Bible Presumptions

Over the years I have met many Christians, both new and “mature”, who don’t quite know how to approach and handle the Bible and so they avoid it. Several years ago in a Bible study class at a church I no longer attend, a man tried to convince me that the Bible isn’t all that important after giving your life to Jesus. It wasn’t the first time I had encountered such a person and it was definitely not the last.

Everyone comes to the Bible with a certain attitude or presumption.  To some it is a compilation of moral platitudes that although nice to live by, do not constitute a sophisticated world view. To others it represents a dangerous level of dogma that promotes ignorance and intolerance. More still come to the Bible as if it were a buffet where you take what you like and leave the rest. None of these views can satisfy the need we have to understand the God we claim to serve.

We need the Bible to:

  • Understand the price of sin and the sacrifice to redeem us
  • Give us strength to persevere when times are difficult
  • Teach us to praise God when there is victory
  • Fight temptation with its words.

The Bible is the primary source for Christian living and the best reminder of the great love coming from our savior, Jesus Christ, for the times when we don’t feel like He is there at all.

 

It is His word without error or contradiction that we can trust and use to build our faith.

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

Romans 10:17

“Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?”

Galatians 3:2

“Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law or by hearing with faith—“

Galatians 3:5

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