Friday, July 25, 2014

The Value of the Bible

The value of the Bible comes from its source and it's function. God is the source of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 says is breathed out by God. Some versions say inspired by God, but the Greek word "theopneust" literally means "breathed out". 

The functions of the Bible are set out in the same verse. First, Scripture teaches sound doctrine. Some of it is hard to understand. For that reason, God gave the church teachers to communicate sound doctrine through instruction in the Scriptures. Teachers cannot invent new doctrines. Rather, they study the Bible until they understand it's meaning, then teach it to others. 
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