RR-March 29, 2016 Print This Post
II Peter 1:21 declares, “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.”
CHRISTIANITY is the religion of a book, the Holy Scripture, the Word of God. Upon the foundation of the Divine inspiration of the Bible stands or falls the entire edifice of Christian truth. The Bible has its origin in heaven is attested to by many features, one of which, as this message shows, is the unmistakable honesty of the writers.
Take, to begin with, the Old Testament. Had its historical parts been a forgery, or were they the production of uninspired men, their contents would have been very different.
For instance, all the books were written by descendants of Abraham, yet nowhere do we find the bravery of the Israelites extolled and never once are their victories regarded as the outcome of their courage or military genius; on the contrary, success is attributed to the presence of Jehovah, the God of Israel.
Furthermore, along with their victories, the men that have chronicled Israel’s history have faithfully recorded their defeats as well, and have attributed such defeats not to an inexorable fate, nor to bad military failures, but to the sins of the people and their wickedness against God. Such historians were not actuated by the common principles of human nature.