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66 Love Letters of God's Redeeming Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"You read other books.  This book will read you." Adrian Rogers

 

These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, hand that believing you may have life in His name.
(Jn 20:31, NKJV).

 

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine." (Jn. 8:31, NASB).

 

"The biggest division between Christians is no longer between one denomination and another but between those who accept the Bible as the inspired word of God and those who do not." ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, “The turning point of the battle between those who hold the faith once delivered to the saints and their opponents lies in the true and real inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.” 

This is the dividing line: the inspiration of the Word of God. If the Bible is not an infallible standard of truth, Spurgeon continued, “we are at sea without a compass, and no danger from rough weather without can be equal to the loss within.” 

 

"The Bible is not such a book as man would write if he could because it condemns him or could write if he would because it surpasses him." ~ Louis Chafer

 

"Diocletian (244-311) called in all of the copies of the word of God that there were--burned them and erected a monument and he said said [“Extincto nomene Christianorum”] (the name Christian is extinguished).  Diocletian is gone and I am preaching the word of God." ~  Adrian Rogers

 

"Men lie to get out of trouble not in trouble." ~  Adrian Rogers

 

The cults try to twist it.

The liberals water it down.

The humanists ignore it.

So-called Christians claim they love it but don't study it.  Some people have enough dust on their Bible to write with their finger 'damnation'. ~  Adrian Rogers

 

Have you ever heard the excuse:  People can interpret the Bible in a variety of ways, you cannot be sure what it says."?  This statement is false. 

Every Bible verse means exactly what the author intended it to mean. It is for us to discover what that is. The real questions should be--which hermeneutic do you use?

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17, NKJV).

No portion of scripture is included accidentally. In fact, Jesus said added: "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled (Mt 5:18)."

The scriptures are full and sufficient (Lu 16:29,31), an unerring guide (Pr 6:23; 2Pe 1:19), written for our instruction (Ro 15:4), intended for the use of all men (Ro 16:26), nothing should be taken from, or added to them (De 4:2; 12:32). One portion of scripture is to be compared with another (1 Co 2:13).

Ignorance of the scriptures is man's source of error (Mt 22:29; Ac 13:27). Christ enables us to understand (Luke 24:45). The Holy Spirit enable us to understand (Joh 16:13; 1Co 2:10-14). No prophecy of, is of any private interpretation (2Pe 1:20). Everything should be tried by the scriptures (Isa 8:20; Ac 17:11). They should be the standard of teaching (1Pe 4:11.29. Mere hearers of scriptures deceive themselves (Jas 1:22). Torrey, R. (1995, c1897). The new topical text book : A scriptural text book for the use of ministers, teachers, and all Christian workers. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos research Systems, Inc.

 

Excerpt John MacArthur's The Character of God's Word

The Inspiration of Scripture by John MacArthur

 

"'Internal proof' is the term used to describe the Bible's divine origin.  The fact that forty different authors from several different countries, sharing almost no mutual acquaintance, wrote sixty-six books in three different languages over the course of two thousand years, yet produced essentially one book with one clear message is strong evidence that God was behind the writings of Scripture.  Though some books were historical, others prophetical, some devotional, and still others ethical, yet the writers created one unified text.  Its shared thoughts about God, man, sin, eternal punishment, and the mode of salvation are all strong proofs that the book is a revelation from God (1001 Surprising Things You Should Know About God, MacGregor, Prys, pg. 230)."

How to Make Your Bible Come Alive (right click, open) by Adrian Rogers

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"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (Ti 3:16-17, NKJV)."

*  The Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

*  The Bible is made up of 66 different books that were written over 1600 years (from approximately 1500 BC to AD 100) by more than 40 kings, prophets, leaders, and followers of Jesus.  The Old Testament has 39 books (written approximately 1500-400 BC).  The New Testament has 27 books (written approximately AD 45-100).  The Hebrew Bible has the same text as the English Bible's Old Testament, but divides an and arranges it differently.

*  The Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew, with some Aramaic.  The New Testament was written in Greek.

*  The books of the Bible were collected and arranged and recognized as inspired sacred authority by councils of rabbis and councils of church leaders based on careful guidelines. 

*  Before the printing press was invented, the Bible was copied by hand.  the Bible was copied very accurately, in many cases by special scribes who developed intricate methods of counting words and letter to insure that no error had been made.

*  The Bible was the first book ever printed on the printing press with moveable type (Gutenberg Press, 1455, Latin Bible).

*  There is much evidence that the Bible we have today is remarkably true to the original writings.  Of the thousands of copies made by hand before AD 1500, more than 5,300 Greek manuscripts from the New Testament alone still exist today.  The test of the Bible is better preserved than the writings of Caesar, Plato, or Aristotle.

*  The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls confirmed the astonishing reliability of some of the copies of the Old testament made over the years.  Although some spelling variations exist, no variation affects basic Bible doctrines.

*  As the Bible was carried to other countries, it was translated into the common language of the people by scholars who wanted to know God's Word.  Today there are still 2,000 groups with no Bible in their own language.

*  By AD 200, the Bible was translated into seven languages; by AD 500, 13 languages; by AD 900, 17 languages; by AD 1400, 28 languages; by 1800, 57 languages; by 1900, 537 languages; by 1980, 1,100 languages...

Pamphlet: How We Got the Bible
Increase Your Confidence in the Reliability of the Bible How We Got the Bible will inspire your students with the stories of early Bible translators. This time line of key people and events in the history of the Bible shows ancient writing materials, such as stone and clay tablets, leather scrolls, papyrus, early hand copied books, and more. Features people who gave their lives to translating and printing the Bible, including William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, King James, Erasmus, and Johann Gutenberg. Size 8.5" x 5.5". Fits in a Bible cover. Unfolds to 33" long. Also available as a laminated or unlaminated wall chart, and a 10 pk of pamphlets, and a PowerPoint presentation.

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Why Trust the Bible? pamphlet
*  Is the Bible an ancient document that has been tampered with? Has it been edited many times over the centuries and now is filled with errors?

"...[T]he Bible was written by approximately 40 different authors over a period of around 1500 years. Each writer wrote with a different style, from a different perspective, to a different audience, for a different purpose. We should expect some minor differences. However, a difference is not a contradiction..." full text: Does the Bible contain errors, contradictions, or discrepancies?

"More than ninety-nine percent of the variants in the New Testament are not even noticeable when the text is translated; of the remaining differences, none affects any vital aspect of the Christian faith...In two-million-plus pages of biblical text, there are between 200,000 and 400,000 variations in working or spelling...What the skeptics don't clearly communicate to their readers...is their sheer insignificance of these variants.

Most of the 400,000 variations stem from differences in spelling, word order, or the relationships between nouns and definite articles--slight variants that are easily recognizable. After minor spelling errors and slight variations in word order are factored out, there is more than 99% agreement between all of the known manuscripts of the Bible! Of the remaining variants, none affects any crucial element of the Christian faith..." full text: Why Trust the Bible?

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The Gospels: "Lost" and Found pamphlet
*  Who really wrote the Gospels? Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Or were they written by people who were utterly unconnected with the eyewitnesses as some books and TV shows claim? Were they written centuries after Jesus’ death and resurrection, long after Jesus’ followers had died? Were there gospels that were included in the New Testament—and later removed?

Extra-biblical sources:  Is there any confirmation of Biblical events from written sources outside the Bible?

Gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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