I. WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God, and Holy men of God were used to convey the word of God verbally and completely without error in the original writings.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Throughout the Bible, there is testimony given of how men were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write prophetic words for future generations to be instructed thereby.
Act 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
Act 3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Act 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Luk 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
We Believe The Entire Bible To Be Of Supreme And Final Authority In All Matters Of Faith And Life.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psa 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Psa 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
We Believe Obedience To The Word Of God Brings Blessings Of A Good Conscience And Wisdom To The Child Of God.
Psa 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my
meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth
in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping ofthem there is great reward.