Scripture teaches and trains.
It equips Christians for good works. God’s Word is living and active (Hebrews 4:12), cleansing our minds and hearts (Ephesians 5: 26).
His promises, found in the Bible, allow us to participate in His divine nature and escape corruption. (II Peter 1:4)
If we memorize God’s Word and keep it in our hearts, we can avoid sin when we are tempted (Psalm 119:9-11).
The books of Scripture were written by God.There are sixty-six books of the Bible and God used more than forty men from various walks of life to write them. The Holy Spirit came upon the authors and they wrote down the words God told them to write.
These books were written over a period of fifteen hundred years. The books were written in three different languages:Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew.Yet, one theme pervades all of Scripture: God’s love for, and redemption of, mankind from sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ is revealed in the Word of God from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation.The Bible reveals His Person, His purpose, and His plan.
The Bible is infallible, authentic and trustworthy. The original manuscripts were compiled supernaturally, without error. God controlled what was recorded and how the Scriptures were compiled.
We can trust the Word of God for historical fact, geography, medicine, archaeology, sociology, psychology, economics, government, and daily life. These disciplines are under the authority of God and His will is revealed in the Bible.
We make the choice to obey or disobey God’s Word, but we will be held accountable. Wisdom dictates that we submit to the Scriptures.
The Bible itself declares that it is the very Word of God. Over centuries, this has been proven true, as men and women’s lives have been transformed by the living and active Word of God.
Jesus affirmed the validity of the Scriptures when He said that they revealed Him as the Messiah.
With all the different writers, languages, and time periods, the Bible remains a unified piece of literature that does not contradict itself or its themes. Although we believe that it is the Very Word of God by faith, it is the most historically reliable ancient document available with the greatest number of surviving copies. It also contains prophetic words that have been fulfilled exactly as predicted.
Enjoy Reading your Bible & Getting Closer to God!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)