(2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT) All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
(Matthew 24:35 NIV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
1. It is HISTORICALLY accurate.
(Psalm 33:4 NIV) For the word of the LORD is right and true; . . . .
2. It is SCIENTIFICALLY accurate.
(Psalm 148:5-6 NLT) Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being. He set them in place forever and ever. His decree will never be revoked.
(Isaiah 40:22 NIV) He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, . . . – – – round not flat
(Job 26:7 NIV) He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
(Leviticus 17:11 NLT) . . . for the life of the body is in its blood. – – now Docs give you blood
(Psalm 12:6 NIV) And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
3. It is PROPHETICALLY accurate.
(2 Peter 1:21 NIV) For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
(Revelation 22:6 NIV) The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
4. It is THEMATICALLY unified.
(Luke 24:27 NIV) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. – – – remember go find Jesus in the Word
5. It was TRUSTED by Jesus.
(Matthew 5:18 NIV) For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
6. It has SURVIVED all attacks.
(1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) …. the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”. . . .
7. It has TRANSFORMING power.
(Proverbs 4:22 NLT) for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
(John 8:31-32 NIV) Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”