What about you? Are you with us on that, or not?
The Apostles Peter and John participated in Jesus’ earthly ministry. They were there when he fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies. They were there when he walked on water, and when he fed the five thousand. They were there when he was crucified and they were there when he was raised from the dead. They knew from their own experience that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is the word of God. They are pretty credible witnesses. Look at what they said:
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
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: Knowing this first, than no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.” 2 Peter 1:16-21
“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.” 1 John 5:9-10
The Apostle Paul was an expert on the Holy Scriptures. He stopped persecuting Christians and became one himself after his encounter with the risen Lord. He knew from experience that the Bible is the word of God. This is what he said about the Bible:
The Bible is not any man’s opinion, or philosophy. It is God’s testimony about his Son, Jesus Christ. It’s all true. It is essential information and you need it to live. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4