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September 14, 2021 8:00 am
Closely, as Adrian Rogers shares his personal history with the amazing Word of God that had my share of education by one school years past high school but here I am believing and sharing of that is millenniums old. Think about this book that is alive and well in the 21st century.
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I've been studying the Bible for more than I believe it when I began friend, I'm not finding hidden flaws on finding beauty, part one of today's message Pastor Rogers discussed the wonderful unity of the word of God and by people from all kinds of backgrounds shepherds kings soldiers princes priests and fishermen and yet from Genesis to Revelation.
It reads as one book.
If you have your Bible find second Timothy chapter 3 will begin in verse 16 as Adrian Rogers concludes the amazing Word of God. We believe the Bible toward God because of its scientific accuracy exports attack mostly science and would talk to you about the fact that before you say the Bible is not scientific.
Quite accurate. Make certain that you know number one. The Bible number two. But you know, science, and then we talk not only about the Bible and the scientific accuracy but we talked about the Bible and its historical accuracy 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 is the 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. It is one book that has one theme which is redemption. It has one hero, the Lord Jesus Christ. It has one villain, 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 proliferate 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 and his future know the only future that you know is the future that God has revealed in his word. If we were to take just one subject the Lord Jesus Christ, who 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 in 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, but I'm not about a number about 300+ prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.
The house that may save it with that said 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 bird pretty good arrangement. Isaiah chapter 7 is a classic arrangement.
He arranged 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 because 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 friends of Jesus, but by those enemies who had nothing to gain who really hated him and 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 summed up in Matthew chapter 26 in 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 book knows the future, and no one knows the future, except what God himself reveals one of the unknown does not affirmations of the word of God fulfill prophecy if you had no other reason to believe that the Bible is the word of God than fulfill prophecy.
So far talk about scientific accuracy.
I talked about historical truth. I've talked about wonderful unity. I've talked about the fulfilled prophecy of the Bible. I let me give you another reason that I believe the Bible is the word of God, and it is the ever living quality of the Bible. No has ever had as much opposition as the Bible.
Men have laughed at men have scorned it may have abused it. Men have misquoted Minute Maid laws against there was a time in Scottish history when even to own a Bible was a crime worthy of dad wall tear was a brilliant man. He was a French atheist ball tear took out after the word of God. He lived about 300 years ago.
Voltaire said in my lifetime. 50 years from now, the world will hear no more of the Bible quite a most 50 years from now, the world will hear no more. The Bible, Voltaire has been dead for about 300 years, but the very house where Voltaire made that statement. The French Bible Society, the Geneva Bible Society rather than a wonderful business distributing Bibles that were stacked and floor-to-ceiling in Voltaire's house on premise there a lot of people pronounce the death of the Bible, but the corpse has outlived the pallbearers. The Bible is as I said, not the Book-of-the-Month. It is the book of the ages. Let me give you verse first Peter chapter 1 verses 24 and 25 for all flesh is as grass a Popes you go with her and so will I all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.
The grass with earth and the flower thereof follow the way, but the word of the Lord in your forever had my share of education. I went to school eight years past high school. I live in the 21st century. Here I am believing and sharing a book that is millenniums old. Thank think think about this book that is alive and well in the 21st century. Love Revere study an incredible book, one always out of the Bible's word of God. It stood up on the somewhat shoddy preaching's amazing.
The Bible has a longevity to who else would go to book as old as the Bible and study it, and carefully analyze in a new modern age. It's one of the great great proofs of the inspiration of the Scripture is the ever living quality of the Bible.
Now there those so-called theologians who want to re-examine the Bible today far as I'm concerned, I just assume trust group of blind men with some lightning bugs in the jug in the cave trying to examine the noonday sun. These people to examine the word of God. As far as I'm concerned, we need to re-examine a so-called theologians word Diaz means God low, God's means were they supposed to believe the word of God theologians a light right next me. The grapes are nuts. I don't know if he ostensibly the logos frame the Bible is a book that has survived the ages usual the Bible in the fiery furnace and it will come out without the smell of smoke and is close. The Bible survives the word of our God in doors forever.
The Bible is an indestructible book now. Let me give you another race and this will be the final reason not the only reason just the final one here tonight and I believe the Bible is the word of God and that is the transforming power of the Bible.
The transforming power of the mind.
The Bible, this book has in credible power. I mean living power. The Bible says of himself in Hebrews 412 for the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two edge sword. The word quick living means alive. It comes from the Greek word so on, toward we get our word zoology from a resume from speech of living things and quick, and powerful.
