What the Bible Says of Itself: 10 Items by Merrill Eng

Have you ever heard what the Word of God says it is to us?

The first line from my current favorite introduction to the Bible by the Gideons, which you can read on my friend’s blog, says “The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.”

Almost everyone agrees that the Bible, among all things worth studying, stands out. It has stood the test of time, it has survived opposition, and it has proven invaluable to believers worldwide.

Recently I visited a Bible school for the weekend. There we were given 10 items of what the Word of God says of itself. Broad as the universe and focused on man, these items define us and God as much as we define the Bible. Enjoy!…

Why Read the Bible? (Part 1) by Josh Liao

Recently, in a Bible study, we were going over a normal Christian life in 1 Peter. One thing I really appreciated was the matter of reading the Word. First I would like to propose a question: Why do we need to read the Bible?? (This is kind of long so prepare yourself)…

Why Read the Bible?: What Jesus Says About the Word (Part 2) by Josh Liao

Now that we know the word has this function is to sanctify us by washing us and cleansing us, How do we actually apply the verses in Ephesians 5:25-27?…

Why Read the Bible?: The Practical Application (Part 3) by Josh Liao

I would like to briefly mention why Jesus specifically said eating instead of any other word. In 2 Corinthians 3:6 and 1 Corinthians 8:1, we see that the knowledge of the Word is no good. If you think about some people that are not Christian know the Bible but that has no effect on the person. The word eating implies you taking the substance in, assimilating it, and it becoming part of you. Also, another example is lets say you never had a Oreo before, but you know everything about it such as it is creaming on the inside, but crunchy on the outside, it’s sweet, etc. But not until you have actually tasted and eaten it, can you actually experience the sweetness, richness of the Oreo. In the same way, God wants us not to just know about Him, but actually enjoy Him in a sweet and rich way…

 

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