|Title||The Bible is NOT the Word of God!?|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Access Date||Feb 20, 2012|
|Last Update Date||Oct 11, 2007|
|Keywords||Bible not Word of God, Word of God|
Let me start by saying that I do believe that the Bible is true, divinely inspired, and authoritative. However, I would like to examine the phrase “Word of God” in order to understand its biblical definition. To my knowledge, the Bible never calls itself “the Word of God.” Instead, the terms, “it is written,” “Scripture,” and “the law and prophets” are used. Nevertheless, the Scriptures certainly do contain much of what God has said (i.e. God’s words). Also, the “Word of God” is used many times (especially in the Old Testament) as a message from God (i.e. prophetic word for a king or nation). The Psalmist sees “the word” as a synonym for a law, statute, command, or precept of God. This usage of “word of God” as “God’s command” is present in the New Testament as well (Mark 7:13; John 10:35). Even so, as I have looked at the various places that “the word” is used in the New Testament, I have become increasingly aware of its meaning as the Gospel of the Kingdom.
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