The Written Word: The Bible In The Bible

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The Bible is the written Word of God. It begins with God and ends with God. All of its contents concern Him. The Bible is not a record of man’s quest for God. The Bible is God’s message to man. It is an unfolding of God’s truth to man so man might find a path back to God and a basis for fellowship with Him. Our faith can rest upon the Word of God. The written Word reveals the Living Word. With a solid scriptural foundation, we can intelligently and convincingly present the Good News. The Bible is the source of Christianity in that the Bible contains the inspired words of God and how Christians are to apply it to their lives. It is not a man-made faith arrived at by the faulty guesses of men. God chose to give man a trustworthy account of His revelation of truth. The record of this revelation is given by God to man for His edification, guidance, and blessings. The Bible contains great wisdom and truth, and it has been verified throughout history as being flawlessly accurate. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. ( John 17:17) Inspiration 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim. 3:16–17) Inspiration is a special act of the Holy Spirit by which He guided the writers of Scripture. It was written by human hands, molded in some degree by human thought, and using human

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