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September 13, 2021 8:00 am
Is the Bible contradict itself into Adrian Rogers 66 books written over 1600 view that has one sort from Genesis right on through to the book of Revelation. It is amazing. It is a book that does not contradict itself historically scientifically ethically doctrinally. It is one that has one theme which is redemption. It has one hero, the Lord Jesus Christ has one villain, who is the devil has one part, the glory of God.
I'm not finding him long.
I'm finding things that are amazing welcome to featuring profound truth.
Simply stated, will never be settled until we are settled over the word of God. Our salvation and sanctification depends on. There are many reasons to consider why the Bible is the amazing word of God not only for its scientific and historical accuracy because of its wonderful unity in spite of its many authors and all sorts of backgrounds.
It reads as one book from Genesis to Revelation. Due to its divine inspiration.
You have your Bible turn now to second Timothy chapter 3 is Adrian Rogers reveals more about the amazing word of God.
The Scripture second chapter 3 in verse 16. It is a key seminal Scripture on the word of God. Listen to all Scripture, not some all is given by inspiration of God, that means it is the breath of God doesn't mean that the Scriptures are breathed into what that literally means that word fearlessness means that the Scriptures are the breath of God, all Scripture is given by the breath of God, what you're hearing right now is the breath abatement is in my lungs have air in my diaphragm and my chest muscles are pushing that air up over through my esophagus over my Linux and my tongue and my teeth and my lips are forming that in particular sounds and by the way, is passing over my vocal cords at a vibrating as what you're hearing.
Literally is the breath abatement. Scripture is the breath of God. It is as true as if God Almighty stood in the pool.
And spoke those words. That's the reason Jesus said in Matthew four for man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word Melissa this that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Now when you read the Bible. With that in mind that what you're hearing is really the breath of God, the words of God over and over and over again in the Bible. The Bible calls it self the word of God is thousands of times the word of God. So look at it again. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine that means what is true, for reproof.
What is wrong, for correction, how to get right. Instruction in righteousness. How to stay right that the man of God may be perfect that WordPerfect Kelly also means mature wonderful wrong Christian that you may be mature, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. All good works. Your Christian life depends upon your assurance that the Bible is the word of God, your salvation depends upon your understanding word of God for word of God is the gospel. If you want people to believe the gospel. You got to give them the gospel to be and know the gospel is the word of God in your assurance. It comes from the word of God and no one save not because I feel it because I know what God has said first John 513.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of some God that you may know that you have eternal life.
My growth depends upon the word of God as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby you come use of testing I'm just so we can hardly get out of bed. So, good Lord of you been to see Dr. year's Melita seem to know what's wrong with me so we I can hardly move.
Just don't have any strength.
I said well what are you eating nothing.
All I I I come to my once a week on Sunday mornings at 11.
That's all I poor thing as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that you made grow thereby then the Bible speaks over there in Hebrews 5 about the meat of the word. Your spiritual power depends upon your knowledge of the word of God. There is some power in this book, evangelism goes back to the word of God your usefulness to cannot be shaky about the word of God and be a great Christian Bible is not the Book-of-the-Month.
It is the book of the ages now. I was in the process of giving you some reasons why I personally believe the Bible is the word of God and by the way, I believe it when I started preaching with all of my heart and I believe it more now than I did then. How could that be if I believe with all my heart, then will I love Joyce with all my heart. We got married. I still love you more now than I did then print. I am telling you can be assured that the Bible is word of God. Now we believe the Bible is word of God because of its scientific accuracy because that's where it's attacked mostly at it science and would talk to you about the fact that before you say the Bible is not scientific. Weekly accurate make certain that you know number one.
The Bible and number two, but you know science one woman said she knew the Bible and the word of God because the Bible says that Adam and Eve ate an apple in the garden of Eden and Apostol grown the Mesopotamian Valley where the garden of Eden. Once it is known as superb ignorance Bible and say that about Adam and Eve eating an apple to be away Bible and mention the fruit of the tree just appear on the ground. It's amazing. It is amazing one. Make sure number two that you know science and we gave you some wonderful illustrations of the science of the Bible we spoke about the astronomy of the bye-bye.
