What the Bible says
About Itself

(Prepared by Aaron Kember)

All scripture is inspired by God.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
(2 Timothy 3:16)

God's Word is eternal, will never pass away, will outlast this earth.

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."
(Matthew 24:35)

"For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and its flower falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you."
(1 Peter 1:24,25)

The Word of God is more important than human traditions.

"For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Making the word of God of no effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do."
(Mark 7:8,9,13)

People can be misled by not knowing the scriptures.

"And Jesus answering said to them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?"
(Mark 12:24)

The early Christians read the scriptures to verify what they heard.

"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
(Acts 17:11)

The Word of God exposes our thoughts.

"For the word of God is living, 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. Neither is there any creature that is hidden in his sight: but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of him with whom we have to do."
(Hebrews 4:12,13)

God's Word will be used to judge those who didn't accept it.

"He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
(John 12:48)

Acting on the Word of God is a solid foundation

"Whoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:"
(Luke 6:47)

 

 
 

  

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8