What is the Bible?

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WHAT IS THE BIBLE? What is the 1 What is the Bible? This paper will define the Bible and examine it’s origin, inerrancy, purpose, and power. The reasons for studying the Bible will also be discussed along with scriptures and historical data. The fact that the Bible has stood the test of time and has not been destroyed, even though there have been several attempts made over the years, is a testament of the enduring power of God’s Holy Word. Many men have lost their lives while producing and preserving this collection of books. This further proves that the Bible is the most important and influential book of all times. God wrote the Bible. Who can give a better explanation of who God is than God Himself? Although God did not put pen to paper to produce the first hard copy, the Bible was “inspired” by God over a period of 1500 years using 40 different men. The Words of the Bible were “God - breathed” making each a Word from God and not the words of the men who were writing them. This process is known as plenary verbal inspiration. Plenary means full and verbal means word for word therefore every Word in the Bible comes directly from God. 2 Timothy 3:16 reads “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”. This scripture provides proof that the Bible is written by God. The Bible is an inerrant collection of books. Because God is perfect, His words are perfect. The historical, scientific and moral aspects of th... ... middle of paper ... ...cripture and historical accounts. The power to transform lives and ultimately persuade men to turn from their wicked ways is just one example of the awesome authority found within it’s pages. The Bible is the most unique and inspirational book ever written possessing the ability to influence believers as well and non-believers. What is the 4 References Bere, M., (2008). Bible Doctrines for Today (third edition). Retrieved February 13, 2010 Bickel, Bruce Jantz, Stan, (1998). Knowing the Bible 101. Retrieved February 14, 2010 Believer's Church (n.d.). The Bible is the Word of God. Retrieved February 14, 2010 from http://www.believers.org/believe/bel191.htm
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