It’s important for us to see the Bible rightly. If we approach The Bible wrongly, then we will also get God’s message to us wrong. Below are 4 basic ways for us to see The Bible correctly.
Sufficiency of Scripture (John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:22-25; Psalm 119:1). Wayne Grudem said, “Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and obeying him perfectly.”
Clarity of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:14). While there are parts of Scripture that are difficult to understand (2 Peter 3:15-16), the Bible in general is clear in its message.
Authority of Scripture (Psalm 19:7-10; Matthew 5:17-18; John 10:35; John 17:17). Also from Grudem: “All the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.”
Necessity of Scripture (Psalm 119:15-16). If you want to know who God is, what He has done, and what He aims to do in and through us, you need to read the Scriptures.
Time does not allow us to go into detail, but keep your eye open next Tuesday as we talk about the sufficiency of Scripture.