To say the Bible is God’s Word simply means that the Bible has God’s authority and life. Jesus and the writers of the New Testament understood this. “It is written,” appears over 90 times in the Scriptures, almost 70 in the New Testament. “That it might be fulfilled” appears 45 times in the New Testament, referring to Old Testament scriptures coming to pass as declared by God. Jesus believed in the authority of God’s Word when He confronted the devil in the wilderness and defeated him by quoting the Word. Jesus certainly understood that the Bible was God’s Word. “Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God?” (Mt. 22:31)
If the Bible is not God’s Word and does not have God’s authority, then none of His promises are yes and amen. There is no gospel to preach, no healing available, no promise of salvation, and no revelation of redemption.
When people declare that the Bible is not God’s Word, they are declaring their own apostasy. Jesus said that His words would not pass away. It is His Word that upholds all things, that is the incorruptible seed that brings forth the new creation, triumphs over darkness, heals the sick and it is the Truth that makes us free. The Bible is God’s authority. It is the sword of the Spirit.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (John 12:48)