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The Word of God | Part 2

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July 16, 2021 8:00 am

The Word of God | Part 2

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July 16, 2021 8:00 am

Adrian Rogers reinforces the kingdom authority available to God’s children by sharing four reasons why the Bible is the Word of God.

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The Bible is the only one of its kind. Listen closely to Adrian Rogers.

The Bible is not all is the book of ages that some 1500 years to write the Bible was written by man who died some 2000 and 3000 years ago.

But today is the most widely circulated book. Thank God for this. It is fresh it is alive is like the Bible it is the indestructible word of God.

Welcome to the word finding featuring timeless truths from beloved pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers with the kingdom authority that God's promises to. We must be under the authority of the word of God. In part one of today's message Pastor Rogers began to share four reasons why the Bible is the word of God. If you have your Bible turn to first Peter chapter 1 will begin in verse 23 as Adrian Rogers concludes this powerful message.

The word of God or ask a question how many of you believe will all of your heart that the Bible for God. How many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper and see on television about 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 what were the king and 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 in common, testable word God's income, testable word.

What I mean by that is this that we cannot we cannot come up against the Bible successfully. There is no contest. There, because the Bible is just what it says it is the word of God. 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 the God of truth could not inspire error. It is the word of God, the Bible was given by God.

He used human Denman, 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 the Bible speaks God speaks when the Bible speaks God speaks it is going where it is the incontestable word of God.

Here's the second thing. 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.

Why we say it is incorruptible because it has not attained more 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 plenty of try but it stands today ever.

Every word of God is pure atheists rail 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 productively 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.

They 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 ground one sweet word in infidel a doctor 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. What does it bother you when science contradicts the Bible know it does not bring. I am not worried about modern science. Give the scientist time. Maybe one day they'll catch up and and or 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. 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 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. I read somewhere where a man was told to build a wall that would not fall down a set all right but I'll do it to build a wall that was 4 feet high and 5 feet wide and he said now been about a portion of this wall over will be foot taller than was before he 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 for 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. See, 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 about 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 notice 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.

It needs to be recalled. We don't need a new and a modern gospel for new antimodern 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 a lot of people who can preach the gospel better than I can, but nobody can preach about a gospel than I can because that gospel comes right out of the word of God that we love so well. It provides the churches message and the churches message is the gospel second light. Not only does it provide the message but folks, it prescribes the method now the message in the method are tied together now looking verse 25 but the word of the Lord, and do it forever, and this is the word by which the gospel is, what's that next word reach on the you the method is preaching. I don't say that because I'm a preacher but I'm telling you that God's plan for the church is for the gospel to be preached that many churches preaching is going out of vogue out of style, and we pride with pageants and plays in suppers and concerts and many other things to somehow get some substitution for the preaching of the word of God. But the Bible makes it very clear that the method is the preaching of the word of God first Corinthians chapter 1 verse 18 says the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God and first grade is one verse 21 says correct that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God please God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe that's a foolish preaching but the foolishness of preaching to see the church's method is the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It may be preaching from the pulpit. It may be preaching a Bible study.

It may be going door-to-door but taking the message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and proclaiming that message back. Here's the third thing. It produces the churches members. Look, if you will again in verse 23. Look at it being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which Elizabeth and Abydos forever.

You see the Bible is seed that is alive and you put a seed in the ground and it brings wildlife that corresponds to life that was put in the ground. I have preached long enough to know that there is life in the Bible, God's Word is like a sword that cuts.

It's like a fire that burned just like a water that quenches thirst. It is like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces.

It is like seeing that brings forth life and it is the word of God that produces the churches members and the Bible says we are born again, not by corruptible seed, but by incorruptible, by the word of God.

The Bible teaches a regenerate church membership.

The Bible teaches that those of members of the church are not members of the church simply because the parents were members of the church. They must be born again.

They must have a new birth.

Jesus said to Nicodemus, it was already religious.

You must be born again you see if you only are born want us you will die twice. The first death is the physical death.

The second death is eternal death in the lake of fire and if you only born want us and likewise you wish you never been born at all. But if you born twice. You can only die once and how are you born again being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God.

It is an astounding thing. It is an amazing thing that I've seen it happen now for decades that I've been preaching the word of God preach the gospel tell the truth.

Pray be anointed by the Holy Spirit. And there's something supernatural that takes place in people's lives are radically dramatically internally change by the word of God, that one is see that there is a lie. To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and people hear the word of truth.

That's the reason the Jesus said in John chapter 6 the words that I speak of you, they are spirit and they are life. That's the reason the apostle Paul described his preaching is holding forth the word life. You see, it is the indispensable in this danceable word of God is the incontestable word of God is incorruptible word of God is in the respectable word of God and therefore it is the indispensable word of God. Now when we get under that word. We have incredible authority.

I had a article that I click from a magazine. Billy Graham is talking Billy Graham said that when he started his ministry as a young man he had those questions many times the young students had recently had some doubts of his mind concerning the word of God and he said he had very little power in his ministry. And then in this article I will share with you. He tells what happened to him in the year 1949 he got alone in the mountains of Los Angeles. This is what he said. He said I'd been having many doubts concerning the Bible. I thought I saw apparent contradictions in Scripture some things I could not reconcile with my restricted concept of God. When I stood up to preach the authoritative note so characteristic of all great preachers of the past was lacking like hundreds of other young seminary students. I was waging the intellectual battle of my life, the outcome could certainly affect my ministry. Then he says I remember walking down the trail cramping into the woods and almost wrestling with God. I dueled with my doubts, my soul seem to be caught in the crossfire. Finally, in desperation, and here's the key.

