THE BIBLE: THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD
1A – God Himself is the Author of the Bible. It is the Word of God.
The Bible is God’s message to you. It is the highest authority that man has to govern him in all matters of faith and practice. Both the act of believing and what you believe come from hearing and studying the Word of God. It is not for the church to decide what the Scriptures teach, but rather it is the Scriptures that decide what the church should teach. It is not up to you to accept part of the Word and reject the rest, nor to be a critic of the Bible; instead, the Word will determine whether you are acceptable or not, as your critic and judge. Some erroneously teach that truth and righteousness are relative to conditions and circumstances. However, wrong is still wrong; right is still right. Truth and righteousness are still absolutes, and God’s Word is still infallible. You must fully believe and obey it all.
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
DEUTERONOMY 6:6 – 9
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
PSALMS 19:7 – 10
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.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged 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.