Whatever happened to the B I B L E. Yes
that’s the book for me? I stand upon the Word of God the B I B L
E. Well I guess in our modern day
we can quit singing that song.
supreme question for the 20th century Christian is. The Bible, is it
evolution or inspiration? How do we know the text of the Bible we have today is
really the same texts we started with?
guarantee do we have that nothing has been deleted or added.
is rooted in Bible history. Jesus was counted in the Roman census. If the
historical references in the Bible are not true, grave questions may be raised
about the reliability if other parts of the message based on historical events.
is crucial for us to know that we have substantially the same documents in our
time as people had almost 2000 years ago. Is the Bible infallible and inerrant?
With it’s 3,566,480 letters…733,746 words, 31,102 verses; 1,189 chapters; 66
books. I believe every letter is inspired of God, sent to man through the
leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Walter Scott said to his nurse on his deathbed. Bring me the book, Knowing that
he had written many books, the nurse asked, “What book, Scott answered, there
is only one book for me --- The Bible. You see you can read Shakespeare the
newspaper, or even T.V. guide but when one is dying there is only one book that
can comfort you.
3:16, we believed the Bible to be infallible because it paints a picture of a
Loving God, a caring God, we could go on and on about the attributes of a God,
that loves His people so that He gave His only begotten Son for our Salvation.
Yes God is love to know God as Lord of your live is to know how to love. I
believe you can never know real love, until you know the one who is love.
Rev. J.R. Miller tells of a young lady who purchased a book and read a few pages
but failed to become interested in it. But some months later, she met the author
and a warm friendship developed, she fell in love and they were united together
in wedlock. The book she had purchased sometimes ago took on a different meaning
in her life. Each word meant something to her. Why because she knew the author.
Do you know the author of the Bible? “Jesus Christ.”
you know Jesus, you can find Him in every book of the Bible. You see --- when
you know the author you have someone who can give you understanding about it.
The Bible will take on a new meaning. For those who don’t personally know
Jesus --- He is in every book of the Bible like a casket of jewels glowing with
beauty and light. Yes, even better you can see a beautiful love letters
addressed to you. The key for interpretation “is” you must know the author.
You cannot know the things of God unless you know God.
II. The Bible is a book of
can find a picture of Jesus in every Old Testament book.
24:17) promise seed of Jacob fulfilled.(Luke 3:34)
5:2) His place of birth fulfilled.(Matt. 2:1)
9:25) Time of birth fulfilled (Luke 2:1,2)
7:14) Born of virgin fulfilled (Matt. 1:18)
11:13) Money that was paid for His betrayal would be returned for Potter field.
69:4) He was hated without cause (John 15:23-25) relates that very fact.
Bible is the only religious book that dare to predict the future and it has a
100 % fulfillment rate thus for. In
the Bible you can find salvation is foretold.
3:15). He would come through the seed of a woman – (Gal. 4:4).
53:9) To be buried with the Rich. (Matt. 27:57-60).
16:10) His resurrection (Matt. 28:9)
68:18) His return to Heaven (Lu. 24:50-51)
Bible also meets man basic spiritual needs.
have peace (John 16:33)
have forgiveness of sin (Col. 1:14)
have fellowship with God (I John 1:3)
have assurance of sins forgiven ( I John 1:9)
have hope based on the infallible. ,Word of God. (Acts 24:15).
have comfort in a dying hour (John 5:24)
have assurance of an eternal home in Heaven (Rom. 8:38,39).
III. Yes friends, the Bible is
the eternal word of God.
are two things besides the Godhead that will last forever. Man’s
Soul’s and the Bible, which is the word of God
the written word of God. The Bible is the only God breathed word. When it was
written it became a closed Book. (Rev. 22:18,19). God has not since given any
man a new revelation either. Why, because the Bible says it is a closed book?
Bible has been translated into more than 1,130 languages and dialects. Few books
out live their author but the Bible has and is still the all time best seller.
The Bible exist today because it is God’s word, not because it is the best
story every told. The Bible is from everlasting to everlasting. (Ps. 90:2). Men
die, fortune fail, nations come and go, crown’s tumble, and star’s will rot
out of their socket, but the Word of God will endured forever. Heaven and earth
will past away, but my word shall not pass away. Matt. 24:35.