I surrendered my will to the living God revealed in Scripture. I knelt before the open Bible and said Lord many things in this book.

I do not understand but thou has said the just shall live by faith. All I have received from the I have taken my faith here and now by faith I accept the Bible as I word I think it all. I think it without reservations where there are things I cannot understand I will reserve judgment until I receive more light, if it pleases the give me authority as I proclaim my word and through that authority convict me of sin and turn sinners to the Savior and then he tells how he began the great Los Angeles Crusade were multiplied thousands were swept into the kingdom of God and milligrams ministry then began to have a worldwide import and he said as he was preaching the word of God. He says there.

The people were not coming to hear great oratory, nor were they interested merely in my ideas I found they were desperately hungry to hear what God had to say through his holy word. I felt as though I had a rapier in my hand as though the power of the Bible, slashing deeply into men's consciences, leading them to surrender to God does not.

The Bible save itself. The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints in the marriage and the design of the thoughts and intents of the heart, I found that the Bible became a flame in my hands.

That flame melted away unbelief in the hearts of people and move them to the side for Christ. The word became a hammer breaking up stony hearts and shaping them into the likeness of God, did not God say I will make my words and by mouth fire and is not my word like as a fire and like a hammer that break up the rock in pieces and then he sums up this article by saying it is my conviction that the preaching of the gospel is to be authoritative if it is to produce conviction of sin. If it is to challenge men and women to walk in newness of life.

If it is to be attended by the spirits power in the Bible with his discerning piercing burning message must become the basis of our preaching bill. Why milligrams been used of the Lord goes on to say, I use the phrase the Bible says because the word of God is the authoritative basis of our faith.

That's what I'm trying to save you. This is the word by which the gospel is preached no Stoddard no stammer, no apology. I have found out that when you don't apologize for the Bible but breached the Bible, he goes to the devil's lives like a cannonball, a white-hot cannonball through great legs. There is power in the word of God power to proclaim and Satan does not want you to understand the authority of the word of God.

When Satan came against Jesus and tempted Jesus and tried to get Jesus in the sand. What did Jesus do. Jesus did not come again Satan with a motion. Jesus did not come again Satan with reason. Jesus did not come against Satan with threats. Jesus took the word of God and said it is written, it is written, it is written, and three times Jesus ran him through with the word of God and Satan retreated. Satan does not like the authority of the word of God. And when you get under authority. When the Bible becomes your authority when the word of the Lord and the Lord of the word become your authority.

Then when you stand on the word of God, Satan and all of his minions will flee and you are going to have authority for your life. You know that you're saying you know that you're going to heaven because of your goodness because of your deeds because of your emotions has a teenage boy. I profess my faith in Jesus Christ was baptized for two years. I had no real assurance of my salvation up and down, up and down the one day I learned the gospel from the word really understood.

I bowed my head on the street corner the corner of 39th St. in Calvin Ave., West Palm Beach.

I just want my sweetheart home sweet lady. I'm married to.

Right now, and I was a teenage boy I had to get it settled. I began to pray. I said Lord I don't know what I'm saying and the devil try to make me doubt what I'm lost in the Holy Spirit has merely conviction, but I have no peace and I need to get it settled.

I said Lord. The word sigil says, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved That is your word and I looked up into heaven is not in this respect, but I want to look into the face of God will eyes wide open and I said Lord now once and for all, now and forever as much is it me as I receive you as my Lord and Savior.

I trust your word.

I don't look for Sinai to last for feeling I stand on your word. Save me if I was saved I still am, but why was I am now I drive down the page. I trust you now as my Lord and Savior. I startled the word of God and I can tell you, by the authority of the word. I knew that moment and from ever forward but I know the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. That is the authority of the word of God its authority when you proclaim it is clarity. When you stand on the Bible is the word of the King. And if you won't kingdom authority you're going to have to be under those authorities that God is put over you. First of all, the Lord of the word.

Secondly, the word about Lord word of the King.

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The incredible power of kingdom authority for that complete collection all nine powerful messages: 1877 love God or go online to order it LWF.org/radio or you can write us in love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 DC the Bible is the incontestable, incorruptible, indestructible, indispensable word of God. Adrian Rogers said we can never have kingdom authority speak or preach with authority witness with authority to live with authority until we get under the authority word of God. We hope you'll join us next time more timeless truth right on the way a listener said an encouraging message recently said this. I listen to Pastor Rogers every morning and truly cherish the daily devotionals in the revival of this land. Start with me in my heart and spread throughout Mike, this is my prayer list. Thanks again for all. We love hearing how these messages and resources are supplementing your faith journey. That's why when you donate to the ministry. Right now we would love to send you the remarkable book the incredible power of kingdom authority. This book is packed with poignant truths about our kingdom authority can Christ had obtain it and use it in this dark fallen request a copy of the incredible power of kingdom authority when you: the gifted one 77 love God will give online it LWF.org/radio and again thank you for your generous love worth finding

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