The Bible claims to be the written Word of God.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Although God used the individual styles and personalities of human authors to accomplish the writing of His Word, He supernaturally inspired these men to communicate His truth without error (2 Peter 1:20-21).
The Bible authenticates these claims through its doctrinal consistency, historical accuracy, and supernatural quality as demonstrated through verifiable examples of predictive prophecy (for example: Isaiah 53).
We are only able to understand the message of God’s Word through the illuminating ministry of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10-13).
We are called to accurately handle the Word of truth through diligent study, allowing the Scriptures to speak to us by understanding them in their historical, grammatical, and literary context (2 Timothy 2:15).