"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
(Revelation 22:18, 19 KJV)
The Bible is a Book by writers who were inspired by Our Awesome God through the Holy Spirit. These, at least 40, writers wrote at different times in history, some never reading what was written before but all agreeing with each other as to an event. They were united in what they wrote, but some saw the event from a different perspective or heard about things others didn't, people, places, things, and about God. The Bible was written over 1600 years, or more, with all writers agreeing but each adding what they saw as important. The Old Testament writers usually wrote in less detail but not always.
The Old Testament’s first five books, the Pentateuch, were already considered authoritative Scripture, at least, by the time of Ezra in the fifth century B.C. The other books were recognized as part of the Old Testament at later times. The Old Testament is the written declaration of the covenant Our Awesome God made with the patriarchs and their descendants. The new covenant concept originated with the prophet Jeremiah when he wrote about the glorious future for Israel of which the prophets often spoke. He said that God would “make a new covenant with the house of Israel". Jesus of Nazareth, the long-awaited Messiah, made that new covenant with God's people.
The books of the New Testament provide the written declaration of the new covenant and the fulfillment of the promises made throughout the Old Testament books.
The Holy Bible's record of history is accurate and contains some eye witness reports. The scrolls left out were ones that were inaccurate or events were wrong. Almost daily we hear of another archeological find that proves that the Bible is accurate. Some of these findings are written, some are pottery, some are weapons, and some just verify that this was present at the time of that. The Bible has already told us this, but often it was not believed. The Jews had a way of making sure nothing was added or left out of what is now our Bible. The Bible was preserved as it was originally written by counting the number of symbols written.
The human writers wrote in our Bible exactly what Our Awesome God told them or let them see about Himself and what He has done and will do. This is how we know about God. God recorded history for us in our Bible! Read it daily and study it! Join us at LWBC and help us learn more, every Sunday at 9:30 AM.
Flo & Bill