2 Corinthians 4:13 - We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written (Psalm 116:10), I believe, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak…..
We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, written by different writers (more than forty) at different times, but all under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. The only Bible version we accept as our doctrinal base is as presented in the “Authorised King James Version”.
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time with over 5 billion copies sold and distributed. The word Bible does not appear in the scriptures but originates from the Greek word Biblion, which means “book”. Many Christians refer to it is as “the Word of God” (because it is a Person). It is a unique “book” as it contains words that have been inspired by God Himself and it is the only “book” whose words can give life (John 6:63). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…..The Biblical term for the Bible is “holy scriptures” (2 Timothy 3:15) or simply “scriptures” (John 5:39).
It is a “blood sprinkled book” as declared by the “book of the law of Moses” (Josh 8:31). “For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats (ANIMAL BLOOD), with water and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people” (Exodus 24:7-8; Hebrews 9:17-21). How much more shall the blood of Christ (GOD’S BLOOD), who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Hebrews 9:14)?
The Bible consists of two Testaments, the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is one volume compiled of sixty six books. Thirty nine (39) books make up the Old Testament and follow a 5, 12, 5, 5, 12 pattern while the New Testament follows a 4, 1, 9, 4, 9 pattern.
|OLD TESTAMENT||NEW TESTAMENT|
|The Law (5)||The Gospels (4)|
|History (12)||History (1)|
|Poetry (5)||Paul’s letters to the churches (9)|
|Major Prophets (5)||Paul’s letters to friends (4)|
|Minor Prophets (12)||General letters (9)|
The New Testament only came into effect once the testator (Jesus Christ) died and shed his blood. “For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth” (Hebrews 9:17). The executor of this Will is Jesus Christ himself as he rose from the dead and said, “I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them: and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:16-17).
“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7-9; Psalm 40:7-8).
There is no “BOOK” like this “BOOK”, written in the blood of God himself.
Other references: Deuteronomy 28:58; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20; Rev 19:10