We believe the Bible is God’s word. God Himself is the Author. In the Old and New Testaments He reveals His will to us.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 – For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Psalm 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Jeremiah 15:16 – Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
They are directly inspired by God, for the Holy Spirit enlightened the understanding of the writers.
2 Peter 1:19-21 – We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 – And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
They report the origin of our world and the human race, the entrance of sin, and the divine plan of redemption. Only through Jesus can a happy, eternal life be obtained in the new earth.
They contain statements that reveal past, present, and future events to us. The prophecies which have already been fulfilled are proof of their divine origin.
Isaiah 46:9, 10 – Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.
The Bible reveals to us the necessary knowledge of and way to our soul’s salvation.
The Holy Scriptures, as the true, complete revelation of God, are the only infallible standard for our faith and life.