The Bible shows that the earth is suspended in space how the Bible shows that there is round, how the Bible teaches before the days of modern telescopes that the stars are without number. Without that, we won't redo that again.
We talked about not only the astronomy science but we talked about the physiological science of the human body.
We talked about the how the Bible gives rules of health and hygiene, how the Bible discusses the power life-giving elements in human blood in all of these things and then we talked, not only about the Bible and the scientific accuracy but we talked about the Bible and its historical accuracy how men for years doubted that Bill says are ever existed. As the book of Daniel tells that he existed are how the people knew how to write in the days of Moses in support without we said that the Bible is historically accurate in this fate of the archaeologists has time and time again confirm and affirm the impact ability. The inerrancy of Scripture, solos of the first two reasons we gave the scientific accuracy of the Bible and the historical truth or accuracy of the word of God met his alert reason I believe the Bible is one of God because of the wonderful unity of the Bible. Now the Bible is a book that has a unified message from beginning to end, you say well that's not unusual. When I limited something about about the Bible is one book, but it is more than one book.
It is 66 books. 39. In the Old Testament.
27. In the New Testament and the Bible was written over a long period of time over about 1600 years you think about the Bible was written by 40 are more different authors.
The Bible was written about 13 different countries. The Bible was written from people from all kinds of background as you look at the various authors of the Bible. Some were shepherds somewhere came.
Some were soldiers. Some were priests. Some were fishermen. Some were scholars. Some were historians.
Some were professional men. Some were common laborers want a plethora one a panoply. What a immense number of occupations and backgrounds make up the people, the 40 different authors who were the human penman of the Bible and these people who wrote the Bible wrote on at least three different continents and they wrote in all kinds of places.
Some of the books of the Bible were written in present summer written feelings summer written desert summer written K summer written palaces.
Some were written on ships. Some in-home you cannot get a greater variety of people and places, and indeed, you could have a greater variety of languages but you still have a great variety of languages of those who wrote the Bible.
And not only that but they wrote all all kinds of subjects and a different style that take all of that. So you got 66 books written over 1600 years and put them altogether they make one book that has one store from Genesis right on through to the book of the Revelation brand. It is amazing.
It is a book that does not contradict itself historically scientifically ethically doctrinally.
It is one book. How can you explain that apart from divine inspiration.
Dr. RA Torrey gave this illustration I think is a classic illustration. Suppose we would bill somewhere in the United States was safe. Bill here in Memphis, Tennessee, a monument to honor all 50 states of the United States from my home state of the Florida branch would have Carl Stone from Georgia granite from another state marble from another state gypsum from another state Greystone brownstone.
All of the various kinds of stones and I suppose the stones are cut in the quarry and boxed and shipped to Memphis, Tennessee. They are different sizes, different shapes, some square. Some are cylindrical, some are trapezoidal summer rectangular. Some have shapes for which there is no name, and summer shipped by rail.
Some come by plane. Some come own boats, some by trucks and these stones all come here to Memphis, Tennessee and the workmen began to uncrate them and assemble and they come together. Every piece begins to interlock all of the hues and the colors begin to match not one stone too many.
Not one stone. Too few millstone needs to be built up and no stone needs to be shaved down and when it is finished. There is an in credibly beautiful temple, a monument message? Would you say that just happened to just happenstance.
If you are thinking person you would have to say that was not an accident that had to be an architect who designed and set the specifications to the quarry for that to happen is that all right now. When you have the Bible that it comes together from all of these backgrounds that I have described to you, and you put it between leather covers no longer 66 books but one book that has one theme which is redemption. It has one hero, the Lord Jesus Christ. It has one billing who is the devil.
It has one purpose, the glory of God.
I've been studying this book for more than half a century. Seriously, I'm not finding hidden flaws on finding hidden beauties. I'm finding things that are amazing. The Bible is a remarkable book.
