Db Forum I-Theo104

Topics: God, Critical thinking, Religious text Pages: 1 (308 words) Published: April 9, 2013
Many ask, “Is the Bible the Word of God?” Dr. Elmer Towns compiled 10 arguments that the Bible is in fact the Word of God. Choosing one of these 10 persuading arguments was a daunting task as they are all equally convincing in my eyes. The extraordinary claims that the Bible is from God intrigued me the most. God had a unique message to convey to His people. This message had to be delivered in a manner that maintained the credibility of what He had to say. If we wanted to convey a message of such importance, we would want to give the message ourselves to make sure the information remained truthful so others would believe and have faith in it, right? God too wanted his message to remain reliable. Towns stated, “Therefore, God gives the message and the human messengers tell everyone the message came from God” (p.4). “Over 3,000 times in Scripture the authors claim their message is from God” (Towns, p.4). Think about authors of any other work of literature. They always claim what they have written. If the human messengers of the Bible are conveying their own message or one of someone else and not the one from God, why would they not take the credit? Why say the Word being written is from God? As argued by Towns, “…when we find such phrases as ‘the word of the LORD came to me’ or ‘the mouth of the LORD has spoken…’ it is not unusual that God is claiming authorship of the Bible” (p.4). God wanted to make sure that no man could mistake the source of the Bible. So, arguing that the Bible is in fact the Word of God because it is from Him, we must fully accept and believe the message God has written for us.
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