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Are You All In on the Promises of God?

We are to live as people who are all in on God’s promises. There does not seem to be any permissible half-hearted support of God’s program. We can’t be half in and half out; we are either all in or all out.

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Why I Believe the Bible

We must remember that there is nothing wrong with the Bible. Its transmission is perfect and clear. The problem is with our reception.

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The Only Perfect Part of the Sunday Service

The only perfect part of the Sunday service is when the Bible is read. When we open up the Scriptures and read the Word of God we are ensuring that perfection is on display.

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Are You Allergic to God’s Judgment?

If we are allergic to his judgment then we will also be allergic to his glory, for God is glorified, not only through salvation but also judgment.

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We Hold Precious Words Close

Too often, our Bibles, those leather-bound tabernacles of grace scented with the divine presence, are ignored. When read they are often skimmed like headline news or a Facebook feed. A recovery of the Bible’s preciousness will keep it in our hands.

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Creation’s Alarming Parody

Much of what we read in the news is a theological parody of the God of the Bible. While this is unsettling it also reminds us of the truthfulness of God’s Word.

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The Bible Is Unbreakable

As Christians we should thank God for how he has preserved the Bible. This gives us confidence in evangelism and in our own daily walk.

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Common Evangelical Attacks Against Sola Scriptura

When we trade out sola scriptura for sola experienca we not only lose the power to sanctify but the essence of what it means to live as a Christian.

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Notecard Answers for Why I Believe the Bible

As Christians we are to always be ready to give a defense of the hope that is within us (1 Pet. 3:15). The basis of this hope is our confidence that the Bible is God’s Word. It is trustworthy and sufficient.

There are many times when our confidence in the Bible can come under attack. Consider a temptation to doubt the truth of God’s Word when you or someone close to you is diagnosed with a severe medical condition. Are you tempted to doubt the sufficiency and truthfulness of God’s promises? Or consider the moment of great temptation to sin. Like Eve you are appraising the way the desire can bring satisfaction to you and meet your need. You weigh this against God’s Word. At some point you have to remind yourself of the truthfulness of the Bible. Finally, consider a conversation with an unbelieving friend who is sanctioning their lifestyle because the Bible is not true. In each of these scenarios you need to have some quick, simple, and compelling truths on retainer.

I’ve put these 5 together as something of a quick reference notecard for why I believe the Bible. I’m sure there is an acronym or something clever but I’ve not thought of it.

(1) The Biblical Argument.

By this I simply mean that the Bible claims to be God’s Word. This claim is not just in a remote passage or book but throughout. We read in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, …

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Being Biblical and unChristian

We all have blind spots. We have our issues. Whether we are talking about personal, social, or theological blind spots, we have them. And to say you don’t, is to, well, make my point.

The important thing for us to look for said weaknesses, identify them and replace them. This is living life as a fallen sinner it is reality.

But sometimes our blind spots are our hobby horses. And this is a problem.

I can remember arguing about abortion with a friend who is pro-choice. In the midst of the discussion (it was civil) he called me out on my flippancy concerning life in the various wars that the US is involved in. He had a point. My issue was inconsistent. I had a blind spot.

Outspoken Bible Guys
I think there are people who are outspoken in their passion and devotion to the Bible. They are proponents of taking the Bible literally, being black or white and trying their best to obey what it says. We might call them evangelicals, fundamentalists, or simply Protestants. There really are many names and stripes available.

These guys (and ladies) will rightly go after those who compromise the Scriptures. They call out those who deny the Bible’s inspiration and inerrancy. They oppose people who inject their ministries with pragmatic methods. They decry the moral compromise in and around the professing church. All of this to say, no one would accuse them of being unbiblical. In fact, this is their cry, “we are just being biblical.”

And quite frankly, …

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