Scripture. It is pretty amazing and I highly recommend that you listen to it. If you go to Voddie Baucham Ministries, you scroll down to the bottom where the sermon audio is and click on "Why I choose to believe the Bible." It is a half an hour of great preaching on the defense of the infallibility of Scripture. I know that you will get a lot out of it. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Regan Family Farm said...

So glad you're feeling better, and I appreciated your paper. We too, enjoy Voddie Baucham...thanks for the suggestion.

Katie said...

Joshua,

I have heard of Voddie Baucham, but I've never heard any of his sermons. I'll have to go listen to that. There are a few of his books that I want to read as well, jut haven't got around to it yet. : )

Katie : )

Jess said...

thx!
jessika
(ive got my own blog now! :D)

DIZRUPTIVE said...

The Bible is in you. You are Indestructible if you apply the words of the Lord God Holy Trinity in your life as it is for all of you to bare the code and law of the Holy Lord that has given to you all is more than a book. If you find a book than thats all you will find...If you find yourself then the road of the Lord Jesus Christ will set eternal for you. Take that road and LIVE. My name is of Love and I AM INDESTRUCTIBLE.

Joshua said...

Disruptive,
I agree and disagree. For one, you will be indestructible if you apply the words of the Holy Scriptures. That is a halfway true statement. You will be better prepared to battle against the enemy's schemes, but you are not indestructible. Only God alone is indestructible.

I agree with you that it is more than a book, but it is still an amazingly powerful book. If we really have to get into the literal definition of a book, I really don't want to continue this conversation. God protects His Word continuously and He will continue to protect it throughout the end of the age. Have a wonderful day Disruptive.


In Christ Alone,
Joshua :)