The Word Of God

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris What is the Bible, and what makes it so “Holy”? The word “Bible” is from a Greek word (biblos) which means “book” or “scroll”. The Bible is holy because it comes directly from Almighty God. It’s inspired (or “God-breathed”, 2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is like a huge text-message from God. We should never ignore His “e-mail” from heaven! The Bible is the infallible, written record of God’s will. God communicates to all mankind through the Bible. From the very beginning (see Gen. 3:15), it shows how God intended to redeem all of us…

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The Inspired Word Of God

by Thomas F. Eaves "I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God" sounds like a statement a New Testament Christian would make, or one which would come from a Bible-believing individual. Before we can really understand what the spokesman intends we must know what he means by the word “inspired”. The theories of inspiration are numerous. As Dr. Lemoine Lewis stated: "Theories of inspiration are legion. The watch-words of some are natural inspiration, degrees of inspiration, partial inspiration, inspired concepts, universal Christian inspiration, verbal `dictation', verbal inspiration, plenary inspiration, etc." Some hold that the Bible…

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The Inspiration Of The Bible

by B. C. Goodpasture The Bible is here. No one can doubt that it exists. How did it come into existence? Is it wholly the work of man? Or, wholly the work of God? Or, is it a product of the cooperative work of man and God? It is not wholly the work of man. He could not have produced it if he would. Its contents are beyond the reach of human authorship. He would not have written it if he could. It condemns too many things which men by nature hold dear. It did not come, like…

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A New Zeal For The Old Paths

by Jon Gary Williams Introduction What a tremendous title for a lesson! As I looked at this topic I could not help but think that it strikes at the heart of one of the greatest needs of the church today! There is nothing lacking more in the kingdom of Christ. There is nothing we need more today than a greater zeal among members of the body of Christ. When we consider the subject of zeal we cannot help but be reminded of the church in the city of Rome. The ekklesia in Rome had a degree of zeal…

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The Bible Is The Infallibly Inspired Word Of God

by Gus Nichols The Bible claims to be given by inspiration of God. God would not give us a book containing error and falsehood. A great and good God would not give us a book for our guide throughout all our earthly lives which would deceive, mislead and ruin us in this world and damn our souls eternally in the next world. The Book of Nature In the book of nature we see God's goodness evidenced in a thousand ways every day. He adapted the fishes' fins to the water in which they are to be used in…

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The Bible And The Mind Of Man

by Dr. James D. Bales Because Christianity speaks of faith, there are those who assume that it is contrary to reason. They divide the world into those who walk by faith and those who walk by reason. Those who walk by faith belong to the "age of faith" which has been discredited and replaced by the "age of reason." The freedom of the mind is all important; therefore, they discredit Christianity because they think that it fetters thought. As a matter of fact, the world is not divided into those who walk by sight and those who walk…

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Back To The Bible For Authority

by James Meadows Introduction: 1. "Most Americans say they want guidance from God or the Bible, but few believe in moral absolutes, according to a new survey by the Gallup Organization" (Religious News Services). a. 70 percent agreed with this statement: "There are few moral absolutes; what is right or wrong usually varies from situation to situation." b. 70 percent said they believe it is important to "do what God or Scripture says when choosing between right and wrong, but 63 percent of the group reject the concept of moral absolutes." 2. One of the most tragic episodes…

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