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July 15, 2021 8:00 am
Is the Bible truly the word of God. Listen closely to Adrian Rogers. How many of you believe all of your heart. But the Bible for God.
How many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper and sailed elevation.
How many of you spend more time with the newspapers than you do with the word of God reading something that you don't believe that neglecting something you say you do believe, don't you think that we better get things in priority this is where the king and we going to learn how to have authority when we get under the authority of the word of the God welcome to teaching dynamic teaching of master during author Adrian Rogers. There's an ongoing war over the Bible. There are those who despise and distinct.
One of the greatest enemies of the Bible are those who disregard that idiot very word of God. If we want the kingdom authority that God's promised his children, we must be under the authority of the word of God. If you have your Bible turn to first Peter chapter 1 beginning verse 23 is Adrian Rogers discusses the word of God to God's word and try to first Peter chapter 1 in a moment where you begin reading in verse 23 we been talking about kingdom authority and God put you in his kingdom is given you back dominion, that Adam lost a want you to have authority in your life you not to be a slave of the world the flesh and the devil you not to be a victim. You are to be a victor you want to be living in this life, raining in this life and authority, but we have taught you that in order to have authority, you must submit yourself to authority are you can never be over those things that God want you to be over until you are under those things that God has said over you is that makes sense to you. You must be under in order to be over now. God does not give his authority to rebels. If you have a rebellious spirit. If you rebel against authority that God is set over you, then God is not going to give kingdom authority to you and if you live without kingdom authority.
What a tragic loss. Today were going to talk to you about the authority of the word of the Lord because when the king is supreme, then his word is supreme so were talking to you today about the word of the King and the word of the king is the word of God. Now let's read what the Scripture says about the word of God and we got a break-in in verse 23. It tells us how we are saved, being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abide forever for all flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower grass.
The grass with the flower thereof follow the way, but the word of the Lord forever. And this is the word by which the gospel is preached on BU is very obvious that the theme there is the word word of the Lord.
The word of the King.
What can you do with the Bible.
Well, there are some who despise the Bible they hate Christ, they hate the Bible I hate churches.
They hate you, they hate me and they despise the word of God. But not only that those who despise the Bible are those who deny the Bible. They just simply say I don't believe it. I don't accept it as the word of God and that settles then there are others. They don't despise it are deny it, but they distorted. They claim to believe it, but they twisted and get fanciful interpretations and and lead men astray claiming the believe the Bible, but they actually distort the Bible. Then there are others who don't distorted what they dissected, rather than reading it is a love story. They rated as a math book. These the people who can split a theological hair in the 16 equal sections but somehow they hear the words but they never get the music they don't understand the message of the Bible, though they call themselves theologians but these are not the greatest danger today.
The great danger in this crowd, those who disregard they claim to believe it, but very frankly they know very little about many of been Christians for many years and not read all the Bible you not conversant with the Bible you don't know the themes of the Bible you don't understand the great chapters of the Bible.
Now, obviously, no one has master the Bible but many of us have done so little understanding God's word is it not true that many people spend a great deal of time with the newspapers and the television when asking a question. How many of you believe with all of your heart that the Bible's word God.
How many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper and see on television. Now how many of you spend more time with the newspapers than you do with the word of God reading something that you don't believe, and neglecting something you say you do believe, don't you think there's time for adjustment. Don't think that we better get things in priority. This is the word the king again and we going to learn how to have authority when we get under the authority of the word of God. Now let me give you four things about the Bible that I pray will burn themselves and be a heart for things about the word of the King.
First of all, it is God incontestable word God incontestable word. What I mean by that is this that we cannot we cannot come up against the Bible successfully. There is no contest that because the Bible is just what it says it is the word of God. Look again in verse 23 being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God. Now the Bible calls itself by many terms but God's favorite expression for the Bible is simply this bold word of God, that you find it here.
Let me give you some of the Scriptures. For example, asked for verse 31, they spake the word of God with boldness.
Romans 10 verse 17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 17 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Hebrews 412 and the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two agent soul that I love this one. First Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 13 for this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard of us you received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the word of God. They say pastor. Why is that important.
Why do you call it the word of God because you see if it is the word of God, and it is over 500 times in the first five books of the Bible. It is called the word of God or something similar.
Over 1000 times in the books of the prophets.
