A simple reason why the bible has survived all these many years was addressed by Jesus himself. Jesus said it would “not pass away” (Matt. 24:35). “The word of the Lord abides forever” (1 Pet. 1:25). The Bible prophesied its own perpetuity. One of the best ways to prove the Bible wrong is to totally destroy it. No book has had more attempts made toward its destruction, yet there are more Bibles today than there are of any other book. It continues to survive and shine brighter. The reason for this is “It’s in God’s Book.”
Answers to Life’s Most Important Questions
Every man, woman, boy, and girl should want to know the purpose and meaning of life. ‘Where did I come from?,” “Why am I here?,” and “Where am I going?,” are all answered in the Bible. Other equally important questions are answered too, such as: “Whom Say You That I Am?” (Matt. 16:13-19). “What Is Truth?” (Jn 17:17). “What Shall I Do With Jesus Who Is Called Christ?” (Matt. 27:22). “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:38).
Prohibition To Changing The Bible
The bible is not for changing or rearranging its contents, but for obeying. There are not updates or upgrades to the bible. It is a finished product_signed, sealed. and delivered. Anyone who adds to it will be condemned and prevented entering into the kingdom of heaven (Gal 1:6-9f; Rev 22:18,19). We are commanded not to go beyond the things which are written (1 Cor 4:6). We are commanded to speak the oracles of God (1 Pet 4:11). The Word of God, by which we have the gospel, abides and endures forever (1 Pet 1:23-25). God changes not (Mal 3:6); Jesus changes not (Heb 13:8); and neither does His Word, for it is forever settled in heaven (Ps 119:89).
Then there are those who will say that we can do what the bible doesn’t prohibit. In other words, “It didn’t say not to” religions. To those consider these: In the table of the Ten Commandments, the Lord said regarding “graven images,” i.e., idol gods, “you shall not bow yourself down to them” (Ex 20:5). But what if some renegade Hebrew simply “stood” before an idol and prayed? Do you suppose that if he had done such, and made the defense, “He said, ‘don’t bow’; he didn’t say, ‘don’t stand’”? Do you suppose the Lord would have been impressed with such a depraved defense? In fact, the bible didn’t say not to for billions of things, such as:
- Why can’t we pray to Mary and the saints? The Bible doesn’t explicitly condemn it.
- Why can’t we observe communion on Saturday? The Bible doesn’t say not to.
- Why can’t we have Pepsi and pizza for communion? The Bible doesn’t forbid it.
- Why can’t we baptize babies? The New Testament doesn’t censure it.
- Why can’t we smoke marijuana or use any other illicit drug in worship? No text prohibits it.
The point is, if the bible had gone that route, the world could not have contained all the words of the scripture. What we are given is a Word which prohibits being added to or taken from. It is a Word which rejects edits or changes made to it. It is a Word which demands us to give a thus says the Lord for all we say and do (Col 3:17).
Conclusion: The Holy Bible has all the answers you so desperately need. However, a changed bible is a Devil’s bible, and a Devil’s bible profits you nothing in the hereafter. There is an urgency that you get the answers you need for eternal life and act upon them today (2 Cor 6:2). All who reject the gospel will be condemned on judgment day (Jn 12:48). Everything you need to know is in “The Unchanged Holy Word of God” (2 Tim 3:16,17). All you need to do is to obey it! (Jn 14:15 f; 1 Jn 5:3).