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There is no other book like the Bible.

It alone is the inspired word of God.

When you read the Bible you are reading the very words of God.

The Apostle Paul writing to Timothy said, "from a child thou hast known the holy scri ptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."

Only the holy scri ptures are able to make one wise unto salvation.

The Bible tells us all we need to know in order to be saved.

The reality of that truth is important for us to know in a day when many are worshiping at the altar of education.

While it is good for one to be well educated, we must never be deceived into thinking that education is the answer to all our problems.

It will never solve the problem of sin which is the root of many of the problems we are facing in our day.

A man may possibly be illiterate and yet be saved, and as a result live an exemplary life.

A man who is well educated but has never been transformed by the truths of God’s word may become a criminal and spend his life in prison.

The Bible answers the really important questions of life.

Questions like: "Where did I come from?" "Where am I going?" "What is sin?" "How can sin be forgiven?" "Why do people die?" "What happens when I die?"

All the great books of literature and philosophy have no real satisfactory answers to such questions.

The Bible has the answers concerning marriage, child training, work ethics, finances and interpersonal relationships.

It answers questions concerning how to have and maintain the right priorities in life.

Begin reading the Bible today.

It is time to turn good intentions into action.

Read the Bible with an earnest and sincere desire to understand it.

Read the Bible with a childlike faith and humility.

Do not sit in judgment on God’s word but rather be submissive to its precepts.

Read it with the intention to put it into practice.

Heed the warning of the Apostle James, "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves."

Determine that God’s word will be for you the ultimate standard for what you believe and how you live.

There is a statement in the 1689 London Confession of Faith which gives a concise summary of what we have been saying concerning God’s word.

"The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy scri pture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men."

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