We all believe that the Word of God has been preserved. However all must admit that no original manuscripts have survived. But supposed they did. How could you proved they were original. In Washington we are told that the original Constitution of the US is on display. But how can you prove it? How do we know that it is not a 1812 reprint. Next issue - Yes Gods word is preserved- but how literally do we take that. As mentioned above we do not have the autograph. Now does preserved mean word-for word ? That would virtually be impossible with translations from one language to another - and possibly to a third or fourth language. Or does preservation simply mean (to use a broad term) the general meaning. Matt 24:35 says "...But my words shall not pass away" First, why does Matthew say "words" instead of "word" Is he only referring to the general teaching of Christ? Second, Remember at this time there was not the Bible as we have today. So specifically what does "The Preserved Word" mean?