I am going to urge you throughout this book always to focus on what the Bible says, not on what men say and not on what your denomination says either. If you form a view or believe something, let it be solely because the Bible …Read More
The Bible is infallible
Beware of people who “explain away” the Bible or assume that it does not really mean what it says. The Bible always means what it says and is always true. There are no errors or contradictions in it. That is one of the reasons why …Read More
How to interpret the Bible – the “golden rule”
We can get ourselves into an awful mess by not knowing how to interpret the Bible. However, we can avoid most of those problems by adopting the following approach as our starting point. This is often referred to as “the golden rule”. That is to …Read More
How to find references in the Bible
Underneath each Bible quotation I put what is called a “reference”. For example, at the beginning of this chapter there is a quotation, i.e. 2 Timothy 3:16-17. That means verses 16 and 17 from chapter three of apostle Paul’s second letter to a man called …Read More
Prophecies in the Bible
One amazing thing the Bible does is to tell us about the future. A very high percentage of the Bible consists of prophecy. God does this for a number of reasons. Firstly, he wants us to understand what lies ahead so that we can be …Read More
Who wrote the Bible and when?
The Bible consists of 66 separate books or letters written by 40 different men, starting with Moses in about 1,500 BC. He wrote the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. These five books are, together, called “The Law of Moses” …Read More
What is the Bible? – How did it come to be written and why should we believe it?
16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any …Read More