What is the Word of God?

The Word of God is the very manifestation of eternal God.

Jesus Christ Himself is the Word. The Word of God, therefore, is the very manifestation of Jesus Christ as eternal God. (John 1:1, 14; cf., 1 John 1:1, 2)

How was the Word of God given to us?

The Word of God was initially given to us by eternal God in verbal, illustrative, and written forms as a manifestation of His essence. The Word of God was directly given to the Old Testament Prophets and New Testament Apostles either by direct revelation from God, through angelic messengers, or through indirect methods of revelation such as visions, voices, or dreams. The Word of God was extracted from its original verbal, illustrative, and written forms and transcribed [converted to written form], authenticated [declared genuine], canonized [declared sacred], and preserved exclusively in written form by select individuals under inspiration by God the Holy Spirit. The written Word of God was subsequently extracted from its original manuscripts, re-organized, consolidated, and translated into many different languages. The written Word of God has been handed down to us today as an organized collection of texts bounded into a textbook called the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is comprised of two sections: the Hebrew Canon [Old Testament] and the Greek Canon [New Testament]. The Hebrew Canon consists of 39 books while the Greek Canon consists of 27 books. (John 16:12-13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Where is the written Word of God found?

The written Word of God is found only in the Holy Bible. (Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelation 22:18-19)

Why was the written Word of God given to us?

The written Word of God was given to us so that we may know Jesus Christ. The written Word of God reveals Jesus Christ as the Word. The written Word of God was given to us for the purpose of assimilation into our soul. It was God's purpose in eternity past, therefore, that Jesus Christ indwells our soul. (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Romans 8:9)

Is the Holy Bible the complete and inspired Word of God?

The Holy Bible is the complete Word of God in the sense that it contains everything that God wants us to know about Him but not necessarily everything that He is or every detail about Him. The Holy Bible is the re-organized and consolidated form of the original manuscripts, which is inerrant and divinely inspired only in the original autograph. In general, everything that God wants us to know about Him can be found in the 66 books of the Holy Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Who or what is the Holy Bible about?

The Holy Bible is the complete revelation of God. The Holy Bible, as the written Word of God, is the complete revelation of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible, in its entirety, is an autobiography about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the central theme running through all 66 books of the Holy Bible. (Hebrew 12:2a)

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