The Bible

The Bible is Unique

  • It is the truth, John 17:17.  Where would you find truth if you didn’t have this book?
  • All experiences and doctrines are judged by the Bible – Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Peter 1:13-21
  • The Bible is an eyewitness testimony to the BEGINNING and the END of all things Genesis 1 and Revelation… I John saw…
  • Bible believers have this advantage in life; we know where we came from, we know where we are going, and we know what to do while we are here.
  • It is the words of eternal life – John 5:39-40, John 6:68, 1 Peter 1:23, James 1:18
  • It is incorruptible – John 10:35, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35
  • It is p prophecy – Deuteronomy 18:21-22, Isaiah 41:21-29, Revelation 19:10
  • The Author is present when it’s read – Inspiration – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Job 32:8, Proverbs 20:27, Hebrews 4:12-13
  • Revelation 5:3 – He’s the only one that can open the book
  • It is divine, impossible to have a human author; written by 40 men over a period of 1500 years.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – The problem brought about by modern versions is belief in the words of God as God’s words has been destroyed.  Now men believe the Bible only as man’s words, so the effectual work has been destroyed.
  • The Bible tells you about yourself
    • Carnal – unable to feed yourself – 1 Corinthians 3:2
    • Babes – desire the milk – 1 Peter 2:2
    • Adolescence – strong meat – Hebrews 5:12-14
    • Adult – more than my necessary food – Job 23:12
  • It is your mirror for self examination – James 1:23-25
  • The Bible is your final Judgment – John 12:44-50
  • Luke 16:19-31 – what you do with the words of God will determine what God will do with you.