Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Bible Leads us to Salvation

A world without the Bible would be even worse than a trip through Carlsbad Caverns without some kind of light. David said, "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path" (Psalms 119:105). He also wrote, "The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple" (Psalms 119:130). The Bible stands as a complete and final revelation from God and it gives spiritual light to dispense the darkness that may be in our individual lives as well as that which is in the world. It lights our way here on earth and it shines in order to show us the way to heaven.

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.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

All Bible Prophecies Always Fulfilled

The predictions of men, based on facts of the past and logical conclusions drawn from them, are sometimes right, but more often are in error. Even weather predictions, with all the sophisticated equipment and a storehouse of knowledge, often are wrong. But the difference in human predictions and Bible prophecy is that no man who spoke from God was ever wrong.

These men prophesied of men -- even their names -- and events hundreds of years before such events came to pass and concerning things which were obviously beyond the scope of human knowledge and wisdom at the time they were written. How could Micah know the Savior would be born in little, insignificant Bethlehem when he wrote 700 years before Christ was born? He could because God was with him. I want to encourage you to think on these things and put your faith and trust in almighty God who created us in His own image.

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2926 E. Mulberry St., Unit B
Fort Collins, CO   80524

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Bible is God's Moral Standard

Old Testament writers lived in a country surrounded by and influenced by heathen religions. New Testament writers were in the midst of the immoralities and vices of pagan Rome and Greece. Yet the moral standards which these writers set forth were far in advance of anything known at that time. This is again evidence that the Bible is from an omniscient God.

How can the skeptic account for the fact that the world's greatest literature and the highest moral standards came, not from the geniuses of Rome or the philosophers of Greece, but from a handful of Jewish fishermen who never went to college nor published a book. Christianity is the one standards that admits of universal application without destroying the world. No other religion elevates all mankind as does Christianity. The apostle Paul wrote, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28). God wants us to be unified in His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Are we really striving to practice New Testament Christianity based on the words of God's Son?