Is the Bible all sufficient?

Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

Is the Bible all sufficient? Read this and see………..
2 Tim. 3:16, 17 – "Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work." By the Scriptures the man of God is outfitted unto every good work.

 

2 Pet. 1 colonthree emoticon, 4 – "Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him that called us . . ." What more could you want?

John 20:30, 31 — "Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have life in his name." Man can believe only upon the presentation of adequate evidence. So the Bible records the "signs" done by Jesus. Luke calls these "many infallible proofs" (Acts 1:3–KJV). So the Bible presents sufficient evidence to cause one to believe.

The Holy Spirit guided the inspired writers to reveal "all truth" (Jno. 16:18) for all time (Jude 3). No other revelation is needed. Therefore, no other revelation will be given.

"Isa. 55:10, 11 – "For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." The Bible may not accomplish everything some man may think it should accomplish. But God declares it will accomplish everything He wants it to accomplish. That is precisely what we mean when we say the Bible is an allsufficient book. We mean it is capable of performing the things that God intended that it perform.

Man is not able to find his own way to heaven (Jer. 10:23), If he were, there would have been no need for the Bible. But since men flounder in the quagmires of sin, God gave them a revelation to "open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God" (Acts 26:18). The gospel is God's power to save (Rom. 1:16), and it is perfectly sufficient, being "able to save your souls" (Jas. 1:21).

This being stated ask yourself why do we need to change any of it to fit our thinking or our man made standard? Yet many have and many will continue in false doctrine to please themselves.

 

 

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