Scriptures

The Scriptures

Introduction

Knowing how the Bible came together will certainly help us have more confidence in the Scriptures we read. The rational support for the assumed existence of God and the rational support for one’s faith is good. Because the principal cause of religious unbelief is a valid crisis in valid authority. It starts from one’s beliefs in saying that the Bible is infallible and the rejection or acceptance of that statement.


The 66 books of the Bible have two major divisions called the Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament explains God’s relationship with man before the coming of Jesus Christ while the New Testament tells us about the life of Christ and how God deals with us today. Rightly Dividing The Word

Division is caused in the religious world because of the attitude towards the Bible. The consequences of loosing a high regard for the scripture has many consequences. One of them is people deny God and religion. Denial of faith. One of the other consequences is, if the scriptures are not inspired they look for something else. Another consequence is the start of a new religion. Another consequence is rejection of an absolute standard. Another consequence is moral and spiritual anarchy. Canon and Inspiration Of The Bible

The Mormon church would have us believe that the Bible itself, actually prophesied about the Book of Mormon and therefore the Book of Mormon is just as inspired and authoritative as the Bible itself. They claim that both books go hand in hand but whenever you study with them, all too often they will lean towards the teaching of Joseph Smith rather than the Bible. Does The Bible Mention The Book Of Mormon?

One of the great proofs of the inspiration of the Bible is fulfilled prophecy. Prophecy is history written beforehand.

When a prediction of future events comes to pass hundreds of years later it is a strong indication that the prophet possessed a supernatural power. Fulfilled Bible Prophecy

Charles Taze Russell had great difficulty in dealing with the doctrine of eternal hell fire and in his studies came to deny not only eternal punishment, but also the Godhead, and the deity of Christ and the Holy Spirit. Hence a few years later they created their own version of the Bible. Is The New World Translation Reliable?

There are no hard-set rules when it comes to studying the Bible, but we need to remember this is God’s Word and we should approach as such.

It’s God’s revelation to mankind in order for us to know who He is and what His will is for our lives. How To Study the Bible

The word ‘Bible’ means ‘book,’ actually, it is a compilation of 66 books written by about 40 different authors scattered across many countries during a period of 1600 years. The story of how this remarkable book came into being with each part fitting perfectly into the others and with no real contradictions is most interesting. We must conclude it could have come only from God. How We Got Our Bible

The poetry of the ancient Hebrews did not have metre or rhyme as does that to which we are accustomed.

It consisted rather of rhythmic thought in which the same ideas would be repeated in successive statements in different words. Poets And Prophets

The problem of religious division is one of authority. Some believe that authority resides in the church: some feel that the New Testament is authority, but that it should be interpreted by creeds; others are convinced that the New Testament must be our sole authority in matters of faith and practice. Religious Authority

The preservation of inspired Scripture. This is the means by which God’s words have been made available to all mankind of every time and place.

It’s necessary because we do not have the autographs, the originals, so we rely on copies. Textual Transmission

The Bible is commonly perceived to contain numerous scientific errors in cosmology, biology, history, and archaeology. However, the truth is the Bible is very accurate in matters of science. It’s also a shame that people think that science proves the Bible to be accurate, when it fact it’s the Bible which shows science to be accurate. The Bible And Science

The critics of the Bible like to think that the science is ahead of the Scriptures, the fact is that Science lags behind the Scriptures.

The Bible contains truths which it takes scientists a long time to accept. Modern Scientific Theories And The Bible

To be divinely inspired, a book must be historically accurate.

For if its credibility cannot be established on the basis of known events, it certainly cannot be relied upon as an adequate guide in matters beyond our ability to check. The Historical Accuracy Of The Bible

This isn’t a Bible study as such, but it’s written as an encouragement, written to help us all have faith in the accuracy of the Scriptures, it’s history and ultimately our God. If you’ve never visited the British Library or the British Museum, then please know, it’s certainly worth a day out. The Bible, The British Museum And British Library

If we accept the Bible as having been inspired by the Holy Spirit, we must also accept that it is true and is authoritative, because we cannot believe that the Spirit of Truth would be responsible for publishing a lie. The Holy Spirit And The Bible

 

Many religions have been devoid of any high standard of morality. Such was paganism in the first century. Set in bold contrast to the idolatry of the Greeks and Romans was the religion of Jesus Christ which presented to the world the highest moral principles it has ever known. The Letters

When Christ died on the cross He left a testament (or will). This testament was also a covenant between God and man. (A covenant is an agreement or contract between two or more parties.) The Bible recognises two such covenants that God has made with man. The Two Covenants

There’s no such thing as the ‘perfect version’ every version has its strengths and weakness.

I suggest that we use as many translations as possible and get familiar with the original Hebrew and Greek text actuals says. Which Version Of The Scriptures Should We Use?

Every Christian ought not only to believe the Bible, but he ought also to be able to thoroughly examine the foundation upon which that faith rests.

For it we do not know why we believe the scriptures are inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, our faith in it and in Christ himself may be uprooted by the cynicism and scepticism of adverse Biblical critics. Why The Bible Is God’s Word

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

2 Corinthians 5:17

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