Four Questions About The Bible

Did you know that the Bible is like a library of many books?

There are 66 books in all, 39 of those we call the Old Testament, written before the birth of Christ, and 27, which we call the New Testament, written about events after the birth of Christ.

Did you know that although there seem to be many writers, such as, for example, Moses, David, Isaiah, Paul and Peter, yet there is only one Author?

The Author is the Holy Spirit, who inspired (or breathed) the Word into the hearts of the men whose pens recorded the Truth. Rather as the word moves a sailing ship, so the Holy Spirit moved these holy men of old to write the words we read in the Bible.

Did you know that the Bible is infallible?

That is, that it is altogether true. There are no mistakes in what God has written. God cannot lie. You will hear people say that they don’t believe that Adam and Eve lived, or that Noah was saved from the flood by making an ark, or that Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt, or that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The Lord Jesus, who is God’s Son, mentions all these people in His ministry as real people who lived.

Did you know that the Bible is the most important book that has ever been written and for you to read?

It tells us of God’s holy Law, that we are sinners, that the Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners, and that we need the Holy Spirit, the Author of the Bible, to teach us these things if we are to rightly understand them. We read in Acts 17 of the people who lived in Bearea. They searched the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. The Bible says that they were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who would not listen nor attend to God’s Word. The Bible tells us to give the greatest attention to it at all times.

May we each be able to say with the psalmist: “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105), and “Moreover by them (God’s Words) is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is a great reward.” (Psalm 19)

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G.D. Buss

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