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Summary: To the skeptic who says "Why should I belive the Bible?" this message gives reasons for believing in the Holy Bible.

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Intro: Many today place no trust in the Bible, feeling

it is no more important than any other religious book.

Someone once asked "Why should I beliieve the Bible?"

The following reasons are given in answer to that question:

WE SHOULD BELIEVE THE BIBLE: (Bible: the Book!)

I. BECAUSE OF ITS PURPOSE

A. To be a light to our pathway

B. To reveal God to us

C. To give US purpose..explain who we

are and why we’re here.

D. To convict, comfort, console, etc.

II. BECAUSE OF ITS PRESERVATION

A. This book has survived in unique form

throughout history...many attacks and

attempts to stop its continuation...

B. Yet miraculously, and because of the

Divine Purpose of God, it has withstood

the test of time.

C. Many "imitations" exist, but no "duplications"

D. God guided by His Inspiration the formulation

of this Book.. and its preservation and unity

exist only because of His Divine Inspiration.

E. So many different writers...from various time

spans...yet there is a CENTRAL THEME to the

Bible.

III. BECAUSE OF ITS PERSON

A. The Person: JESUS CHRIST!

B. This is THE PERSON about whom the Bible

is written.

C. You can trace the "scarlet thread" through

the Old Testament...pictures of Jesus.

D. In the New Testament, the Gospels record

His activities..His death, burial, and

Resurrection, His ascension, and His Promise

of Return. Paul’s writings explain, interpret

and help us apply the teachings resulting from

all Jesus has done and is doing for us. The

great book of Acts details the Acts of the

Holy Spirit in the early days of the church.

John and Revelation point out the promised

events of the future for us...and point to

the RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.

E. To attempt to interpret the Bible apart from

Jesus Christ is an exercise in futility.

F. Jesus Christ: revealed the Father, and

revoked the Sin curse...making a way for all

who will believe and receive HIM to be saved.

IV. BECAUSE OF ITS POWER:

A. GIDEONS have many testimonies of the

power of the Scripture to be used in

bringing someone at the end of their rope

to the Lord. Military and Motel Bibles

have been powerful instruments in saving souls.

B. The Power of Scripture is rooted in the

Person of Jesus, the Person of the Holy Spirit,

and the very fact that this book is

God-Breathed (inspired).

C. It is powerful...to correct, to instruct,

to guide, to comfort, to show us hope in

a hopeless world.

CONCLUSION:

1. These are but a FEW reasons we should believe

the Bible.

2. I commend this book to you above all other

writings...because of its purpose,

its preservation, its Person, and its Power.

3. Begin reading it...God will do the rest!


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