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.
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.
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?
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
10) The Bible IS Christ.
I touched on this briefly in the last point, but Christ is the Word of God made flesh.
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.
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.