The word powerful comes from the Greek word in our day's visit when we get our word energy from and what it really means is the Bible is alive and it pulsates with power you read other books in this one reads you. I have reached the Bible long enough to know that it has power Romans chapter 1 verse 16 the apostle Paul said from not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God and the salvation and the word he used for power, there is a great word, Dumas where we get dynamite from it is that dynamite of God is in this book, you could not preach the Bible as I have for as many years. I will not understanding that there is power in the word of God. You know when I preach. I look at you. You look at me for some strange reason I often say this people setting out to have the idea that maybe I don't see them when you see me don't sleep I try to look into the faces of people as I speak and I know that sometimes there be a person who come in and maybe his wife is badgered him to come and he'll come in. You check out the light bulbs and he'll look around. Who are these people are the size this place, whether that is that guy did on land and they just kinda come to critique everything rarely there pretty much against their will. There sure they believe what I'm preaching about.
Probably a pretty cynical and pretty critical but they come and they listen and they listen and they listen in the Bible begins to do its work. I'm not talking about my rhetoric about the word of God itself. The Bible says of itself is not my word like a hammer that breakers the raw in pieces. You can take a hammer and began to Iraq you don't have to hit it with a great heavy blow keep tapping raucously raucously.
I've seen it happen so many times I've seen people come whose lives are transformed by the word of God on a one of our finest members here in this church, I call his name because I don't have permission to do that only such a wonderful man.
He came to listen to me, teach when we were down at the old church. He came to what I called in the pastor's discovery class I taught it on Sunday morning at 930 and that he Damon it went to the whole thing one time I could tell you sizing me up and everything, but he came back the next time went through it again begin to wonder. Could this be true. Went through it again went to find ways that yes, I believe one of our finest leaders in this church. Now what is that that's the word of God. That's the power of the word of God is the secret to the ministry that God has given me the privilege of having yes but it's an open secret power in the word of God. If you take this book pray over analyzing organize illustrated and apply it will change lives. It will change lives. There is power in the word of God.
The Bible is saving to the center. Billy Graham began. By the way, I I knew Billy Graham. I have a picture Billy Graham, myself and Billy was in his 30s, I'm in one Billy Graham began to speak, and I heard him in the early 50s, Billy then was a flaming young evangelist went on to where these red ties. But if any of you remember Billy speaking in those days, Billy was say the Bible says. The Bible says he would stand behind the word of God. The Bible says that was his authority for preaching. Billy Graham went to preach in England and a great arena bear the Haringey arena and this was unusual for an American evangelist to come to stayed written the preach. All the newspapers are talking about this flamboyant evangelist Bell Canada stories about them and how he was a showman and a huckster in all of this, but Haringey arena filled up to hear Billy Graham is a big event in London sitting way up in the stadium and the stands were two men and they were talking about the evangelist will not. He was a moneygrubbing when it was this or that a huckster or whatever but Billy open the word of God and began to preach one of these men was a medical doctor in the medical doctor when invitation was given and Billy said come to Christ medical doctor turned to this man who the two of them had been critiquing and criticizing the medical doctor said to him I don't know about you but I'm going down there to get my heart to Jesus Christ and the man sitting next to them said, I'm going with you and here's your billfold. I'm a pickpocket.
What changed those people the word of God.
I've seen it happen so many times I know that it is saving to send out to something else. It is sweet to the same. It is sweet to the same to delight in the word of God. One man said I have no greater joy than to be in a note with the book.
I have an inner witness in my heart that the Bible is the word of God.
Jesus said my sheep or my voice and I know saving to the center suite to the saints sufficient for the sufferer.
You have a pastor to go in and out of hospitals to visit people talk to people whose hearts are broken in Christ, sometimes with mental anguish.
Sometimes with great financial duress, sometimes with bodies that are wracked by pain.
These people want to read from the Sears catalog may not interest in the book of signs that are interested in some work by Tolstoy. They want to work from. I'm telling you that the sweet promises of the word of God can sue the wrinkled brown can speak peace give satisfaction to the thirsty soul I've seen it happen so many times I say something else, the word of God is sufficient for the scholar. I don't pretend to be the greatest scholar, but I spent my life in this book, I want to reiterate what is said a while back I believe when I started I believe it more now know one who has studied the Bible would even dare say he's gotten to the bottom of the book feel a little fear I have in the back my mind. I'm afraid some base somewhere somebody's going find out how little I know about the Bible. I mean, I feel like I just got my foot inside the door and yet I've given my heart to this somebody says the Bible is like a pool shallow enough that little child can come and get a drink of water without fear Browning and so the scholars can swim in it and never touch bottom. The Bible transcends the mind of natural man because it contains the mind of God. It is God's love again I remind you, the Bible has but one thing that is redemption.
One hero, Jesus, one villain, Satan, one purpose glory of God in today as we conclude this insightful message from God's word. Maybe you have questions regarding how to place your faith in Jesus. Would love to offer you an insightful resource on the website. It's called or discovered Jesus page you find answers, dear. You may need about your faith. We also have a response section. You can share how this message or others have made a difference in your life go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus let us hear from you today if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. You can call us at 1877 love God mentioned the title the amazing word of God. This message is also part of the insightful series, the Bible, the book of the ages for the complete collection all 12 powerful messages: 1877 love God or you can order online it LWF.org/radio or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 so glad you could study in God's word with us today.
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