Why I Believe the Bible to Be the Word of God
Dr. Adrian Rogers
II Timothy 3
I want you to take your Bibles please and turn with me
to II Timothy chapter 3 and we'll begin our reading in
verse 14. Paul is talking to young Timothy and he
says, "But continue thou in the things which thou hast
learned and has been assured of knowing of whom thou
hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast
known the holy Scriptures which are able to make thee
wise unto 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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto
all good works."
Why I believe the Bible, and I want to tell you,
friend, it is absolutely essential that you believe
the Word of God if you're to know anything spiritually
and if you're to have victory in your spiritual life.
The thing that keeps me going is not primarily what I
feel. Now, I thank God for feelings, but I'm a fellow
who operates in a moderately narrowed band. I don't
get all that high and I don't get all that low, but
the thing that keeps me going is not what I feel but
what I know. It is the truth of God's Word, the
principles, and the promises, and the power of God's
Word that sustain me and keep me going. If you do not
know God's Word and, beyond knowing God's Word, have
that firm assurance that the Bible is indeed the
inspired Word of God, you're going to be floundering
around in your Christian life. These hath God married
and no man shall part, dust on the Bible and drought
in the heart.
Now, Paul here is talking to Timothy about the Bible
and he tells him several things about the Bible. First
of all, he says that all Scripture is given by
inspiration of God in verse 16. That literally means
that all Scripture is the breath of God. You see, as
I'm speaking to you rig ...
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