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Why is it important for God to preserve His Word? June 28, 2006

Posted by mjtilley in Uncategorized.
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First of all, allow me to admit that I am no historian (Biblical or Secular). Since this is true, most of the historical information in this study is compiled from the labor of others. None of the information is new (Ecclesiastes 1:9); it is readily available for all those who would take the time to research the subject.

Having said that, let’s take a few simple things into consideration as we look at this particular subject. First, we must come to the understanding that God has promised to preserve His Word.

  • Psalm 12:6-7: “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.”
  • 1 Peter 1:23-25: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

Obviously, there are multitudes of additional verses that would reiterate this point, but those will be left for you to uncover in your private study.

The fact that God has gone to such lengths to preserve His Holy Word begs the question, “Why?” Why is it important for God to preserve His Word?

At least part of the answer can be seen in the aforementioned verses in 1 Peter; man needs salvation. It is through the infallible Word that man learns of his sin as well as God’s remedy for sin. The Bible declares that ‘faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ Simply put, without God’s preserved Word, man would be doomed. Beyond salvation, man needs to know what God expects of those who are truly born again, or how we should live in this world.

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