We believe the Bible is God’s word. God Himself is the Author. In the Old and New Testaments He reveals His will to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Psalm 119:105; Jeremiah 15:16.
They are directly inspired by God, for the Holy Spirit enlightened the understanding of the writers. 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17.
They report the origin of our world and the human race, the entrance of sin, and the divine plan of redemption. Only through Jesus can a happy, eternal life be obtained in the new earth.
They contain statements that reveal past, present, and future events to us. The prophecies which have already been fulfilled are proof of their divine origin. Isaiah 46:9, 10.
The Bible reveals to us the necessary knowledge of and way to our soul’s salvation.
The Holy Scriptures, as the true, complete revelation of God, are the only infallible standard for our faith and life.