Summary: Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? If we find it penned down in His Word we can trust and belie
2 Peter 1:19-21 #1 PROPHECEY 5-21-11
Because of all the prophecies that have been fulfilled exactly as they were fore-told strengthens our faith, we that believe the Bible and have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior are convinced that the remaining prophecies will be fulfilled when their due time comes.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
If we find it penned down in His Word we can trust and believe it.
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2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The skeptics might say some thing like; “how can the bible be completely without error when it was penned by imperfect man?” And that would certainly be true if we were talking about any other subject, but Gods Word is not like any other subject.
I’m sure that every man that God used to pen down His Word made many mistakes in their lives.
The apostle Peter who pinned down our text verses certain was not a perfect man, he even denied knowing the Lord three times, he was the most out spoken and high tempered of all the disciples that we read about, there’s no doubt that he did and said things from time to time that was unbecoming of a believer, Peter didn’t claim to be perfect, but when it was all said and done Peter was and is certainly a pillar of our faith, I have read about the deaths of all the Apostles, and it was said of Peter that he requested to be crucified upside down, that he wasn’t worthy to be crucified as the Lord Jesus was.
John 21:18-19 Verily, verily, I say unto thee,( PETER) When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God.
Peter as all the writers of the Bible penned down what the Holy Spirit directed them too, so our KJ Bible are the words that God gave them to write down.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Do I believe that? -With all my heart.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Not in just any religious writing, but as the scripture hath said, past tense, there’s not going to be any more.
There are many religious writings in the world but none like The Holy Bible, our Bible; “Gods Word” is without error, most of us have heard of Jeanne Dixon, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, their really false prophets, Gods prophets are always 100 % correct.
All other so-called “holy books” are 100 % wrong. Because of the complete accuracy of the prophecies of the Holy Bible the only sensible conclusion we can come to is that truly this is the Word of God for the English speaking people.
Gods Word is made up of 66 books, there are no lost books, God has given us what He wants us to have, there was over 40 different writers over a period of about 1600 years, these men lived at different times, in different locations, most never knew the other personally and yet they all tell of the same truths, none contradicts the others, and the reason is --
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The Bible tells us in Gen. that God created man, that man disobeyed God, it tells us in Rom.5: that because of Adams disobedience all mankind are sinners, we have inherited this terrible blood disease called sin, it also tells us in Rom.5: that Christ Jesus has made away for all mankind to be redeemed, ”bought back”, but man has a choice, God don’t force any one to be saved and most are not going to be, most will die in their damning sin of unbelief, they might have some kind of religion, religion sends people to hell, all that believe in other religious books are condemned already if they don’t become believers in the Lord Jesus.