WHAT IS THE BIBLE?

No prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the  Holy Spirit spoke from God.  -2 Peter 1:21

I know the title seems a bit elementary, but it’s always good to review the basics of our faith. Much of what we need to know about God’s will can be found in the Bible. What is the Bible?

First, the Bible is God’s perfect revelation. Every word in the Bible can be trusted. In 2 Timothy 3: 16 we learn, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.”

The word “inspired” means “Godbreathed.” And guess what: God does not suffer from bad breath! Every breath of God is good.

Consider what Peter said about Scripture: “No prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21).

The Apostle Paul was not sitting around in his jail cell one day when he said, “To pass the time, I think I will write some Scripture.” All Scripture was initiated by God, not by men. God used men to communicate His message without error.

Second, the Bible is God’s complete revelation.

You may say, “How do I know the Bible is all of God’s Word? What if God is still giving new information about Himself?” I believe God can do anything He wants to within the confines of His Word. In Hebrews 1:1 we read, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.”

Everything you need to know about God, Jesus, Heaven, Hell, and salvation is contained in the Bible. The Bible is God’s complete revelation. This begs the question…are you reading it?

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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