I find the most compelling argument for the Bible being the Word of God is the Unique Revelation of Jesus Christ. He is by far, the greatest man that ever walked the face of the earth. Essentially every aspect of human life has been changed in some way, because of the life & teachings of Jesus.
As a follower of Christ it is not merely what He taught, but who the person of Jesus Christ claimed to be and what he practiced while He was here on earth that convinces me of who He is. Dr Towns explains it this way on page 2; “ Jesus Christ affirmed his deity by applying to Himself the statement of Jehovah, ‘I am’”. Jesus was equating Himself with God. Additionally, as a man, He was the carbon copy of God in His attributes. In Matthew & John, Jesus proclaimed to be all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful. Jesus made statements establishing Himself as indistinguishable from God. But the most sovereign declaration Jesus made was about forgiving sins, which is found in Luke 5. It is the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man, starting in verse 20 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’ 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, ‘Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, ‘Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 24 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’” God and God alone can forgive sins.
No one ever communicated like Jesus, accomplished the things that he did or professed the things that he professed about Himself. Dr. Towns couldn’t have stated it better, “The all-encompassing characteristics of Jesus Christ point to the uniqueness of His revelation, which in turn points to the Bible as being the Word of God” Page 3. In my mind, there is no greater proof....
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