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What's so Special about the Bible? (10 of 13)
Series: Famous Last Words
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 3:16-17
I’ve entitled this message, “What’s So Special about the Bible?” Now the Bible is a book that has been maligned and downplayed and downgraded for centuries and centuries and centuries. And the reason is because the Bible is the Word of God. And the devil hates the Bible because he hates the Word of God. And so it’s very interesting. The very first words that the devil ever said to a human being had to do with the Word of God, and he caused Eve to doubt the Word of God, “Indeed, has God said you shall not eat from every tree of the garden?” It was a question mark on the Word of God. The Bible is a book that has been attacked, and it has stood through all those attacks, and it stands as a special, special book. It’s a book that definitely, if you’ll spend time in this book and you’ll apply this book to your life, it will change your life. But the question – why is it so special? We want to talk about that question from the two verses that are so famous in 2nd Timothy chapter 3. The Scripture says this: “All Scripture (not some, not most), all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Now, what makes the Bible different from any other books?
People that don’t believe the Bible, they’ll say, “The Bible is just a book. It’s just a book written by men. It’s no different than any other book. And there’s nothing special about the book. And it’s not the Word of God. It doesn’t even contain the Word of God.” Some people will say, “It’s just a bunch of myths.” So why do we say the Bible is special? What makes it different? Three distinctive: Number one: The Bible is inspired by God. It is inspired by God. The Scriptures says, “All Scripture is inspired by God…” The word inspired is an interesting word. It’s a compo ...
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