About The Bible 3
God is *the Truth. The Bible is *the truth about the truth.* Theology is *the truth about the truth about the Truth.*
Let the Bible illuminate your mind, not confirm it. What you do with the Bible will determine what God will do with you. It is easier to LIVE the Bible if you LEARN it because you LOVE it.
It is a FIRE Jeremiah 5:14: Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
It is a HAMMER Jeremiah 23:29: Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
It is sharper than a SWORD Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
It is a SEED 1 Peter 1:23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
It is MILK 1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
It is MEAT Hebrews 5:12: For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
It is LIGHT Psalms 119:105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
It is a MIRROR James 1:25: But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book that you can by reason and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. It is the best Book which God has given to man.
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your duty.
When the late Queen Victoria was asked the secret of England*s greatness, she took down a copy of the Scriptures, and pointing to the Bible, she said,
That Book explains the power of Great Britain.
Daniel Webster once affirmed:
If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper.
These great leaders truly believed that the only sure foundation of a nation*s belief and practice was God*s Word.
Two hundred fifty years ago Voltaire said: Fifty years from now the world will hear no more of the Bible. Fifty years later in the house of Voltaire in Paris, where he uttered these words, the Geneva Bible Society was doing a thriving business, while Voltaire was a name unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.
Dr. J. Vernon McGee:
The Bible is probably the most maligned Book that ever has been written. It has been attacked as no other book has ever been attacked. Yet it has ministered and does minister to literally millions of people around the globe, and it has been doing this now for several thousand years. A Book of this nature and with this tremendous impact upon the human family certainly deserves the intelligent consideration of men and women.