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Scripture’s Authority is Sufficient (2)

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Scripture is Sufficient in its Authority The implication of 2 Timothy 3 is clear: Scripture is the only needed dictate of one’s beliefs and actions. If it is sufficient for all a Christian needs to be and do, then it is sufficient in its authority. The Christian is able to bow to the Scriptures alone and fulfill God’s entire will […]

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The Sufficiency of Scripture (1) – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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            One of the believer’s greatest losses comes when he forgets the resource he possesses in God’s Word, and we are severely losing in modern Christendom. One has well said that there has never been so great a spiritual lethargy toward understanding Scripture despite our unique access to much Scriptural teaching. Though we are privileged with deluxe bound copies of […]

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Infallibility (4): The Foundation of Our Faith

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          As we look at the summation of this topic, it will be helpful for us to leave with practical wisdom from Scripture. How does infallibility affect my life? How does it change my Christianity? A look at a few Scriptures will bring unmistakable clarity to those questions.             Firstly, infallibility means Scripture cannot be broken, […]

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Inerrancy (2): Why It Is Necessary

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            The theologian who denies inerrancy is faced with certain foundational problems that he cannot wish away. He has to be inconsistent in how he interprets Scripture, he has to form a conviction about errors in the Bible apart from the Bible itself, and he has to nullify the true weight and authority of Scripture.             The liberal theologian would often […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (4) – Some Concluding Thoughts

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What is at Stake? – Implications of the Doctrine             Israel was the nation to which the oracles of God were committed. The idea of having a written and codified law seemed simple enough to them, causing them to vow rather ignorantly, “All that the Lord has commanded, we will do.” However, they soon realized otherwise in their forty years […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture – The Dynamics of Inspiration

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The Dynamics of Inspiration Generally Considered            Though last week there was much depth found in 2 Peter 1, there are obviously other passages that speak of God’s inspiration of Scripture. For instance, there are over 3,500 uses of phrases like “Thus saith the Lord” throughout the Bible. God has repeatedly embedded in it His stamp […]

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The Narrow-Minded God

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Believers are facing a tremendous battle in Western culture, namely over tolerance, relativism, and subjectivity. The media, Hollywood, mainstream “Christianity,” education, and any other outlet of information all bombard us with the message that respect toward every belief is the highest virtue. We know in our minds that this doesn’t align with reality, but with such a massive force of […]

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Our Only Hope: A Sufficient Scripture and Supreme Saviour

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We are faced with two options for a wake up call from God: revival or persecution. Both cause God’s people to take their Christianity more seriously. Though they take different forms, the resolve necessary is basically the same when facing either: to hold Scripture as sufficient and Christ as supreme. It is a high view of God and a radical […]

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Revival: When We Learn to Tremble at God’s Word – Lessons from Ezra and Joel

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The Word of God is always the means of the Spirit of God to bring conviction of sin and restoration to the Christian community. Apart from the Word of God, there will be no work from God. And as long as we have the idea that we can somehow separate the power of God from the clear, consistent teachings of […]

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God’s View of the Local Assembly

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The modern approach to whether or not the assembly should be highly esteemed would begin on preference. And when something doesn’t fit that preference, suddenly the concept of the local assembly fails to have any potential of being a dignified concept in that person’s mind. However, if we realize that it is God’s assembly we are considering, and that He […]

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