The Bible contains proof in itself of its divine origin. No other book can answer the questionings of the mind or satisfy the longings of the heart as does the Bible. It is adapted to every age and condition of life, and is full of the knowledge which enlightens the mind and sanctifies the soul.
In the Bible we have a revelation of the living God. Received by faith, it has power to transform the life. During all its history a divine hand has been over it and preserved it for the world.
Thus is the world being provided with the word of God, preparatory to the giving of the closing gospel message to all mankind, the ending of the reign of sin, and the advent of the Lord in glory. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14.
As a guide, the bible is without a rival, It gives a calm peace in believing, and a firm hope for the future. It solves the great problems of life and destiny, and inspires to a life of purity, patience and well doing. It fills the heart with love for God and a desire to do good to others, and thus prepare for usefulness here and for a home in heaven. It reaches the value of the soul, by revealing the price that has been paid to redeem it. It makes known the only antidote for sin, and presents the only perfect code of morals ever given. It tells of the future and the preparation necessary to meet it. It makes us bold for the right, and sustains the soul in adversity and affliction. It lights up the dark valley of death, and points to a life unending. it leads to God, and to Christ, whom to know is life eternal. In short, it is one book to live by and to die by.
For what was all scripture profitable?
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16
What was God's design in thus giving the scriptures?
"That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:17
By whom were the men directed who thus spoke for God?
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:21
For what purpose were the Scriptures written?
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." Romans 15:4
What did Christ say concerning the study of the scriptures?
"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." J ohn 5:39
How firm was the faith of the great Isaiah in God's word?
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. saiah 40:8
What great blessing did Christ confer upon His disciples after His resurrection?
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24:45