|Volume 23 Number 4 April 2021
The Word of God is powerful to change a sinner into a saint. These are ten characteristics of the Word of God. The Word of the Lord is…
Do you read and study God’s Word? Never fail to read the inerrant Word of God daily (1 Timothy 4:13). “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
The Bible Is the Book
There are quite a few who regard the Bible as an important book but not the end-all that it truly is. Islam acknowledges the importance of much of the Bible, but Islamists falsely claim that the Bible has been corrupted and the Koran is the superior. Mormons have the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrines and Covenants in their lineup. Catholicism as well as Protestant denominations believe the church’s interpretation of the Bible is more important than the actual Bible text. Other groups have priests or prophets who claim to receive direct revelation from God, while still others claim to receive the revelation themselves. So, what do we do? Who is correct? With all of these ideas circulating, how can we know what the truth really is? This is why we must continually emphasize that the Bible is not just “an” important book, but it is the book; it, and it alone is the standard. This is the only book that will teach us who God is and what His plan is; it is the only road map to heaven.
[Editor’s Note: It is eternally dangerous to either ignore the Bible or to alter it in any way. “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22:18-19 NKJV). ~ Louis Rushmore, Editor]