One of the most important foundations of our faith in Yeshua is that the Bible doesn’t just contain truth, but that it is truth, or as Paul said, “Let G-D be true and let every man be a liar.” (Romans 3:4)
This is a partial list of significant Biblical events that must be believed as true and accurate:
The seven days of creation
The description of the forming of the first man and woman
The story of Noah and the flood
G-D’s calling of Abraham and the promised inheritance
The rescue of Lot from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
How G-D used Joseph’s dream interpretation to save the world from famine
The miraculous meeting of G-D and Moses at the burning bush
The Ten Plagues performed and the parting of the Red Sea to deliver Israelites from Egypt
The Covenant that was entered into at Sinai
The parting the Jordan and the walls of Jericho falling down at the sound of the shofars
David’s victory over Goliath
Solomon’s Temple being filled with the cloud of G-D’s glory
The messages given through the prophets
The virgin birth
The resurrection of Yeshua
The outpouring of the Ruach (Spirit) on Shavuot
We must believe that each and every one of these events happened just as the Bible tells us.
These events are more than just fables or parables; they are true down to the last minute detail. To not accept them as true is not only to call G-D a liar, but it also makes it fundamentally impossible to believe in the ultimate redemption brought about by Yeshua’s sacrifice. You may ask why.
It is because each and every one of these events sets the foundation and prophetic witness of Yeshua’s Messiahship and our future promises yet to be fulfilled.
Without the supernatural creation being true, we cannot have faith for a supernatural re-creation.
Without Noah following G-D instructions about how to be saved, we would not be able to trust in G-D’s promised salvation.
Without Abraham’s fulfilled promise of a place prepared, we would not be able to trust for our promise of a place prepared.
Without G-D’s bringing Lot out before the wrath fell, we would not be able to trust in his bringing us out before the coming wrath falls.
Without Joseph’s instructions about surviving tribulation, we would not be able to trust in G-D instructions for our survival of tribulation.
Without Moses’ calling at the burning bush, we would not be able to trust G-D’s calling in our lives.
Without the miracles of the plagues and parting of the Red Sea, we would not be able to trust and expect G-D to be miraculous in our lives.
Without the Covenant of Sinai, we would not be able to understand the New Covenant.
I could go on, but by now you should have a clear understanding that if we as people who proclaim faith in the G-D of the Bible and place our hope in Yeshua do not actually believe the Bible is true and accurate, then we can have no foundation for actually believing that G-D will provide and fulfill those promises yet to be fulfilled in our lives.
We see that from the very first word of the Bible, until the very last word of the Bible, each and every word has to be true, or else we have no reason to believe any of them. The bottom line is that when it comes to the Word of G-D, either it is or it isn’t.