“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (II Timothy 3:16).
While visiting in the hospital recently, a dear lady remarked to me, “I’ve been reading my Bible, and it’s amazing to me how it answers the questions of life.” Most people who get around to reading the Bible for themselves are amazed to discover how many questions it answers. Someone has said, “The B-I-B-L-E stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” Beyond direct answers, the Bible is full of general principles for living given by our Creator. Yes, the Bible has the answers!
1. The Bible has the answer concerning SIN.
*The Bible declares that all unrighteousness is sin. – I John 5:17.
*The Bible declares that sin is universal. – Romans 3:23; 5:12.
*The Bible declares that the wages of sin is death. – Romans 6:23a; Ezekiel 18:4.
2. The Bible has the answer concerning SALVATION.
*The Bible reveals that salvation is not by man’s works. – II Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5.
*The Bible reveals that salvation is the free gift of God. – Romans 6:23b; Ephesians 2:8-9.
*The Bible reveals that salvation is found only in Jesus Christ. – Acts 4:12; John 14:6.
3. The Bible has the answer concerning SATAN.
*The Bible teaches that Satan is the author of man’s fall. – Genesis 3:1, 6, 14; II Corinthians 11:3.
*The Bible teaches that Satan is the god of the unregenerate world. – II Corinthians 4:4.
*The Bible teaches that Satan was defeated by Christ’s death and resurrection. – Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14.
The Bible reveals the mind of God, the original state of man, the way of salvation, and the doom of sinners. God’s glory is its end, the Lord Jesus Christ is its wonderful Object, and our good is its design. Its histories are true, its doctrines are holy, and its precepts are binding. It involves the highest responsibility, it will reward the greatest labor, and it will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents. Do you have questions? Dear friend, the Bible has the answers!