How Can the Bible Be True?

I have asked “How can the Bible be true, after all, it was written by humans and humans are imperfect.”

In fact, people make mistakes all the time!

How can I be sure that mistakes weren’t made when men were writing down what God told them to write down? (No “dig” towards men intended.)

How do I know that they didn’t add a little something in Esther…

Or

Decide not to write down something God told them to include over in Matthew?

I can tell you first hand, how God answered “How can the Bible be true” question for me…

As I know for a fact nothing was added to or left out of the Bible!!!

How I could possibly know this?

This is how…

God told me to write down what turned out to be the Integrity and Honor program (I & H).

The foundation of the I & H program includes 42 Masks (behaviors) that all human beings wear or have worn at one time or another (except for Jesus, He never wore any masks).

If you would like to learn more about the Masks look under the Integrity and Honor tab.

One day, I decided to add Selfishness to the Masks.

I heard God say “No, don’t add it.”

For those of you who know me, you know that I immediately…

Didn’t listen to God and added it. (I’ve gotten better with listening now, honest!)

I initially told myself I must have heard God “wrong” expecially since it fit in so well with the other Masks!

Look how cute it is:

It would totally fit in with the other Masks!

So, my ever-patient, graceful Father told me again “No”.

I didn’t directly disobey, I chose to… argue instead.

“But Daddyaaaa! People ARE selfish and the shellfish is such a cool play on the word selfishaaa!”

Then, I added the Mask of Selfishness to homework sheets, the flashcards, absolutely SURE that God would eventually allow me to keep it…after all, it was so cute!

In the weeks following me wearing Mask of Entitlement nonstop…

I felt God “nudging” me to take it out of the program.

God wasn’t raining down lightening bolts on me or torturing me….

But….

I had no peace, felt no joy, and even worse…

I stopped being able to hear my Father.

It was horrible! I knew I had only to obey and everything would return to me, my job, my peace and my Father.

Thought after thought came; “take it out” it was like a mantra on repeat inside my mind!

I was absolutely miserable!

I couldn’t concentrate, I felt anxious, like I always needed to be moving.

I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t shut off my mind or stop that incessant mantra from playing over and over!

So I listened!

I removed the Mask of Selfishness from every part of God’s program. (And the only reason I have a copy of it now is to remind me of what I went through if I ever decide to try to add something God tells me not to.)

Once I did, my Father, who definitely did not owe me an explanation…

In His goodness and mercy, told me “The Mask of Entitlement (one of the God approved Masks) covers selfishness, whereas selfishness is not “broad” enough to encompass entitlement.”

“Oh!!!!!!!! Yeah, that makes sense. I can see that. Huh, ok.”

I just would like to say…again, how patient, forgiving and merciful my Father is, especially since He didn’t reign down fireballs on my disobedient, disrespectful, argumentative self.

All of this to say…

If God would ensure that I did not put anything into a counseling program He created, I can absolutely be sure He did not allow anyone to put in or take out what He wanted in His word.

The Integrity and Honor program is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but the Bible… that’s on a whole other level…

One that God would not allow anyone to mess with, or change in any way.

And that ladies and gentlemen…is how I know the Bible is 100% true and factual!

If you would like to read another God post, click the link below:

https://personofhonor.com/god-post/god-owes-me/

Person of Honor

Hi! I'm Raynee. I am a Christian, a licensed professional counselor, a wife to a husband I do not deserve-cause he's so wonderful, a mother of two amazing adult children I couldn't be more proud of, and a grandmother AKA Mimi of seven absolutely adorable grandbabies. I am also an Optivia coach, a writer, a speaker, and most importantly (second to being a Christian that is) I am a woman of integrity and honor.

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