How important is it to believe the WHOLE of the Bible as being in its entirety the infallible Word of God, not just as some erroneously believe "containing the Word of God"?
Some question the first five books of the Bible, particularly the Genesis account of creation. I find it deeply concerning when I hear even fellow Christian preachers and leaders entertaining and preaching ideas such as it is unimportant to believe in a literal six-day creation. Other than the fact that God could have done it in six seconds but chose rather to do it in six days to give us a pattern to live by, of six days, labour and one-day rest. The most obvious concern is the effect believing anything other than the testimony of God through Moses (who wrote the first five books of the Bible through the revelation of the Holy Spirit as he was moved by God) creates in the area of faith in or for anything else the Bible declares or promises. It leaves the reader in somewhat of a crisis of believing whether or not God really means what He says! Whether it be concerning moral absolutes, healing, provision, deliverance, even salvation and forgiveness...how do we know He meant what He said, if the testimony of such fundamental Scripture is to be questioned? I hear the voice of the serpent in some preaching today "did God "really" say?" "Did He "really" mean what He said?" In the words of Jesus..." If you believed Moses, you would believe ME... but if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" (John 5:46-47). Let us have no doubt..."ALL scripture is Given by Inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work!" (2 Timothy 3:16-17). "No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1: 20-21).
Believing He created in six literal days by the power of His spoken word releases us into a life of faith, stability, integrity, and confidence. God means what He says and says what He means...He is dependable, and we can believe Him to fulfil His every promise, and stand secure in what He has done for us in Christ with unquestioning confidence. Such truth is the very fountainhead of faith and miracles.