The “Bible” now is Inspired” by God and revealed to all men and women.

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The “Bible” now is a collection of Old and New Testament books “Inspired” by God and revealed to all men and women. 

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

If we have as real Christians now have  accepted God’s offer of deliverance and forgiveness of our sins, though our savior and lord Jesus Christ  we next have been forgiven for all of our sins and also adopted as sons and daughters of God but now we also do  have a full and an abundant life by God’s Holy Spirit available to us. But that still  does not mean at all however  that we have gotten the full  wisdom and spiritual sensibility (discernment) as well. Besides spiritual gifts (e.g. the gift of prophecy, the word of wisdom, the word of understanding,  the word of knowledge, praying  languages and interpretation of these), we can personally hear the Voice of Jesus,

You can hear God’s voice everyday and all the time

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

and  one other thing also available to us is the written word – the Bible written up for us all too  under God’s supervision. The Bible is a check book, it verifies the  answers, guidance, leadings, even answers  for most of the important  questions that can come to our minds. There also in the Bible now you can find explanations of God’s plans, intentions, acts, spiritual rules and principles as well as further inspirations,. guidance for your  life etc. When tried by Satan (Mathew, chapter 4), Jesus always answered to his provocations by what the Scripture says

On the other hand, if we still do not fully know the Bible or Jesus, the Holy Spirit , we will remain as blind as before our conversion, easily fooled by anybody and by any false teaching that reaches our ears. People usually believe something contrary to the Bible because they still really do not know the Bible themselves, If we do not know the whole Bible, it could easily happen that we would also concentrate falsely even in ignorance  on a isolated  verses to develop our beliefs,  our faith .

Galatians 1: 1    Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2    And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: 3    Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4    Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5    To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6    I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7    Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9    As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  10    For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11    But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12    For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13    For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14    And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15    But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16    To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17    Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18    Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19    But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. 20    Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21    Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22    And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:  23    But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24    And they glorified God in me. Many people do still falsely, wrongfully  reject God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit  and their words to us..or they falsely pick and chose the parts they like still..

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26

18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. Deuteronomy 18:18-19

1“If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,  2and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him Deuteronomy 13:1-4

20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:20-22

  As the prophets received revelation the books were collected in a manuscript. The Bible is the most published book in the history of the world. The Bible makes the claim of being the inspired word of God, God’s message to humanity. Many people separate the Bible into parts, Jewish, Gentile or God , Jesus but the whole Bible is actually about Jesus Christ, the central theme, who is still fully God with his start in the old Testament even .The Entire Bible Really about Jesus Christ and not man, and is about  God’s promises  to redeem each person personally from their sinfully death.. The Old Testament is full of pictures –foreshadows– about Jesus. Jonah provides insight into our salvation and also what Jesus thought about during and after the punishment He paid for our sins. The seven days of Creation describes Jesus’ purpose for joining us on this earth. In fact the first three days foretell of his birth, death and resurrection. The stories of Ruth and Deborah detail the working of the Trinity for our salvation. The Bible is written in 3 languages.The Old Testament is written in two languages; Hebrew and Aramaic.The parts written in Aramaic are: Daniel 2:4-7:28, Ezra 4:48-6:18, 7:11-26, Jeremiah   10:11, Genesis 31:47 (2 words) The New Testament is written in Koine  Greek..The Bible was written over a period of  1500 hundred years. By more then 40 different authors, from every walk of life. On three different continents.The Old Testament was written by 29 different authors over a 1000 year period, including kings, prime ministers, priests and shepherds. The New Testament was written by 10 to 11 different authors over 45 year period of time, including a rabbi, tax collector, fisherman, physician and others. The Bible was written under “Inspiration” from the Holy Spirit.  The word inspire is derived from the Latin word “inspirer” meaning  “To breathe upon or into something”.  God revealed Himself through individuals to speak to a much larger audience.  In the same way some one would pick up a pen.  The pen would becomes the tool in the hand of the writer, the prophet is God’s pen in revelation. The main test to determine whether a New Testament book was part of the canon, was its authorship, was the author an apostle? This rule or canon is established in the test of the prophet to determine if the work was inspired. The word canon comes from the root word “reed” the reed was used as a measuring rod, and came to mean “standard”.  The Jewish canon consisted of the books that proved to be inspired by God and were attested to by the prophetic line. Manuscript is derived from the latin words  “manu scriptus” meaning “Man written” and  manuscripts are hand written as opposed to printed documents. Aramaic was the common language of the Middle-East from the 8th century  BC till the 4th century BC, after it was replaced by the Koine Greek following the conquest of Alexander the Great. Koine means common and was the common Greek language spoken from 4th century BC to the 6th century AD. 

Earlier Prophets are confirmed by later prophets Prophets would confirm the words of previous revelations, Joshua affirmed the words of Moses(Joshua 1:7), Isaiah affirmed David as a prophet and progenitor of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:7), Jeremiah the words of Samuel (Jeremiah 15:1), Daniel affirmed the words of Jeremiah (Daniel 9:2), Ezekiel and Jesus affirmed the words of Daniel, (Ezekiel 28:3, Matthew 24:15), Zechariah of previous prophets.

1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Nehemiah 8:1-2

Jesus also testified to the writings of the Hebrew prophets of the Old Testament  ..“From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah” With these words Jesus confirms his witness to the extent of the Old Testament canon.   Abel was the first martyr recorded in Scripture (Genesis 4:8) and Zechariah the last martyr to be named in the Hebrew Old Testament order. Zechariah was stoned while prophesying to the people “in the court of the house of the Lord (2 Chronicles 24:21). Genesis was the first book in the Hebrew canon and 2 Chronicles the last.  Jesus was basically saying “Genesis to Chronicles,” or according to our order Genesis to Malachi thereby confirming the divine authority and inspiration of the entire Hebrew canon.Since Christianity is based on the deity  of Jesus, the Old Testament Jesus used is the Old Testament his church now should should use. There is internal  evidence that reveal the Old Testament used by Jesus is composed of the same books used in the  Jewish Bible today, which excludes seven books known as the Apocrypha, and the Deuterocanonical books..

44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Luke 24:44-45.

Sadly too Many people or most they do still falsely reject God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit  and their words to us and will experience severe negative consequences as a result too

12 Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. 13 Therefore it happened, that just as He proclaimed and they would not hear, so they called out and I would not listen,” says the LORD of hosts.  Zechariah 7:12-13 (520-480 BC)

as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 2 Peter 3:15b,16

Yet for many years You had patience with them, And testified against them by Your Spirit in Your prophets. Yet they would not listen; Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Nehemiah 9:30

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Matthew 7:13    Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14    Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17    Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  18    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21    Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24    Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25    And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26    And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27    And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. ,

see also

https://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/examine-yourselves-whether-ye-be-in-the-faith/

https://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/the-need-to-hear-the-voice-of-jesus-himself/

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About thenonconformer
I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.

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