I ran across this post a while back and found it extremely helpful. It's from Garrett Kell over on the The Gospel Coalition. I've reposted the whole below, enjoy! God reveals himself through his Word. When he speaks, he teaches us what he is like, how he acts, and how he desires us to respond. As … Continue reading Every Book of the Bible in One Word
Pastor Francis Chan once said, "When I disagree with something in God's Word, I just assume that I'm wrong." These are tremendous words of wisdom. Today so many people, including many Christians, tend to make moral and ethical decisions based on their own feelings and emotions rather than on God's Word. Someone might say, "I … Continue reading I Am Wrong When I Disagree With the Bible
The Christmas holiday brings with it questions of both the incarnation and the trustworthiness of its record. Was Jesus just a man claiming to be God or God pretending to be a man? If the Bible was written by men, can we really trust it? In this two-part post, we’ll see the fully human, fully … Continue reading The Word: Fully Man, Fully God (Part 1)
"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." (2 Timothy 3:16-17) "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the … Continue reading It Never Gets Old
Back on August 28th Andy Stanley was a few weeks into his sermon series called Who Needs God. That particular message, called For the Bible Told Me So, was Stanley's attempt to correct what he thinks is an error in Christianity, specifically that Christians place far much emphasis on the Bible and not enough emphasis on … Continue reading 5 Helpful Answers to Andy Stanley
What is the purpose of Genesis? If I asked you this what would you tell me? I recently asked a friend about this and this was his response, “The story of our beginning, of creation.” I responded and said that he was not wrong, creation is in there for sure, but I did say that … Continue reading From the Archive: The Purpose of Genesis May Be Different Than You Think
How many of you have ever been out of the country? I have, and every time I go abroad I always look forward to one moment: walking out of the airport in the new country for the first time. Any of you know what I mean? It’s a different country, with different sights, different sounds, … Continue reading From the Archives: How Should We Interpret the Book of Revelation?
While many of us may have heard this question from someone who doesn’t believe in God or at least not the one presented in Scripture, it is a bit different when it comes from a Christian. For many in evangelical Christianity this is an argument that has been settled since the mid-twentieth century, and in … Continue reading Do We Really Believe in the Bible?
To say the Bible is sufficient is to say Scripture contains all that is needed for any aspect of human life. This means the Bible is comprehensive, that across-the-board it includes all we need to know for all of life. It is sufficient. We’ve referred to this verse already but here I’ll quote it in … Continue reading Implications of Inspiration: Sufficiency & Beauty
Psalm 19:7-9 says Scripture revives the soul, makes us wise, rejoices the heart, and enlightens our eyes. 2 Timothy 2:15 states that Scripture is able to make us wise in the ways of salvation. What does this mean? God intends His Word to be clear to His people, and from reading it we gain clarity … Continue reading Implication of Inspiration: Clarity
To say that Scripture is necessary is simply to say that we need it. We need this in two ways. Firstly, we need Scripture in order to be saved, meaning we need Scripture because God’s general revelation to mankind in creation is inadequate to give mankind knowledge of salvation. The only place mankind learns of … Continue reading Implication of Inspiration: Necessity
Since the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word, it holds the highest authority over us so that when the Bible speaks to us, it is in fact, God is speaking to us. Or to say it another way: God through His Word stands over us, rules us, commands us, we do not stand … Continue reading Implication of Inspiration: Authority
Any teaching on the nature of the Bible must include an examination of the two words infallible and inerrant. They are easier to understand when you see them together as opposed to separate. For something to be infallible it means that it cannot fail, and for something to be inerrant means that it does not … Continue reading Infallibility and Ineranncy: A Greater and Lesser Term
In the clearest way possible, to say the Word of God is inspired is to say it is top down revelation, from God to us. There is only one place where the word ‘inspired’ or ‘inspiration’ is used in the English Bible, and it's in 2 Tim. 3:16 which says, ‘All Scripture is inspired (literally … Continue reading What it Means to Say the Bible is ‘Inspired’
This past week I sent out a few text messages to my close friends and asked them to answer this question: what is the Bible? The answers I got were great and revealing. One friend translated the word Bible and simply answered saying ‘a book.’ Another said the Bible is ‘inexhaustible and eternally relevant.’ Another … Continue reading What is the Bible? It is 8 Things