Why Do We Study the Bible? by John Barnett

Why Do We Study the Bible?
John Barnett

''Because it's Character is Divine''

The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
midst the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the eternal,
and they glow with a light sublime.

The Bible stands tho 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 ever y test we give it
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it
And to prove it ans make it mine.
-Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

Tonight , may I impress upon your heart that the book you hold in your hands is unlike any other in the Universe? And with that truth deeply upon our hearts, in the days ahead, shouldn't we treat it differently, read it diligently, wait before it expectantly and from it learn to live triumphantly?

There are three reasons why I believe we need to immerse ourselves in the Bible is truly like no other book anywhere:
- Because The Bible is Unique
- Because The Bible is Powerful
- Because The Bible is Divine

Tonight we are going to examine these three components of the Bible's Character, that make the Bible so precious.

I. The Bible is Unique

A. There is no other book like the Bible: The Bible contains... 3,566,480 letters; 810,697 words; 31,175 verses; 1,189 chapters and 66 books. It is, therefore, a ''divine library,'' and demands not only spiritual illumination, but also the practical application of reverent and diligent study methods in order to master its diversified subjects, as well as its unified message.
B. There was no other book written like the Bible.
1. Written over a 1600 year span.
2. Written over 60 generations.
3. Written by 40 plus authors from every walk of the life including kings,
4. peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars, etc.
a) Moses, a political leader, trained in the universities of Eqypt
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