In our past articles we have seen that primary authority resides in God. He alone has authority to authorize us to obey Him. However, while speaking to men in various ways and in time past by the prophets He has spoken to us by His Son (Heb. 1:1-2). This means that we must look to Jesus Christ to find authority to act today and not in the Old ...Read the rest -->
It is essential to know what a book is about—to know its message, its organization, and its purpose. When one is familiar with the author’s theme and know how the parts of the book fit together, you can read with much greater insight and appreciate the message it conveys.
We have been given some insight into this all-important question, “What is the Bible ...Read the rest -->
It is often argued that “the silence of the Scriptures” allows us “the freedom to do any and every thing that God has not specifically forbidden.” Actually, this argument is not new. Some argued this in the days of Tertullian (150-222 A. D.) and he answered this by saying, “I should rather say that what has not been freely allowed is forbidden” (Tertullian. 1995. ...Read the rest -->
Most people agree that authority is needed in the home, school, business, and the nation. If we are to have any kind of order in our lives, we must have some standard of authority to follow. When authority is either rejected or simply ignored in any of these realms we see chaos. The nonconformist revolution together with the publicized scandals in government promotes disregard for authority ...Read the rest -->
The apostle Paul said, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).
The Bible wasn’t given to satisfy our curiosity but to teach us how much God loves us and wants to have a loving relationship with mankind and how that can be experienced (John 3:16; Gal. 3:26-27; I John 1:3).
While the KJV uses the word “study” the Greek term more correctly means to ...Read the rest -->
The Bible is the greatest book the world has even known. The Cambridge History of the Bible said, “No other book has known anything approaching this constant circulation.” Immanuel Kant, German idealist philosopher, 1724-1804, said, “I believe that the existence of the Bible is the greatest benefit to the human race. Any attempt to belittle it, I believe, is a crime against humanity.” Obviously, the Bible ...Read the rest -->
The Calvinistic doctrine of Total Depravity teaches that man is completely dead in trespasses and sins, so radically corrupted by sin that he/she cannot understand the Bible and must have the Holy Spirit to enlighten them or to interpret the Bible.
Loraine Boettner, Calvinist, stated: “The Scriptures constantly teach that the Gospel becomes effectual only when it is attended by the special illuminating power ...Read the rest -->
The Will of God, the Bible, is presented as the greatest treasure you will ever own (Matt. 13:44-46) and it is waiting for you to plumb its depths and receive the direction and help you need to have a relationship with Almighty God, the Creator of this fabulous world (Acts 17:27; John 14:6; I Pet. 3:18).
Although the Bible is read by millions of people, many find it ...Read the rest -->
This is certainly an appropriate question because everything about the Christian faith depends on the truthfulness of the Bible. The Bible is the source of our knowledge about Christianity and if it is false then Christians are in a world of hurt. While the Bible is the “best-selling, most quoted, most published, most circulated, most translated, most influential book in the history of mankind” ...Read the rest -->
Surveys have established that most people believe the Bible is the Word of God and contains the answers to the questions about life. However, many people have never read the Bible and cannot answer basic questions regarding how to live to please God.
The Psalmist said, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” ...Read the rest -->