It says this is the word of God. Over 4000 times in the Old Testament it uses this equivalent. The word of God. 44 times in the New Testament the word of God. If that is true that this book is the word of God, then you can say this when the Bible speaks God speaks to listen when the Bible speaks God speaks and if God is speaking in the Bible. What conclusions must you therefore draw if it is the word of God that it must be perfect. Amen. All right. It's absolute perfection. If it is the word of God for the Bible says in second Timothy chapter 3 verse 16 all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and a God of truth could not inspire error is the word of God and the Bible says in the book of Proverbs Proverbs chapter 30 and verse six.
Every word of God is still Jesus said in Matthew chapter 4 verse four man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
The Bible was given by God. He used human Inman, their ideas, their expressions, there personalities all reflected in the Bible, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
When a church or something beautiful. Did you know that God gave the same title to Jesus that he gave to the Bible. What does God call the Bible in our text in verse 23 the word of God. What does God call his son in Revelation chapter 19 in verse 13 is God's description and he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and his name is called the word of God now manages word may be different, but God in his word are not what I mean by that is that Jesus and the Bible are not identical, but they are inseparable and you cannot separate the word of the Lord from the Lord of that word. And the Lord of the word is called the word of God. Just as the word itself is called the word of God. Think of the similarities between Jesus and the Bible. Both of come from God.
The Scriptures have come from God and the Bible says in Galatians 4, verse four, the God sent forth his son, the Scriptures will last forever. First Peter one verse 25 the word of the Lord endure forever and Jesus endures forever.
Revelation 118. He says I am alive forevermore. Amen. Both are unchanging. Jesus said in Matthew five verse 18, not a job nor table will fall from the law the law be fulfilled, and Jesus as described in Hebrews chapter 13 verse eight as the one who changes not Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever. Both Jesus and the Bible are lights in a dark world. Jesus said in John a verse 12. I am the light of the world and the Bible says of itself in Psalm 119 verse 105 by word is a lamp under my feet and a light on my path.
John 17 verse 17 says that the Bible is truth.
Jesus said, thy word is truth, but in John 14 verse six Jesus said I am the true you see if you believe in Jesus you have to believe in the Bible. If you believe in the Bible, you have to believe in Jesus you cannot separate the two. You think that that the Bible as as the M con testable word of God has an incredible power. That's the reason the Bible says in Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12 for the word of God is quick, and powerful. What is that mean quick and powerful workweek is a translation of the word. So on to what we did zoology from a resume from. It means a lot. It has life and the word. The powerful is the Greek word in our case, it means it it pulsates. It throbs with power. It's not like any other book you read other books. This book, read you. It has power. It has life and it has power and I've learned that about preaching the Bible likely survive long enough to know this is not an auto Mary book it cuts it burns it crushes it has power.
One man was translating the Scriptures and the more he got into the Scriptures translating the Scriptures. He said I became so impressed with the power of the word of God. I felt like I was trying to rewire a house without cutting off the main switch that's the power of the word of God to put this down in your heart and in your mind.
It is the word of God. It is not like any other book believe this believe this when the Bible speaks God speaks when the Bible speaks God speaks it is going where it is the incontestable word of God is the second.
Not only is it the incontestable word of God. It is the incorruptible word of God look now in verse 23 being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God. Now why we say it is incorruptible because it has not attained nor a blemish of any corruption upon it and it will remain that way. There's nothing men can do to add any corruption to the word of God.
Now when you try one man said one way I know the Bible is the word of God. It is stood up under so much shoddy preaching. Amen. You think about any other book that's had so many wackos and weirdos and Froot Loops claiming to believe it. It would have gone the way it would have been corrupted but it stands today ever. Every word of God is pure atheists have railed against the Bible. Cynics and agnostics have smiled at it. Liberals have moved heaven and earth remove its miracles materialist have ignored it. Radicals and false cults have twisted it and yet it is the incorruptible word of God. Dr. Robert G. Lee was my predecessor once removed dear man I had a lot of fellowship with Dr. Lee before he died and I were friends and I had the responsibility of the privilege to preach his funeral when he died, but Dr. Lee said this about the Bible and I've copied it down. It is so beautiful I want to listen to. We talk about the Bible being incorruptible. He said all its enemies have not torn one whole in his holy vesture are stolen. One flower from its wonderful garden more diluted one drop of honey from its abundant hive not broken one string on its thousand string heart no ground one sweet word in infidel eight don't you like that the Bible is the incontestable word of God because it is just that it is the word of God is in the incorruptible word of God you say will pastor.
