Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth – Is the Bible reliable?”by Richard Daughtridge

Beginning November 9th Pastor Daughtridge begin a series entitled “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”. We will examine the Bible through seven messages. We will highlight seven covenants that God made with man in His Word. The covenants that are confirmed by history, archeology, biblical record and experience reconfirms the Bible to be the most unique book ever written.

Todays Sermon: The Holy Bible / Fact or Fiction?

Old Testament and New Testament

Bible has 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

Written by 30 different authors over approximately 1500 years.

It has 30,442 verses in Old and New Testament combined.

Over 6000 years of history , in addition to an endless eternity past and eternity future.

The Bible is:

Science – History – Sociology – Theology – Anthropology – Literature- Prophecy

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Main theme is God’s relationship to man.

What is so different about the Bible?

  1. Revelation = Information God revealed
  2. Inspiration process = How He revealed it
  3. Illumination = How we comprehend it.

Where did The Bible come from?

What are the claims of the Bible?

2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Inspired means God Breathed

In Exodus chapter 24 Moses was instructed to write the words that God told Him to write.

Jeremiah 30:2

Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

2 Peter 1:20-21

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

The Bible is inherent and infallible.

John Wesley If there is one mistake in the Bible then there may as well be a thousand.

Matthew 22:29-32

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. [30] For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [31] But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, [32] I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Christ believed the Bible to be the Inspired, Inherent, Infallible Word of God.

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Matt 12 Jonah

Matt 24 Noah

Matt 17 Sodom and Gomorrah

Matt 22 After life

Conclusion

Mark 13:31

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

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