The Bible is precious and important to me because it shows me what is real and what is right and what is rewarding for my life!
I am confident I can trust my life and my eternity on the truths of the Bible because I believe it is absolutely reliable!
Here are some reasons you can rely on the truth of His Word:
It's Foundation - Divine inspiration
It's Formation - 66 Books and 40 writers
It's Facts - True science supports Scripture, as do archaeology and prophecy
It's Force - Transforming power of the Holy Spirit
The Bible literally is the Word of God! He spoke His truths into the minds of the prophets and apostles through His Holy Spirit. That is what the term "inspiration" means - "God breathed". God's Spirit spoke God's thoughts, ideas and will into their thoughts.
I'm sure you have had moments when you were meditating or praying and suddenly a thought pops into your mind. Or, maybe you were reading a familiar Scripture in the Bible when suddenly you received a fresh insight. Those are examples of inspiration.
Any notion that the Bible was written by men and reflects the ideas or thoughts of man is either terribly misinformed or totally foolish.
Their are many gifted writers and authors in our nation who enrich us or entertain us with their books, but none of them compare with the beauty and majesty of the sacred Scriptures breathed into our spirits by the Holy Spirit!
Your life will be enriched and your spirit expanded as you commit yourself to the reading of the New Testament over the next 40 days! When it is over you will know God better and know yourself better as well!
Such is the power of Divine inspiration!