Can We Trust the Bible?
Dr. Miles Seaborn
2 Tim. 3:14-17
Indeed, the most important discover we need to make it the discovery of the accuracy and the authenticity of scripture. Because everything we believe, everything we hold true and everything we hold dear is from the Word of God. And as Christians the basis for all authority and all Christian faith and commitment is the teaching of scripture, not the traditions of men.
The purpose of this study is to understand what the Bible teaches on these very important subjects. It is things that we happen to believe as Baptists, but this isn't a study on ''Baptist Doctrine.'' This is a study on the Bible and the teachings of scripture. And obviously if we are going to teach the scripture we need to understand what the scripture is and why we believe the scripture is authentic and accurate and is indeed the power of God. So beginning in Verse 14 of Chapter 3, II Timothy.
''But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing of whom you've learned them. And from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus. 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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.''
Now this is one of the key passages in all of scripture on the Word of God. And let's just pause right now and ask God to open our hearts and our minds to His Word and put His blessings upon this series of studies.
''Father, we thank you now for this new beginning in our studies. Thank for first time visitors, attendees and enrollees this morning who want to know you and want to study your Word and want to understand your truth. So, Father, I pray that your Holy Spirit would give us spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to perceive and hear, and Father, I p ...
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