The Bible

The Bible 2016-10-12T06:02:38+00:00

Origin

The original manuscripts of Scripture are God breathed; The Holy Spirit bore along and enabled men to write the Scriptures. Every word, thought and concept in the original text of Scripture is verbally and plenarily inspired 1. The books that were written through men by the bearing along of the Holy Spirit, are the 66 books comprising of the Old and New Testament which books constitute the entire written revelation from God.

Dispensation and Ages

When the Scriptures are taken literally, they teach of ages and seven dispensations 2.

An age is a period in which God shows something about Himself to intelligent beings.

A dispensation is a period of time in which God shows something to mankind about man.

Purpose

The Scriptures are profitable for doctrine to be learned but not practiced, reproof, correction, and instruction (child training) in righteousness for the man of God 3. (Scripture contains doctrine for the man of God to only  learn from and doctrine that the man of God is to live by.)


1 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21;1 Timothy 5:18
2 Ephesians 1:10; Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 3:2; Ephesians 3:9; Romans 11:36;Romans 12:2; Galatians 1:4; Colossians 1:25; 1 Timothy 1:4; Matthew 12:32; 1 Corinthians 2:6
3 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 10:6,11