How do I know the Bible is True?


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Rolling Hills Community Church - Belmont Heights Campus - Nic Allen Set in Stone | January 6, 2019

How do I know the Bible is True? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Note On Screens Only “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. ​Matthew 7:24-29 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.​ ​2 Timothy 3:16-17​ (ESV) 2 Timothy 3:16-17 for me is in ESV this week. All other references NIV THAT​ the Bible is true comes from its ​source​: ​God​. Dual Source vs. Single Source Theory: In evolving Church ​tradition​ or in ​scripture​ alone. Sola​ scriptura: The Bible alone is our highest authority. THAT​ the Bible is true undergirds our ​doctrine​: what we ​believe​. useful for teaching, for reproof (​ Vs. 16) THAT​ the Bible is true underpins our conduct: how we live. for correction, and for training in righteousness ​(Vs. 16) The Bible gives us all we need to ​know​ and ​follow​ Jesus. Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.​ ​John 20:30-31 How Do I Know The Bible Is True?

Rolling Hills Community Church - Belmont Heights Campus - Nic Allen Set in Stone | January 6, 2019 ●

There is a difference between ​why​ and ​how​.

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 ​ Corinthians 4:4-6 We can look to history, science, archaeology, and other references for additional ​confirmation but… Only the power of God revealing the ​glory​ of God can offer life-saving ​belief​ in the Word of God. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.​ 1 Corinthians 2:14 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love Him—these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God​. ​1 Corinthians 2:7-10 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.​ 1 Corinthians 2:14