The Centrality of the Bible

The Centrality of the Bible

We are Bible believing Christians.  Our focus is on the Bible as the Word of God.  The Gospel is central, it’s message is the core.  Everything in the Bible is meant to be Good News.  The Bible is central to all that we do.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that all scripture is spoken (inspired) by God and is profitable, useful, beneficial and without error.  God did not dictate, he spoke to each and they wrote in their own way, in their own language and vocabulary, according to their own situation and personal needs.  For example Paul’s writing is different than Peter’s or anyone else.

The question is, in which way is what is written beneficial.  Is it according to world view, or is it to teach us to God’s word to form our view of the world.  Our thinking needs to be guided by the Word of God.  When you face a question that you don’t know the answer to, ask yourself what does the Bible say?

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