THEY BELIEVE THE BIBLE.....? BY STEVE FINNELL
THE QUESTION: Do you believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God?
THE ANSWER: Far too many believers in Christ say they believe the Bible is God's word, however, they believe parts of it have been mistranslated and they assert that there any many contradictions and errors.
WHAT PARTS OF THE BIBLE DO THEY BELIEVE?
THEY BELIEVE: God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That God is smart enough to guide men to accurately translate the Bible.
THEY BELIEVE: The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: The Word when He said, "Has been baptized shall be saved." (Mark 16:16)
THEY BELIEVE: Naaman had his leprosy washed away by dipping in the water of the Jordan river, seven times. (2 Kings 5:1-14)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That Saul had his sins washed away by being baptized in water, one time. (Acts 22:16)
THEY BELIEVE: That Jesus walked on water. (Mark 6:45-48)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That Jesus washed the church using water and the word, sanctifying , cleansing her, making her holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:25-27)
THE BELIEVE: That God destroyed all flesh on the earth with the waters of the great flood; except for Noah and his family. (Genesis Chapters 7&8)
THE DON'T BELIEVE: That God saves men with the waters of baptism. (1Peter 3:20-21)
THEY BELIEVE: That God made an axe head of iron float in water. (2 Kings 6:1-7)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That being baptized into Christ refers to water baptism. (Galatians 3:26-27)
THEY BELIEVE : That the Lord parted the waters of the sea so the sons of Israel could cross on dry land. (Exodus 14:21-22)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That believers were crucified with Christ when they were buried in the watery grave of baptism. They don't believe that the body of sin was done away with at the point of water baptism. (Roman 6:3-11)
THEY BELIEVE: That Jesus performed a miracle by turning the water into wine. (John 2:1-11)
THEY DON' BELIEVE: Jesus when He spoke of water baptism as being part of the new birth. (John3:5)
THEY BELIEVE: God gave the power to Moses to strike the rock at Horeb to make water flow from the rock. (Exodus 17:1-6)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: Being buried with Christ in water baptism results in forgiveness of all transgressions. (Colossians 2:12-13)
THEY BELIEVE: That God split the hollow place that is in Lehi so that water came out and Samson could drink. (Judges 15:16-19)
THEY DON'BELIEVE: That three thousand, on the Day of Pentecost, were baptized in water in order to have their sins forgiven. (Acts 2:37-38)
THE BELIEVE: That the Lord provided water without rain for Jehoshaphat. (1 Kings 3:16-17)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That God uses water for the washing of regeneration (Titus 3:5)
THEY BELIEVE: That all Scripture is inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That God's word endures forever as recorded in the Bible. (1 Peter 1:23-25)
THEY BELIEVE: That man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)
THEY DON'T BELIEVE: That man should live by every word in the Bible because it is filled with errors, contradictions, and has been corrupted by man's biases in various translations.
You can either trust God to provide an inerrant translation of His word or you can trust none of the Bible.
THE BIBLE IS NOT A THEOLOGICAL BUFFET FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE THE DOCTRINES THAT SUPPORT YOUR OPINIONS!