The Bible

Text: Psalm 138:2

God’s book

  • Is it necessary that God reveal himself to us? Yes.  If we’re going to know anything about God, He will have to reveal Himself to us.
  • Is it possible that God would reveal himself to us? Yes.
  • Would a loving God reveal himself to us?
  • What is the most complete way a loving God would reveal himself to sinners?

Why is the Bible unique?

  • It is Impossible to have an human author
    • 40 authors, 3 continents, 1600 years.
    • No one man could be responsible for its content.
    • In comparison,


1 610-632 AD

(23 years)

It   is a set of rules supposedly from Gabriel to Mohammed in a defense of Islam and the moon god Allah.  It is the work  of one man and consists mostly of Bible verses pulled out of context and   retold. Full of contradictions.


1 528-483 BC

(45 years)

Tripitaka   handed down in oral tradition after Buddha died. A collection of his sayings.   It is a set of rules that elevates man and says the truth is inside him.  (Time of Esther Buddha is teaching in India under which King Ahasuerus had dominion. Esther 1:1)
Bhagavad Gita


1 (unknown) 4th Century BC The   Gita is an account of Krishna and Arjuna having a conversation before a great battle and Krishna showing Arjuna that he is  God and giving Arjuna some rules to live by.  It elevates man to godly status.
  • It is the truth, John 17:17
    • Where would you find truth if you didn’t have this book?
    • All experiences and doctrines should be laid to the plumbline of God’s words (Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Peter 1:13-21)
    • Every Answer is in that book
    • Every time the Pharisees would castigate Jesus for something his response was this: Have ye not read?!
    • The words in here change your character
    • If we are too busy for the truth, we are absolutely too busy.
  • It is the eyewitness account of the beginning and the end
    • Revelation 1:8
    • Bible believers have this advantage in life; we know where we came from, we know where we are going, and we know what to do while we are here.
    • Heard a professor say the Bible is inflexible and therefore untrue.  But “science” is self correcting and ever changing, therefore, superior to the Bible.
      • First of all if you get it right the first time you don’t have to change your position.
      • Second of all, an ever changing position tells me I could never trust the results.
  • It is the words of Eternal Life
    • John 5:39-40, John 6:68, 1 Peter 1:23, James 1:18
    • Eternal life begins now, the words of God show what that looks like – Psalm 73:24-28, 1 Timothy 6:12
  • It is Incorruptible
    • John 10:35, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35
    • God’s words are not bound (2 Timothy 2:9); there is no copyright on the text of the King James Bible
  • It is Prophecy
    • Deuteronomy 18:21-22 & Isaiah 41:21-29, Revelation 19:10
    • The amount of prophecy already fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s 1st coming is literally astronomical – 50 prophecies = odds better for a blind man to pull one red electron out of a universe filled with black electrons: 1×10^157th mathematically miraculous (Peter Stoner & Robert Newman. Science Speaks).
    • As Stoner concludes, ‘Any man who rejects Christ as the Son of God is rejecting a fact, proved perhaps more absolutely than any other fact in the world (Stoner, p.112).’
  • The Author is Present with His words
    • Inspiration – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Job 32:8 – God breathed into Adam the breath of life and that spirit was his connection to God.  Proverbs 20:27 spirit in man is his candle
    • Hebrews 4:12-13 – living words
    • Revelation 5:3 – He’s the only one that can open the book (Daniel 12 he seals the book)
  • It is Your Sufficiency
    • Creation occurred by the words of God and continues to exist by the words of God (Hebrews 1:3); therefore God likens his words to things we look to sustain us like food and water
    • Milk – 1 Peter 2:2
    • Honey – Psalm 119:103
    • Bread – Luke 4:4
    • Water – Ephesians 5:26
    • Meat – Hebrews 5:12-14
    • It is an opportunity to exercise faith and please God – Romans 10:17
    • It is your mirror for self examination – James 1:23-25
    • It is your offensive weapon: how you mount an attack on a spiritual stronghold.
    • Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12 & Revelation 19:15
  • It is your final judge
    • John 12:44-50 – God’s words are your judge
    • Luke 16:19-31 – what you do with the words of God will determine what God will do with you
    • Book will damn a man as well as save him

What do you do with the words of God?

  • Read them – 1 Timothy 4:13
    • All the kings of Israel were instructed to write a copy of the law – Genesis-Deuteronomy – and read it daily.
    • When this epistle is read
    • Do you know why the Holy Spirit of God had men write letters and books?  So that they would be read!
  • Rightly divide them
    • Every false religion, every cult comes from a Bible verse that has been taken out of context, misinterpreted, or just used to make a point.
    • Study it.  Spend time in it.
    • Book’s understanding depends upon your hearts approach to it
    • watch the snares in the blindspots
    • watch the pitfalls for the hard hearted
  • Receive them
    • Some scoffer said that man wrote the Bible.  Well, some man wrote your book.  As we’ve established no one man could possibly be responsible for the Bible
    • You’re dealing with a powerful book
      • changes nations
      • changes people
      • changes destinies
      • heals families
      • heals sinners