The Greatest Secret In The World Today
The greatest secret in the world today is that "the Bible is the revealed Word and Will of God". But why is this such a secret?
When I say "Bible", I am referring to what was originally given by God to holy men and recorded. I am not referring to what your denomination may say about the Word of God, or what some Bible translators may have done to modify the original, God-breathed Word, but I am referring to the original revelation given by God to holy men.
The words “given by inspiration of God” are the one Greek word, theopneustos, which means “God breathed”. God is spirit; He does not breathe. This is the figure of speech condescensio, attributing human qualities to God. Figures of speech are used to draw attention to, or to emphasize. So when I say “the original God-breathed Word” you know where this phrase comes from.
While many people believe in "a god or gods", or "a higher power", they do not believe that the Bible is "the revealed Word and Will of God". They may believe that their god is revealed by nature, or by the Koran, or the Talmud, the stars, or some other method. Furthermore, many Christians do not take the Bible as the Word of God. They do not believe that it is God-breathed. Even some in pulpits may not believe in the miracles, or they may believe that the Bible contains errors because it was written by man.
But, the Word of God did not come by man:
Unless we go to the Word of God and let it speak, unless we treat it as God's revealed Word and Will, we limit the power of God in our lives because we do not hold the Word of God as truth.
The Bible is that Word of God that has been revealed to us.
To be sure, there are keys that help us understand how the Bible interprets itself, as no man can interpret the Bible:
Another translation for “private” is “one’s own”. So, if you and I cannot interpret the Bible, then there are two choices: either it cannot be understood (so what’s the point of having it written down?), or, God must provide the keys and signposts for allowing it to be understood.
Did you ever ask why there are so many Christian denominations? It is because man tries and does “to interpret” the Bible. While there are a number of important keys to understanding how the Bible interprets itself, the vast majority of verses can be understood simply by reading them.
This is clear. There are not many ways to God, just one, through His son Jesus Christ.
It is God’s Word, and only God’s Word, that is truth. There are not many “truths”. There are many “true facts” in life, such as H2O produces water, but there is only one truth.
So, where do we find this truth, this Word of God? In the Bible. If you are new to the Bible I encourage you to take a look. If you have been a reader of the Bible, I encourage you to refresh your appreciation that you are holding God’s revealed Word and Will in your hands.
As students of the scriptures, we need to learn and apply the keys to understanding the Bible, God’s Word.