What is the Word of God?
The Word of God is the special revelation of eternal God.
How was the Word of God given to us?
The Word of God was initially given to us by eternal God in verbal, visual, and written forms. The Word of God was directly given to the Old Testament Prophets and New Testament Apostles either by direct revelation from God or from an angelic messenger or by indirect revelation through a dream, voice, or vision. The Word of God was taken from its original verbal, visual, and written forms and expressed entirely in written form comprising the original autographs, which were subsequently authenticated [declared genuine] and canonized [declared sacred] by select individuals under the guidance of God the Holy Spirit. The written Word of God was subsequently extracted from its original autographs [original manuscripts], re-organized, consolidated, and translated into many different languages. The written Word of God, also known as the Holy Scriptures, 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. (2 Peter 1:20-21; John 16:12-13)
Where is the written Word of God found?
Why was the written Word of God given to us?
The written Word of God was given to us so that we may know God. The written Word of God reveals the Triune God—Father, Son [Jesus Christ as the living Word of God], and Holy Spirit. The written Word of God was given to us for the purpose of assimilation into our soul. (John 20:31; 1 John 5:20)
Is the Holy Bible the complete Word of God?
The Holy Bible is the complete written 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. 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 about God. The Holy Bible, in its entirety, is an autobiography of the Triune God and the totality of His grand creation. (Romans 11:36)