Sunday, July 10, 2011

Inspired & Indispensible

I have never been successful in blogging. I tried to revive and cultivate that habit in vain. I took an overview of my blog posts over the last couple of years; it had some variety and I could find no common thread in them.

  • Bible on the other hand, was written over a span of 1400 years, and more than 40 authors had a hand in composing its content.
  • These writers came from all walks of life-from kings to peasants-and they wrote in every conceivable condition.
  • Some were in love, some were in jail, some were in trouble, and some occupied positions of wealth and power.
  • Some were poets; others preachers. Some were historians; others history makers.
  • These authors wrote on three continents and in three languages.
  • They covered hundreds of controversial subjects in 66 unique writings. Their writings were compiled at various stages along the way not all at the same time.
  • Yet when we pick up this book, we hold in our hands one unified volume with a logical beginning, a climatic ending, a story that comes a full circle. It doesn’t contradict itself.
  • It’s content answers the questions of our minds and satisfies the longings of our hearts.
  • This is the wonder of God’s word which has not only passed the test of time-it puts to test and demands the respect of all the ages.
  • It begins with the “In the beginning” in Genesis 1:1 and ends with a resounding “Amen” in Revelation 22:21.

AT Pierson great man of God from the past generation once said, if we collect 66 books on any given subject, let us say on the subject of “love” even if we restrict it to one century, the same language and even in the same genre. The resulting compilation might become a prized collection but it will still remain non-unified and contradictory.

The Holy Scriptures on the other hand, remain unified and non-contradictory. There’s a common theme “salvation”….common enemy “Satan”….frequent warning against the danger of “falling into sin”…and only one way out…through our Lord and Savior “Jesus Christ – the unblemished ram”.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God

Because the Scripture is inspired, it is indispensible.

One of the corner-stones beliefs of our Christian life is that “The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God”.

Here's a test of that last statement: Do you believe in the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis as written? Why? or why not?


Heavenly Father, a man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Your word is life to us. The Psalmist says in 119:93 I will never forget your precepts for by them you have given me life. Proverbs 4:2 says, For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.

Give us this day our daily bread. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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