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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
True unadulterated, undiluted Christianity is a documentary religion. In a world of great religious confusion there stands the Holy Bible, the venerable volume of God. In a world of devilish delusion and satanic seduction the tested textbook of truth rings out the clarion claims of the Most High.
While some seek truth the Bible believing saint rejoices in having the truth. In asserting that he possesses the truth he is not arrogant but confident in his Bible. In the Christian Bible we have the Book that is the inscripturated Word of God. The Bible is the God-breathed Book not a man-made book.
In the writings of the Apostle Paul to Timothy we find these words, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God...” (II Tim. 3:16).
And so it is that we believe in the Divine plenary, verbal inspiration of the Bible.
We also believe in the Inerrancy of the Bible and that in all matters.
There are not errors in our Bible. In all matters whereof the Bible speaks - Historic, Theologic, Geographic, Scientific, the Bible is correct and authoritative. The Christian Bible never misinforms. It is inerrant.
We also recognize the Infallibility of the Bible.
It is a sure and certain unerring guide in all matters of life, conduct and faith. The Christian Bible never misguides.
And so it is a fact that Biblical Christianity is a documentary religion and its foundational document, the Canon of Holy Scripture, stands unique amidst the multitudes of religious books in the world.
The Lord Jesus Christ rested the full weight of His claims and creed upon the Holy Scriptures. Twenty-eight times in the English translation of the Gospels it is recorded that Christ spoke the words, “it is written”.
The Word of Almighty God cannot be nullified or neutralized.
Someone may now say- “This is all very well but other religions have their writings, their holy books also, what of them?” Well, we must state that the Christian Bible claims to be the exclusive and unique depository of truth.
We read in Isaiah 8:20, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
The Christian Bible documents the Divine! It is both a supernatural book and a historic book. It records miracles performed in the midst of multitudes. Miracles that are both acts of God and facts of history. “We have not followed cunningly devised fables.” (II Peter 1:16).
Other religious books may contain good advice for men, but only the Christian Bible contains the “good news” of salvation for men.
This is the greatest
Book on earth
Unparalleled it stands;
Its author God, its truth Divine,
Inspired in every word and line
Tho’ writ by human hands.
This is the Living
Rock of Truth
Which all assaults defies,
O’er every stormy blast of time
It towers with majesty sublime
It lives and never dies.
This is the volume of the Cross
Its saving truth is sure;
Its doctrines pure,
its histories true,
Its Gospel old, yet ever new
Shall evermore endure.
The English translation is the Authorized Version of 1611.