The Bible, God's Holy Word
The Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New
Testaments (Genesis through Revelation) is an authorative,
all sufficient, and complete and final relevation
of God to man. The Bible was originally written by "inspiration"
(being "God-breathed") in which the writers were "moved"
(or "carried" or "borne" along) by the Holy Spirit
in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally,
plenarily, and verbally inspired, free from any error, infallible,
and inerrant. The Bible is in truth, the word of God.
Acts 1:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17
Its Supreme Standard
The Bible was given for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness and
is to be the center of true Christian unity and the supreme
standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions
shall be based.
Psalm 119:11,105; John 5:39; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; John 17:17; 2 Cor. 5:10
God has promised
to preserve His Words
and, by His Providential care, God has kept His
Word pure down through the ages as He promised.
Psalm 12:6-7; 78:1-8; 119:89,111,152,160; Eccles. 3:14; Isaiah 30:8; 40:6-8; Matt. 4:4; 5:17-18; 24:35; John 10:35; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 John 1:2
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8
The Bible Stands
The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
’Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.
The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands.
The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can.
The Bible stands, and it will forever
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey.
The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove and to make it mine.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matt. 24:35