Christians Believe the Bible

A recent conversation with someone claiming to be a Christian but rejecting most of the Bible reminded me that, according to God’s Word itself, a Christian is someone who believes the Bible, at its face value, in the way it was written. To the Christian, every word is precious: “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!” (Psalm 119:25).

To wit:

  1. Jesus based His life and preaching on the (Hebrew) Bible (Matthew 19, Luke 4, John 10, et al.).
  2. When He was raised, Jesus taught His disciples the entire message of the Old Testament as His own gospel story (Luke 24).
  3. Acts regularly describes Christians as those who believe God’s Word (Acts 15:7, 17:11, etc.).
  4. The gospel message alone is called God’s “power” (Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 1:18).

God has already spoken the Word; we have no business changing or maiming it. Therefore, let us remember someone claiming to be a Christian, a Christ-follower, and having no concern for Jesus’ own Word, is no believer at all.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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