Worth Repeating 

Compiled by Paul Sain 

Six Facts About the Bible

There is a war being waged over the Bible. Is the Bible true on everything with which it deals? The answer you give to this important question determines whether you live in doubt or faith. I am convinced of the following facts about the Bible: 

1. It is infallible. It is perfect, flawless (Psa. 19:7). It is such because its author is perfect. In its entirety, everything it says is true! 

2. It is inerrant. That is, it is accurate in every detail - in all its parts. "Every word is pure" (Prov. 30:5-6). If the Bible says it, it is true! Whatever the subject - history, science, characters, salvation it is true! If the Bible is false in its account of origins, how can I trust it to be true as to the relationship I should have with my God? 

3. It is complete. Nothing is missing! It does not need human addition or modification. It is not a book to be variously interpreted in the light of current experience and culture. Its teaching, principles, and dictums transcend culture and human experience. 

4. It is authoritative. Because it is perfect, inerrant, and complete - it is final. God hath spoken. Man must listen or suffer the consequences. It, by its very nature, demands obedience. 

5. It is sufficient. The Scriptures are able to make one wise unto salvation (2 Tim. 3:15). They are profitable for doctrine (teaching), correction, instruction (2 Tim. 3:16). 

6. It is effective. It does its job. It always has. It will accomplish that for which it was intended (Isa. 55:11). That's the ultimate test. 

So the Bible is infallible in its totality, inerrant in all its parts, complete in what it teaches, authoritative in its demands, sufficient in its ability, and effective in what it does! This I believe and preach. 

Clarence DeLoach, Dickson, TN
Walnut Street bulletin

"I Have Found the Book of the Law"

In the days of Josiah, the high priest made a remarkable discovery. "And Hilkiah, the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it" (2 Kings 22:8). How was it that the book of God's law came to be lost in the temple itself? It was lost through years of neglect. Wicked leaders had forsaken God to the point that the book of the law was lost. 

Is the church in danger of doing the same thing? When Christians begin to place more emphasis on the words of philosophers and psychologists than on the Word of God, they are burying the book of the law. The church always must go to the Bible for its authority in all matters. It will be our standard of judgment (John 12:48). It is living and powerful (Heb. 4:12). It is the light to guide the way (Psa. 119:105). Let's make sure we do not lose the book of the law. 

Kevin D. Beard, Jacksonville, AR
Bailey Street Bulletin

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