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
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
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17