Bible has the greatest author to ever write a book. Friends, criticism of the
Bible begins in 15 and 16 century and in recent time took on two forms of
criticism, Lower criticism, and higher criticism.
criticism concern the establishment of the exact wording of the Bible and great
progress has been made to stamp out the form of criticism with some great
Dead Sea Scrolls have done much to confirm the reliability of the wording of Old
Testament in particularly, and to clear up quotations by the New Testament,
writers from the Septuagint, which is different from the Masoretic Text.
criticism rejects supernaturalism as a general principle. Critics have
endeavored to prove that Moses did not write the Pentateuch; that Isaiah did not
write the entire book designated by his name; that the fourth gospel was not
written by John the apostle.
want to say, He who created the universe and created man, gave salvation and
built a home in Heaven for the eternal soul has the power to inspire a book that
will meet the needs of all mankind (II Peter 1:20,21). “Knowing this first,
that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the
prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as
they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
is the author who used man hand to open it. It is God-breathed. There were over
40 different Bible writers, most of whom never seem each other.
It was written over a period of 1500 years yet there has not been proven
one contradiction in it. (Heb. 1:1).
to the authenticity of the Bible if it was good enough for Him, it is surely
good enough for us. (It is written --- Emmaus Road
(Luke 24:44-46)). The apostles testify to the authorship of the Bible.
(I Thess. 2:13).
bible testified to its authenticity (II Tim. 3:16).
Bible has the greatest message every told.
soul purpose of the Bible is to reveal God in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
You take cross from the Bible and there is nothing lifts but darkness.
reveals God to us, and tells about Him whose blood was shed for our sins
Bible nourishes Christian experiences and promotes growth through systematic
Bible study, which is indispensable for the Christian life. The Scripture are
the breathed Word of God, which proceeded out of the mouth of God. The Bible
repeatedly claims that the Holy Spirit spoke by its writers.
gospel received not from men but from God. Hundreds of time the Bible claims to
speaks for God. Literally, hundreds of times the Bible says “The Word of the
Lord” came to Isaiah or statement like that.
Bible claims and describes in literal events, about which no human without
direct information from God could knows. The promises and warnings of the Bible
enter the realm of the moral righteousness of God.
Old Testament writers didn’t even understand what they were writing.
Bible claims for itself perfection and permanence, which only a God-given book
could have. The Bible makes a striking statement about indestructible word.(Isa.
emphatically taught the eternal perfect quality of the word.
Augustine, said (A.D. 354).The dark places in the Bible come from the Dark
places in our hearts. A heart must be fully surrendered to God and earnestly
seeking to please Him, if one is to truly understand the Bible.
said to Spalatin concerning the method of studying the Bible: He said, “about
all things, it is quite certain that one cannot search into the Holy Scripture
by means of study. Nor by means of the intellect, therefore begin with prayer,
that the Lord will grant unto you the true understanding of His Word.
C.A. Criswell says: The Bible is our friend court of appeal. It is not a
question of what I think or what anyone else thinks. The question is always.
“What saith the Scripture.” It is even as the psalmist wrote, “Forever,
O Lord, the word is settle in Heaven.” (Ps. 119:89).
it is for me to bow to God’s authority, to submit to His Word and to obey His
teaching. Because the Bible is God’s word, it is the final court of appeal in
all things pertaining to doctrine, duty. For us who love the Lord and who have
received him as our Savior, His word concerning the infallibility of the Holy
Scriptures is full, final and complete.
The authority of Christ settles for us forever the question of the
inspiration of the Bible. It is wholly inspired and is our medium of God’s
power in this life and of God’s salvation in the world that is yet to come.
C.I. Scofield says! The better Mohammedan or Hindu a man is the worse he is. But
the nearer a man comes to being a Bible Christians the better he is. I think
every body knows that. We all know that; all the books produces by man and
called sacred and religious are not only the Bible can with stand that test and
it is because of a God of Love.
this I say you must know the author to know what it saying. If the Bible is what
God says it is then you need to listen to what this great Book says about a Hell
and Heaven. (Matt. 7:13).
the young to read and study it, it will helps them walk in that path which grows
brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. Get the old who know the word take
heed to these words, which Urges us to give strength and time to the words, in
the word of our God.
you don’t know Jesus and want to know the author, then the Bible tells you the