It's like a coat. We pull the thread here and drink this way appear over here somewhere.
It is a seamless garment.
While I believe the Bible is the word of God. Well, I believe the Bible is what God because of its wonderful unity. Now that's the third reason.
Okay, here's 1/4 reason I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God because of the fulfillment of prophecy of the Bible. Only God can prophesy no one else apart from God knows the future know the only future that you know is the future that God has revealed in his word. All of these so-called psychics on television. I will be on call those pathetic people and ask if they know the future.
How come none of them win the lottery. Only God can prophesy. Now God in the Bible has predicted thousands of events that have already come to pass, and have been fulfilled and others that will be fulfilled.
You can take a child of God lock him away, put them in a dungeon with a Bible and a can and he will know more about the future that all of the wise acres in the prognosticators put together apart from the word of God. If we wanted to spend time talking about fulfilled prophecy, we couldn't do it in 1/2 an hour.
We could do it in a day could do it in a week could not do it in the month. We could not do it in the year to do justice to the fulfilled prophecy and the word of God. If we were to take just one subject the Lord Jesus Christ is this focal point in the spirit of all prophecy and look in the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are more than 300 exact prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ that are in the old testament everyone of them are absolutely correct what the naysayer says about the fulfilled prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and by the way, the mathematical probability that only eight of these prophecies could have been fulfilled.
Is so mathematically astounding that the ratio of chance comes up with a number that we don't have a number for in the human language should but I'm not about a dump about 300+ prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ I have is that naysayer deal with it says Jesus wanted people to think that he was the Messiah. So he just arranged to fulfill these prophecies when the save as true personal he arranged where he would be born pretty good arrangement to arrange that he would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 52 says he would be Matthew 21 through five says it was number two. He arranged that he would be born of a virgin pretty good arrangement. Isaiah chapter 7. Moreover, he arranged that he would be crucified and it was prophesied centuries before. Crucifixion was even known. If you read Psalm 22 Psalm 22 is written in our mind. It was written by David hundreds of years before the Lord Jesus Christ was born here upon this earth. Psalm 22 Psalm 22 reads as if a person was standing at the foot of the cross. It talked about the piercing of his hands and his feet hit talks about the casting of lots for the government.
It talks about the words that people would say to him as they scorned him and locked him on the cross.
It's talks about the right words that Jesus Christ would other from across before crucifixion was even known as a form of capital punishment. The Jews had stoning for Were read in Psalm 22, they pierced my hands and my feet. They cast lots for my gun. Yes, he arranged all of that. PS if you believe he just arranged it. He also as this arrangement. He persuaded two thieves to be crucified with one of the right hand and one on the other, as is prophesied in Isaiah chapter 53 and fulfilled in Matthew chapter 27, also the arranged that Judas would betray him for 30 pieces of silver. Zachariah 1112 fulfilled in Matthew 26 verse 15 is a classic arrangement erase that after was crucified be raised again the third day that is prophesied in the word of God that he would be raised again on the third day now. He arranged all of this will truth the matter is a really good range because he is God and God calls all of this to come to pass in his infinite wisdom, but there's no way that it was humanly arrange these prophecies were not fulfilled. For the most part by the friends of Jesus, but by those enemies who had nothing to gain who really hated him I would not want to do anything that would attest to the fact that he was indeed what he was and who he was the son of God. What is the Bible say about all these prophecies well I'll sum it up in Matthew chapter 26 verse 56 but all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. No other woman knows the future, and no one knows the future, except what God himself reveals one of the undeniable affirmations of the word of God fulfilled prophecy. If you had no other reason to believe that the Bible is the word of God than fulfill problems coming up next time will your part two of this message. Maybe today you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus. We love to offer you an insightful resource on our website called our discovery, Jesus page to find answers, dear. You may need about your faith, we have a response section as well. Anyone can share how this message or others have made a difference in their lives. So go to LWF.org/radio and click on the tab that says Discover Jesus let us hear from you today if you like to order a copy of this message in its entirety.
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