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10 Things the Bible IS

1) The Bible IS the Unadulterated Word of God.

This should go without saying; however, many these days make it their personal life’s work to discredit the Word of God. They can’t, yet they’ve succeeded in swindling countless lost souls.

Every word of God is pure.
— Proverbs 30:5
...The Word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken)...
— John 10:34

2) The Bible IS written by the Inspiration of the Spirit of God.

Contrary to the belief of many who declare that the Bible is merely the invention of men, the Bible--although written by men--is absolutely given, inspired by the very [Holy] Spirit of God.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…
— II Timothy 3:16

It can’t get any clearer than that.

3) The Bible IS a User-Friendly Manual.

The Bible is a surprisingly easy Book to understand. Sure, there are parts that are beyond us, but that’s where the Spirit of God comes in to teach us His Truth. What good would it do for God to commission and inspire a Book that His children couldn’t understand?

To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion—a wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, to understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
— Proverbs 1:2-7
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
— John 14:23-25

4) The Bible IS a Guide for Living.

Not only is the Bible user-friendly (not to be confused with seeker-friendly!), but it is also a Guide. If we allow It, It will lead us on the path(s) we should go in life.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105
You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
— Psalm 73:24

5) The Bible IS a Love Story.

The Bible is many things, yet one is that is most certainly a love story or love letter if you will of God’s love for His people. Despite the unrequited love, God--even to the end--reaches out to those who would be His people. (See the Song of Solomon.)

When I passed by [Israel] again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God.
— Ezekiel 16:8
Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by a lover and is committing adultery, just like the love of the Lord for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans.”
— Hosea 3:1

6) The Bible IS Personal.

The Bible is written to everyone and just you at the same time. Everyone could read the same story and the Holy Spirit (NOT including those influenced by another spirit!) will grant each reader a personalized illumination of God’s revelation for what that specific person needs at that specific point in time. God inspired the writing of the Scripture JUST.FOR.YOU.

Also, the Scripture denotes a salvation that is personal. Family, loved ones, and peers cannot save you. Only God can save you for you. If a group [of people] is saved, it is because they have been individually saved by God.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
— John 3:16
...Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling…
— Philippians 2:12

7) The Bible IS Balanced.

God is a God of balance and this is seen plainly in His Word, the Bible. Everything from the Word to the Gospel to prophecy must have balance.

Example 1: Prophecy ALWAYS comes with a condition. God’s Word is always true, yet we make it void through our own sin and failures.

Example 2: God dispenses both blessings and curses because He is just in a way that we mortals cannot fully understand.

Example 3: God’s gifts may be revocable, but when we operate in them outside of Him, He removes His enabling Spirit from us.

Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known. Now it shall be, when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which you go to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal….For you will cross over the Jordan and go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and you will possess it and dwell in it. And you shall be careful to observe all the statutes and judgments which I set before you today.
— Deuteronomy 11:26-30, 32
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…
— II Timothy 3:16
But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
— I Corinthians 14:3
Preach the word….Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
— II Timothy 4:2

8) The Bible IS Applicable.

One of the most amazing things about the Bible is that it is not merely a historical artifact; it’s written for daily application regardless of the day or age. It is extremely relatable.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you.
— Proverbs 4:7-9
To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion—a wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, to understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
— Proverbs 1:1-7

9) The Bible IS Unchanging.

Jesus is the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14), we know that if He is unchanging, then so is the Word of God, the Bible.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
— Hebrews 13:8
For I am the Lord, I do not change…
— Malachi 3:6

10) The Bible IS Christ.

I touched on this briefly in the last point, but Christ is the Word of God made flesh.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
— John 1:1, 2, 14
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
— Revelation 19:11-13

BONUS #1: The Bible IS Our Sustenance.

Just as our natural bodies feed and gain nutrition from the things we eat, so our spirit-man feeds and gains its nutrition from “feeding” on the Word of God.

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
— Luke 4:4
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst….I am the bread of life.”
— John 6:35, 48

BONUS #2: The Bible is Our Sword.

The Word of God is a weapon--a double-edged sword meant to be used in our daily warfare against the enemy of our souls.

...And the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…
— Ephesians 6:17
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
— Hebrews 4:12