We live in a day of modern science does it bother you when science contradicts the Bible know it does not bring. I am not worried about modern science and give the scientist time. Maybe one day they'll catch up again and an aura about the word about when a scientist has something good to say about the Bible that doesn't give me any more faith in the Bible just a little more faith in the scientist.
It is the incorruptible word of God. It is the incontestable word of God. It is the incorruptible word of God is the third thing I want you to learn about the Bible. It friend is the in destructible word of God. The indestructible word of God. What if you were the last part of verse 23 is the word of God, which led, and by was that next word and then look at you in the last part of the this text.
Verse 25 but the word of the Lord in the Bible is not the book of the month is the book of the ages that took some 1500 years to write. The writer spans some 30 generations of world history, the Bible was written by men who died some 2000 and 3000 years ago. But today it's the most widely circulated book. Thank God for this book. It is fresh it is alive. What other book is like the Bible. It is the indestructible word of God, century after century, men have tried to bury up our burnet. The kings of the earth have set themselves against it, and even the public schools in America seem to be dead set against it. Many centuries ago there was a Roman Emperor whose name was Diocletian. He hated the Bible in the year 303 A.D. he declared a war against the Bible and Bibles were confiscated and destroyed, and Christians who name the name of Jesus were put to death. Many of them with excruciating pain. He so hated the Bible that it took the Bible and burned and then on top of that burned Bible. He erected a monument and had chiseled a letter monument these words extinct so no many Christian moral ones. I mean the name of Christian is extinct. That's what Diocletian said.
Diocletian died and went to hell, and in 325 A.D. Constantine enthroned the Bible as the infallible judge of truth in the first general church Council, the Bible came forth like that know about Noah's Ark, what we say we are saying that the Bible is the incorruptible word of God. And in spite of all of the rantings and the ravings that of the naysayers, the Bible cannot fade no decay and the foul breath of time an annoying tooth decay cannot destroy the word of God. Thank God for that. I read somewhere where man was told to build a wall that would not fall down a set all right is that I'll do it to build a wall that was 4 feet to a high 5 feet wide and he said nothing about courses this wall over will be foot taller than was before they pushed it over and bring us away the word of God is. It seems that the more men come against the word of God, the more the word of God seems to prosper and grow.
Here's the final fling will slow down to just a moment we get the final thing we said the Bible is the incontestable word of God because it is just that the word of God. We said that the Bible this wonderful book is not only incontestable, but we said that it is incorruptible is the word of God incorruptible seed and we said it's indestructible. But here's the thing I really want you to see the word of God. The Bible is the indispensable word of God. The indispensable word of God. Look, if you will, in verse 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever, and this is the word by which the gospel is preached to you. Now, no Bible, no church, no Bible, no Christianity, why is the Bible so important he's talking about the word and he says this is the word by which the gospel is preached under you. I want you to those three things about this right now. The Bible, the king's word provides the churches message what is the churches message the gospel we have no other message but the gospel.
Paul said I knew nothing among you except Jesus and him crucified friend everything that we preach springs from the gospel and relates back to the gospel that is the message of the church.
You know what I want to be known as I want to be known as a gospel preacher and what is the gospel.
Christ died for our sins.
He was married he was raised again the third day. That's the gospel he died for our sins, and he was raised from the dead.
I hope you believe the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That's history's central event and that gospel doesn't need to be rethought and needs to be recalled. We don't need a new and a modern gospel for new and a modern a I am content to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ is the Bible from cover to cover that tells about the gospel don't get the idea that the gospel is only found in the New Testament. The gospel is found in the first pages of Genesis all the way through the Bible. The Bible teaches us that Jesus saves. The Bible has one villain, the devil has one hero, Jesus, and it has one message Jesus a I hope you understand that this is the word by which the gospel is preached unto you, I enjoy being called a gospel preacher. I'd rather be known as a gospel preacher then be known as an intellectual and I know that there are a lot of people who can preach the gospel better than I can, but nobody can preach better gospel than I can because that gospel comes right out of the word of God. I'm not a prophet I'm not an apostle but they want. I can preach with the authority of a prophet and an apostle. If I preach what the prophets and apostles preach and I want to see the Bible says we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, so I can stand up and say to you without stutter and stammer. This is the word of this book that we love so well.
Provides the churches message and the churches message is begun coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important lesson.
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