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Series:How Do We Know for Sure That the Bible Is God's Word?
Today we are going to begin a brand new series. It will be a brief series about 5 or 6 lessons. This series is entitled "How Do We Know For Sure That The Bible Is God's Word." I know most of you believe the Bible is God's Word, but I am not sure that all of us know why we believe the Bible is God's Word. How do we know for sure that the Bible is God's Word? There is a doctrine that we hold dear here in this church and most conservative Bible believers hold dear called the Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy or Infallibility. Meaning that every word of the Bible is true and accurate. Now properly understood, this means that this is a teaching that the Bible contains no errors applied to the Bible's original documents. The original writings of the Bible came directly from God through human authors. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic. Hebrew of course, is an ancient language that has been revived today and is spoken in Israel. Aramaic is also an ancient language and is sort of a combination of Arabic and Hebrew that is still spoken in many of the lands in the Middle East today and was spoken in Jesus' time. If you saw the movie the Passion of the Christ, the words of Jesus, the words of a few of the characters in that movie were in Aramaic, because it was a commonly spoken language in Jesus time. The Romans in the movie spoke in Latin. And the Hebrews in the movie spoke in Aramaic.
The universal language during the time of Jesus was Greek so the New Testament was penned in Greek. And everyone in the world, the educated world, at the time of Christ's life was Greek. They understood the language of Greek. So when the authors of the New Testament wrote down the gospels and the epistles of the New Testament they wrote them in the language of Greek.
Now in God's province, we ...
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