The Bible Stands

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John 10:35 …the scripture cannot be broken…

The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:14 that whatever GOD does lasts forever. When the Word of God was given and completed, it could never be broken. The word broken refers to being loose, melted, destroyed or put off. Godʼs Word retained its integrity throughout time and throughout the years. Yet, there stands a far more personal and important application: no matter the opinions and actions of men, the scripture cannot be broken. It stands fast, and it stands unhindered, unchanged and unpolluted because it is upheld by the Almighty God of the Universe. Its content will not change, its words will not change, because the Lord does not change (Malachi 3:6.) The Bible stands in the midst of the fiercest contest, and the most formidable challenge.

The Bible stands despite Manʼs opposition. The Jews were opposed to the Lord Jesus when He said, “I and my Father are one. (John 10: 30)” The Word of God will often bring division. The Word of God divides the truth from error; the one seeking the truth will be drawn to it, and the other who rejects the truth will be repelled by it. Throughout the centuries, institutions such as the Roman Catholic Church have sought to keep the Bible from the layman and impose unscriptural laws to bind man to themselves, but the Bible stood through brave man such as John Wycliffe and William Tyndale who, for the love of the Word of God, gave their lives. Those who burned William Tyndale at the stake are today themselves in the flames of hell, but the Word of God still stands.

There is yet a different form of opposition, one which is more subtle and sinister. The opposition of half-truths, like the devilʼs question in Genesis 3:1. The devil knows that many will give their lives to defend the Bible as a whole, but because many will not read or study the Scriptures, there will be opposition to the word through untruths and half-truths. “We are all the same, we all lead people to heaven” says one; “ God helps those who help themselves” says another. Are these from the Bible? These statements are not found in the Word of God and it prejudices our minds against the word of the Lord. Yet, the Bible cannot be broken despite what we think or manʼs opinions.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,…
2 Peter 2:1

There may be a wealth of heresies, and cults, including the Jehovah witnesses, the Mormons, the seventh day Adventist and many others, yet the Bible cannot be broken. It stands sure and it stands strong.

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Lord, thank You for your word, that cannot be broken. Your word assures me of salvation from sin, of a place in Heaven, and of deliverance from hell and victory in this life. Because it is from Your lips, I know Thy Word is true. I will be true to your Word, Lord, and help Ambassador to be true to your Word, too!

Evangelist-Pastor Johnny Tan
Ambassador Baptist Church

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