Bible Doctrinal Statement - Alejandra Pagoada Doctrinal Statement I believe the Bible is the word God Many people wonder where the Bible came from and

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Alejandra Pagoada Doctrinal Statement 3/2/15 I believe the Bible is the word God. Many people wonder where the Bible came from, and how did we get the Bible we read come to exist. In order to answer that question, we must first go over inspiration. What is Inspiration? Inspiration can be broken up into two parts or can be be defined using two other words: Revelation and Illumination. Revelation is the divine unveiling of truth. In other words, God clearly revealed or communicated information to people. The information he revealed to these people could not have otherwise been known. Illumination is the spiritual understanding of truth. This means that God allowed the people to whom these truths were given to understand it. Therefore, we can now conclude, that Inspiration is spiritual understanding of the truths that God revealed. It is because of the fact that these truths came from God, that the Bible is perfect, without error. Inspiration implies four truths about the Bible. The first one is that the Bible is Plenary. It is whole and is complete. Everything that God wanted us to know is in it. Nothing is missing. The second is that the Bible is verbal. Every single word, in the original manuscripts, is the word of God. The third is that the Bible is infallible. It is dependable. The Bible is incapable of failing us. The fourth and final one is that the Bible is inerrant. The Bible is without error. It is perfect. I believe the Bible and everything that is in it. Therefore I believe the truths that it has within itself about itself. The Bible itself claims to have inspiration. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it says that all scripture is breathed out by God. The Bible also claims to have Authority. In John 12:48, it says that he who rejects the word of God will be judged by the word of God. The question might arise, who would God give us the Bible? Why did He give us the Bible? There are three reasons why God gave us the Bible. The first reason is to set the record straight. We weren't at the events that happened 5,000 years ago, but God was. He wanted us to have accurate information of what happened. The second reason is to plainly reveal himself. Though He reveals himself to us everyday through other means, it is through the Bible that we clearly get to know God and his character. The third reason is to teach us three truths that we can only learn from the Bible and nowhere else. The first one if these is that man is completely corrupt, which is found in Isaiah 64:6. The second we see in Romans 5:6, which tells us that there is no way for man to save himself. Man is helpless to save himself and there is only one way for man to be saved. This brings me to the third truth. Man can only be saved by Faith in Christ's work done and finished on the cross.

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