about the Bible
The Bible is the written will of God.
- It reveals the acts of God. (How He works.)
- It reveals the purpose of God. (His intentions for His creation, including us.)
- It reveals the heart of God. (How He loves and what He hates.)
The Bible is inspired by God:
- It was not written by the will of men, but the Holy Ghost moved on men and they wrote as they were inspired to write (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible has many writers, but only one author.
- Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matt. 24:35, Mark 13:31, and Luke 21:33)
They are His words, not the words of men.
- For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. (Psalm 119:89)
It was written on three continents Asia, Africa, and Europe.
- Yet, in spite of this, the Bible does not contradict itself.
The Bible is the sole (only) rule of faith.
- It is the only dependable source of truth in which we can place our trust.
- The Apostle Peter states that we do not trust in a cunning devised fable (a story of fiction) but that the written Word of God is more sure (more trustworthy) than a heavenly vision, or a voice from heaven. (2 Peter 1:5-21)
- It is the ONLY written revelation from the one, true God. There is NO OTHER written record that is inspired by God, and that has ever been given to men.
The Bible confirms and reaffirms itself.
- There is no scripture of private interpretation. in the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established. (2 Corinthians 13:1, Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16)
The Bible is understandable.
- Passages that are difficult to understand can, and must be, interpreted in the light of those passages that are more easily understood. The more we read, the more we understand.
The Bible changes lives.
- Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. (Psalm 119:9)
The Bible is not on trial. We are.