Can we trust the Bible? Though Christians throughout the ages have
trusted the Bible, thinking of it as being God’s perfect and inerrant
word, many people in our day have tended to think of the Bible as
having a few errors, since it is the product of human authors.
Clearly, John 10:34-36 lets us know that Jesus himself thought of the
Bible as being perfect and without any errors whatsoever.
Here he rests his argument on a single word in Psalm 82. It is clear
that he regards this single word to be authoritative, for if it was
possible for this word to be in error, his entire argument would fall
apart. If his approach to Scripture is valid, what is true of a
single word in a Psalm must also be true of the whole of Scripture.
If that were not enough, he also says clearly that “Scripture cannot
be broken.” That is to say, it cannot be “broken apart”; no fault can
be found in its pages. Every single word of it must be accepted as
coming from the mouth of God (2 Tim 3:16-17). Throughout the gospels,
we see that Jesus himself always holds a high view of Scripture (Matt
4:1-11; 5:17-18; 26:53-54; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 4:18-19; 20: 27-40;
When look at what the Bible has to say about itself, we can see that
it claims to be authoritative and inerrant. Every word in it comes
from the mouth of God, though it was written by the hands of men.
These men were prepared for their job and superintended by the as they wrote. Everything that the Bible states as being true
should be believed and affirmed as true. All that God commands in its
pages should be obeyed. It is without error in all that it teaches.
Those who reject even a part of the teaching of the Bible do so at
their own peril. When they do so, they leave behind the solid ground
of truth and plunge themselves into a sea of uncertainties.