We Can Be Sure about God’s Word
Case 1: God's Word - The Bible
How can we know that the Bible really is the true Word of God?
The Spirit of God helps us know that the Bible is true and that it is God's Word. 1 Corinthians 2:12 – Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
This Truth Makes
When the Bible speaks of knowing in 1 Corinthians 2:12, it speaks of the idea of a personal knowledge. That kind of knowledge is more than just knowing some facts about something. It means having a personal confidence that what you know is so. Do you know if what you know is really so?
The Bible also says that the Spirit of God is not the same as the spirit of the world. We do not need to receive that spirit of the world because we are born with it! The spirit of the world spoken of in this verse refers to the rebellious attitude of disobedience that rules in the world today. Without Christ, all of us are held captive by this attitude of disobedience.
Ephesians 2:2 – In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.