Nov 11, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
No study of the Bible would be complete without a practical emphasis on how one can make the Good Book a meaningful part of his or her life. The pathway to spiritual growth travels through the pages of the Bible. God has given His revealed Word as a means of spiritually strengthening and encouraging His people. The Psalmist understood this to be true. He prayed, “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalm 119:11). Jesus would have commended the Psalmist’s song. He taught that His disciples would become closer to God through God’s Word (John 17:17). As an apostle of Jesus, Paul intentionally sought to strengthen believers in their knowledge of God’s Word (Acts 16:5 and Colossians 1:23). David, Jesus, and Paul all recognized the primacy and priority of the Bible. If modern believers want to have strong spiritual lives, they must get serious about Scripture.
Oct 14, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
The Bible was written, copied, and preserved. It was then translated from the original languages into other languages. It is important for disciples to understand the process of how we received the Bible. Disciples must also have some wisdom concerning Bible translations so that they can be thoughtful and understand word meanings.
Oct 7, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
Scripture has come to us by a heaven-sent process. Along with inspiring men to write (2 Timothy 3:16), the Lord led the church to accept certain books as being worthy of inclusion in the Bible. Today we have 66 commonly accepted books of the Bible because of a process known as “canonization.”
Sep 23, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
The Bible is indeed an incomparable book! Part of what makes the Bible unique is its otherworldly nature. From eternity past, God ordained a process for delivering the thought of His mind to the mind of man. On top of that, He personally promised to preserve His Word for us. He not only inspired Scripture, He has protected it and kept it undefiled.
Sep 16, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
Like never before, the Bible is facing attacks from historians, scientists, entertainers, and even theologians and clergymen. Christians must be equipped with a reasonable defense of their faith. To do so, they must be aware of the means that the Lord used to deliver the Bible to mankind.
Sep 9, 2020 | Basic Doctrine of the Bible
“Sufficiency of Scripture” = The Bible is “of itself sufficient for faith and for life.” Inspiration + Inerrancy + Authority = Sufficiency