How Do You Know?

How do you know which books are part of the inspired word of God?


3 thoughts on “How Do You Know?

  1. Hi. What do you mean by this question? I’m intrigued by the question, but don’t want to assume I know what you were driving at.


    • What I mean is, what is it about the books of the Bible that makes you believe they are the inspired Word of God? Why do you believe the Bible is legit?

  2. Oh, OK. Thanks for clarifying that.

    I think that part of it has to do with the fact that these books continue to speak very powerfully into people’s lives even after all the time that has elapsed. People are still able to find Truth in them, and I think that’s a testament (no pun intended) to their inspiration. So, I guess it’s partly a question of canonicity. Other contemporarily penned books (ex. Gospel of Mary Magdelene, Gospel of Thomas) were not included because they failed to meet that standard of speaking powerfully to people. They might be interesting, and they may even contain God-inspired elements (I’m not claiming they do – I’m just saying they might), but not with the same force as the Canonical Gospels, the Hebrew Scriptures or the various epistles.

    That’s my stab at it.

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