Today we look at the doctrine of the Bible. What is doctrine? What can you learn from this lesson? Lots.
When I first heard the term “doctrine of the Bible,” admittedly, I felt inadequate to study the word. It sounds so intelligent. Indeed, I have been learning a lot over the last 25 years about the Bible, but I know I have a long way to go. I take comfort knowing Bible greats like Graham, Spurgeon, Henry, and others studied the Scriptures until they met Jesus face to face.
When we look at our lesson on the doctrine of the Bible, we will look at the following topics of discussion:
All these items are relevant when reading the Bible.
Don’t allow the term “doctrine of the Bible” to scare you.
Understanding the doctrine of the Bible will aid your reading of the Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
It illuminates, meaning the Holy Spirit helps us to understand and embrace the truth of the Scriptures.
In turn, we must be diligent in studying the Scriptures to understand their deeper meaning. Understanding Scripture will make applying them to our lives much more manageable.
“God saw to it that when a man wrote down His revelation, they did so without error.” Aren’t you glad we have a loving Father who cares enough for humanity that He would take the time to share His thoughts and ways with us? I know I am. A friend says the Bible stands for “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”
How accurate is that statement?
Be inspired! Open up the Word of God and meet Him on the pages of scripture. He is waiting for you.