Tuesday, February 17, 2015

P6 Why the Bible is worthy of our consideration - the journey ahead

2 Timothy 3:15 "and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."

Introduction & Review
Today's post is giving the reader who has been following this current series a chance to catch their breath. In this series we are entitling "Why the Bible", we are featuring this question "why the Bible?" in posts that aim to answer it. In the past four posts we have done thus far on this subject, we have considered the following:

1. Why the Bible? Perilous times need God's Word. 2 Timothy 3:1-15

2. Why the Bible? It is unique in its authority (in three posts dedicated to each of three subjects below)
            a. Proofs of its revelation
            b. Purity of its writing
            c. Unparalled unity

Since this series carried over into this week, I felt it necessary to lay before the reader the next step in our journey. Knowing full well that the first posts laid the necessary groundwork for asserting what the Bible is and thus why we must identify it as God's Word, the next several posts will aim at defending these truths. In the upcoming posts we will deal with issues such as:

1. Why the Bible? The Bible's words are trustworthy

2. Why the Bible? The Bible's inspiration as God's Word

3. Why the Bible? The Bible is the basis for Christian living

4. Why the Bible? The Bible alone is the basis for the Gospel and reaching

5. Why the Bible alone is God's revealed book

6. Why the Bible has only 66 books - the issue of the canon

These six issues will be explored in 2 Timothy 3:15-4:5. The hope of this series is to equip the Christian reader with the basic tools needed to defend and communicate the truth of the Bible as God's Word.