The Bible is an incredible book of history and facts that proves that there is a God that created all things. Most important of all, the Bible is the Word of God. It contains the mind of God and His will for each one of our lives. That is why the Bible was given to us. Paul the Apostle says in, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Why should we study the Word of God? The following are a few scriptural reasons that we should consider when answering this question. First, the Word of God is infallible. There is no error in God s Word. The law of the Lord is perfect concerning our soul. The testimony of the Lord is not only infallible it is inerrant. , Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. The purity of His words does not need anything added to it. God warns us not to misrepresent His scripture. Second, the Word of God is complete. The Bible does not need any new chapters or verses. It is all given to us already. Many cults add their own books or commentaries to the Bible.
All you need is God s Word because it is the holy Word of God. It is complete. In, God gives us a warning, For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Third, the Word of God is totally authoritative. The book of says Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. The Word of God is the only source for absolute divine authority. This divine authority is for you and me as servants of Jesus Christ. When some say, I have a word from the Lord for you, write it down and as you study God s word see if the Lord speaks to you through His Scriptures. Only then will you know if the Lord is truly speaking to you. Fourth, God s Word is totally sufficient for all of our needs. We don t need anything else. In
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We Christians can be totally secure in the Lord by studying the Bible because it is God s plan for our life. And fifth, the Word of God will accomplish what it promises. If God told you something will happen, and you wait, it will happen. In it says, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. God sent His word to accomplish His perfect will in our lives. If God makes a promise to you He will fulfill it in His own time. There are so many promises given to us in the Bible. These promises reassure us and bring comfort to our lives in our times of trial. I challenge you to take time to study the Word of God. The Lord will show you wonderful things that will change your life. Raul Ries is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs and President of Somebody Loves You Ministries. But does it really make any difference who wrote the books of the Bible? you might ask. Yes, it makes a huge difference. What weight would you give to a document that purported to be the last will and testament of a friend if it turned out that he had not, in fact, written it?
Suppose experts told you that it was a forgerythat well-meaning associates had written down what they believed were the wishes of your friend. Would that not devalue the document? Could you have real confidence that it truly conveyed the wishes of your friend? It is the same with the Bible. No wonder so many peopleeven those who profess to be Christianfeel free to ignore what it says on subjects like honesty, sexual morality, and so forth. How often have you heard people disparagingly say things like, Oh, but that is in the Old Testament! as if that means it is of little real value. And this despite the fact that the apostle Paul described the so-called Old Testament as the holy writings that were inspired of God. Surely you cannot simply disregard the evidence of all experts and scholars, you may protest. Of course not! We are indebted, for example, to honest scholarship that has helped us to identify the original text of the Bible. Clearly, minor mistakes did creep into the text of the Bible as it was copied and recopied over the centuries. Remember, though: There is a big difference between recognizing that minor mistakes crept into copies of the Bible text and dismissing the whole Bible as a human fabrication.