I believe the Bible to be the written word of God because it is the only document in the world that completely explains every aspect of life without any contradiction within itself, or with anything in the world in which we live.
God chose to present his book to us through forty different men, breathed-out over a period of fifteen centuries, so that its cohesiveness could be explained only by divine authorship.
In this book, God told us of things that happened prior to the writing of the book, things that have consistently been validated by archeology and scientific testing. He also told us of things that would happen after the writing of his book, things that are also consistently validated by the witness of history.
Throughout the pages of this book are so many examples of prophecy proclaimed, and later fulfilled, that the intricacies and complexities of the descriptions leave no doubt that the same person spoke to the prophets as commanded the prophecies into their fulfillment.
In the present time alone, so many things are taking place as described in this book that was completed over nineteen centuries ago, that we not only see the foreknowledge of the author in seeing what would happen in the coming time, but the unarguable evidence of his ability to carry on to completion the good work he started in his church.
Because of this book’s perfection of thought, and its description of life in complete conformity to all we witness in the world around us, and its revelation of a Savior who “is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25), the only fitting response to such a book is to “draw near to God through him,” meaning, to draw near to the God who wrote the book through faith in his Son, our Lord Jesus the Christ.
© 2015 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~ email@example.com
Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)