As long as I can remember I have believed that the Bible is the word of God but in the early part of my life I didn’t understand it because I wasn’t taught about it at home and I attended a church that wasn’t always Biblical in its teachings. When I was 14 I believed that the way to be saved was to be baptized and then live a good enough life so that I would deserve to go to Heaven, so I got baptized and set about trying to finish earning my salvation.
A little more than two years later I had a Sunday school teacher who was saved and who listened regularly to a radio program called Back to the Bible. She recommended it to the class and I began listening to it. As a result I realized that I was on the wrong path in trying to earn my salvation. I finally understood that salvation is gift of God and I received that gift by putting my faith in Christ.
Why should we study the Bible? Second Timothy 3:16 gives us four reasons.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. Read the rest of this entry
The Old Testament contains many commands which were given specifically to Israel. How should Christians regard these commands? Should we ignore them as not being relevant to us today or can we learn something from studying them? The Bible gives us the answer to this question.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
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