Thursday, January 12, 2023

This I Believe about THE BIBLE

 Thursday, January 12, 2023

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:14-17

This I Believe about THE BIBLE - We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired word of God, completely true and authoritative in all areas of faith and practice. 

Even though the Bible was written many years ago, it is still applicable to our lives today, and it has answers for any problem we will ever face. Going to God and His word should be our number one strategy in dealing with all life throws at us. 

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12 

God is the author, and the Bible was written by men who were divinely and uniquely inspired and that it was without error in its original writing.  It is complete, absolutely trustworthy, and has supreme authority in all matters of Christian faith and conduct. 

The Bible gives us the guidelines by which God judges us and asks us to live our lives so it is the standard we should measure our lives by. It is the standard through which we should weigh every decision. It is the how to manual for living this broken life. As Baptists we believe in the complete inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is our guide for life, and the Holy Spirit will not lead contrary to it.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.   Psalm 119:105

God's Word—the Holy Bible—illuminates. It reveals to us the good and the bad, the wise and the unwise. It is the ultimate tool in learning how to live the best possible life, free from the restraints of stumbling in darkness.

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.   John 17:17

God's Word is truth, plain and simple.  We can have perfect confidence in the fact that His words are accurate, true and unerring.  When followed, they guide us without fail in the paths that we need to walk.  Hosea 4:6 tells us that we can be destroyed by lack of the knowledge of God, but Luke 11:28 affirms that we will be blessed if we hear and keep the Word of God.  Such knowledge is not just for us. We are to be ready to answer others who ask us (1 Peter 3:15).

When He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Christ used the sword of the Spirit and defeated the enemy.  Three times Jesus said, “It is written” (Luke 4:1–13).  The Word of the Lord gives us a weapon for every battle we will ever fight in this life. Any question, any dilemma, any situation – there is something for every single thing. It is all sufficient and timeless. What it said when it was written can be applied to our lives today. 

Inside the Bible we can find all the information we will ever need for life. When we get caught in enemy fire or we find ourselves in a dangerous attack from the enemy, we can lift ourselves up and get our thinking on track.  Satan will try to catch us off guard and throw us off.  When we know what we know, we can stand firm and fend off his attacks.  


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