We believe the Holy Bible is God’s Word to humankind. All sixty-six books are inspired by God and were spoken and written by men of God who were moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17).
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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” (II Peter 1:19-21).
God’s Word is infallible, inerrant, perfect, holy, pure and immovable. The Word of God has already been tested and tried; therefore, the Words written within its pages can be trusted as undeniable and unquestionable eternal Truth.
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect” (II Samuel 22:31-33).
The Word of God is without contradiction, and its origin is from the heart and mind of God. The Holy Scriptures are given to mankind by God and reveal His Name, Glory, Purpose, and Plan for mankind as well as the guidelines of faith and conduct for all Christian living. It should be taken literally but never taken out of context.
All things were made by the Word of God.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
The worlds were framed by the Word of God.
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3).
All things are upheld by the Word of His power.
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).
God’s Word is the source of faith.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
God’s Word effectually works in the believer.
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe” (I Thessalonians 2:13).
The Word of God sanctifies.
“For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (I Timothy 4:5).
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).
The Word of God is light to mankind.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
The Word of God is Eternal and endures forever.
“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (I Peter 1:24-25).
The Word of God will accomplish God’s purpose.
“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).
The Word of God will pierce the heart of man.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).