The Bible is truly a lamp shining in darkness. In the midst of wickedness, sin and selfishness, the Bible shines as a giant beacon showing the way of God like a lighthouse standing on the shore beaming its bright light to the lost ones at sea. We really do need the Bible in order for us to have the light that will lead us to salvation. Humans do not inherit the guilt of sin as we do the color in our eyes. We are not born a sinner as many people teach. However, we will sin. Paul affirmed this truth when he wrote, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). If there was no remedy for our sin, then all of us would be doomed to eternal damnation because "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
While there is no escape from physical death, there is an escape from a final separation from God -- and it is the Bible and the Bible alone that supplies us with that information. The apostle Paul wrote, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek" (Romans 1:16). James writes "Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls" (James 1:21).
It is a fact that creeds, manuals, prayer books, catechisms, disciplines and any other book or creed cannot provide us the true light of salvation as the Bible does. The Bible is the inspired word of almighty God, the other books are not. They are unnecessary and are in fact additions to God's Word (Revelation 22:18-19). I want to encourage you to think on these things because our eternal destiny depends upon it.