We have nothing to offer but the word of God. We have no Catechism, no Manual, no Confession of Faith; in short, no creed book of any kind but the Bible. If someone were to ask a member of the church, “What do you believe?” he would hand him a copy of the Bible! If the question were more specific, then the Bible would be opened to those passages that deal with that particular problem.
Our plea to each of you is, let the Bible be your guide. There probably has never been a time in modern history when the need for a return to the Bible has been more critical. There is religious division on every hand. Confusion abounds and honest, sincere people don’t know which way to turn. A prophet in the Old Testament cried, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23). Man can fly to the moon and walk on the ocean floor, but he lacks the ability to find his way to heaven. How desperately we need to open our Bibles and let the Lord tell us what is right.
It would be incorrect to say that the Bible is a guide. The reason? The Bible is THE guide! There is no other! 2 Tim. 3:16-17 tells us that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” This passage either states the truth or it does not. If it does not, then the Bible is not reliable. If it does state the truth, then the Bible is all any person needs to go to heaven because it will make him perfect and completely furnish him to all good works!
And so we plead, let the Bible be YOUR guide.
By Aude McKee Via the Beacon 12-21-2010
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