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Gold rush of 1849. Over 300,000 people from around the world descended upon Northern California to search for one of the rarest precious metals on earth. They came digging, panning, and mining for rocks that they thought would give them life through wealth. While a few did strike it rich, most who came, went back home disappointed and broke. (surprisingly enough a man named Levi Straus made the most money when he created a new type of pants call jeans, with a durable cloth, able to take the rugged environment and work the gold miners were doing)
This morning we look for something far more valuable than gold. We are looking for Truth.
Truth Comes from God
One of our Core Values here at Spring Run is Truth and Meaning. We firmly believe that truth can only come from one particular source, and that source is God. God has chosen to reveal His truth to us in His written Word, the Bible. We call it the Holy Bible because we believe that the words found in it are the actual words of God.
We believe in the infallibility and inerrancy of the Scriptures. This simply means that the Bible is completely trustworthy and without error in its original manuscripts.
The authority of the Bible depends not on the testimony of any man but completely upon the authority of God Himself. Listen to what these three passages say about the Bible:
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God1 may be complete, equipped for every good work.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
''And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.''
2 Peter 1:21
''For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from G ...
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