lol, you reversed what I said on me, but you didn't really, because it is something to ask ourselves. If God couldn't preserve His word through man before Christ, (You are correct) why should we trust it after Christ? That is a true statemnet and I agree, but you are only looking at questioning the preservation of GOD'S WORD shortly after Christ! I take it even futher than you. I take it to date! This is the issue I am trying to address!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now it is my contention that Man is not stronger than GOD. It is my contention that man's ability to lose, burn, destroy or hide God's word is not stronger than GOD'S power to preserve His word starting from day one. It is my contention that GOD ALMIGHTY will not give one message that He says is established forever in heaven then completely give another contradicting message claiming that to be HIS WORD! This is spiritually logical to me and makes sense. btw, interesting website link you sent Thanks.
Actually in this thread I am not questioning the preservation of God's Word shortly after Christ. Had you read the link concerning the lost books of the Old Testament, you would know this. Jesus (pbuh) doesn't even enter the picture, really. If it is your contention that man's ability to lose, burn, destroy or hide God's Word is not stronger than God's power to preserve it, then what do we make of the lost books that are referenced in the Bible (Old Testament)? Feel free to read that link and respond. Or I'll just copy the list here:
The Book of Jasher (whose title fully translated means the Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just) is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. From the context in the Book of Samuel it is implied that it was a collection of poetry. Several books have claimed to be this lost text, but are widely discounted as pseudepigrapha.
The Book of the Wars of the Lord. Referenced at Numbers 21:14.
A "Book of Songs" is referenced at 1 Kings 8:12-13 (Septuagint).
The Chronicles of the Kings of israel (lost/missing) and Chronicles of the Kings of Judah ("2 Chronicles" in the Christian Old Testament or "Divrei Hayamim II" in the Hebrew Tanakh) are mentioned in the Books of Kings (1 Kings 14:19, 14:29). They are said to tell of events during the reigns of Kings Jeroboam of israel and Rehoboam of Judah, respectively. The Chronicles of the Kings of israel is again mentioned in 1 Kings 16:20 regarding King Zimri, and many other times throughout 1 and 2 Kings.
"The Book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the Seer" (also called Story of the Prophet Iddo or The Annuals of the Prophet Iddo) is mentioned in the book of 2nd Chronicles. (II Chr 9:29, 12:15, 13:22). Iddo was a seer who lived during the reigns of Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijah. His deeds were recorded in this book, which has been completely lost to history, save for its title. However, it is interesting to note that Zechariah was the son of Iddo (Ezra 5:1, Zechariah 1:1)
The Manner of the Kingdom
Referenced at 1Samuel 10:25.
The Acts of Solomon
Referenced at 1Kings 11:41.
The Annals of King David
Referenced at 1Chronicles 27:24.
The Book of Samuel the Seer Also called Samuel the Seer or The Acts of Samuel the Seer, which could be the same as 1 & 2 Samuel .
Referenced at 1Chronicles 29:29.
The Book of Nathan the Prophet Also called Nathan the Prophet or The Acts of Nathan the Prophet or History of Nathan the Prophet
Referenced at 1Chronicles 29:29, and also 2Chronicles 9:29.
The Book of Gad the Seer
Referenced at 1Chronicles 29:29.
The Prophecy of Ahijah, might be a reference to 1 Kings 14:2-18.
Referenced at 2Chronicles 9:29.
The Book of the Kings of Judah and israel
Referenced in 2Chronicles 16:11, 2Chronicles 27:7 and 2Chronicles 32:32. Might be the same as 1 & 2 Kings.
The Book of Jehu, Could be a reference to 1 Kings 16:1-7.
Referenced at 2Chronicles 20:34.
The Story of the Book of Kings
Referenced at 2Chronicles 24:27.
The Acts of Uziah Also called The Book by the prophet Isaiah. Perhaps the same as the Book of Isaiah
Referenced at 2Chronicles 26:22.
The Vision of Isaiah
Referenced at 2Chronicles 32:32.
The Acts of the Kings of israel Also called The Acts and Prayers of Manasseh. May be identical to The Book of the Kings of israel, above.
Referenced at 2Chronicles 33:18.
The Sayings of the Seers
Referenced at 2Chronicles 33:19.
The Laments for Josiah Also called Lamentations. This event is recorded in the existing Book of Lamentations.
Referenced at 2Chronicles 35:25.
The Chronicles of King Ahasuerus Perhaps the same as 1 & 2 Chronicles.
Referenced at Esther 2:23, Esther 6:1, Esther 10:2, and Nehemiah 12:23.
This one can be hard to read because these are no spaces in between the lines. If you want a proper read, go read the link. My question is: What is the deal with these books?
PS: Does established in Heaven also mean that it is established on earth?