NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH BY STEVE FINNELL
If you are seeking "The Truth-The Whole Truth-and-Nothing But The Truth" what should you do, where should you look? The complete truth is found in God's word alone. If you are seeking the truth by searching God's word to confirm the established positions held by your particular denomination, chances are that the complete truth will elude you. Only God has the complete truth. How would you expect to find the truth without asking God to show you His truth, that is found in the Bible?
Praying for God to show you His truth, through His written word is the key to finding "The Truth-The Whole Truth-and -Nothing But The Truth."
If you are content to seek a partial truth, a fractional truth, a limited version of the truth; then you should look to creed books, catechisms, and books written by men.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Jesus is the truth. Jesus did not say creed books, catechisms, and other books written by men are the truth.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Creeds , catechisms, and other books written by men do not have the effect as does the word of God.
John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
Men can only be sanctified by God's truth. The opinions found in creeds, catechisms, and other books written by men cannot sanctify anyone, because they only contain fragments of the truth, along with man-made traditions.
Psalm 119:151 You are near, O Lord, And all your commandments are truth.
God's commandments are the truth and they are found in the Bible from cover to cover. Books written by men are imperfect, limited truth, and perversions of the truth.
Jesus said to His disciples (John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.)
John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth......
CREEDS BOOKS, CATECHISMS, BOOKS WRITTEN BY MEN DO NOT HAVE ALL TRUTH, they have partial truth, imperfect truth, perverted truth, fractional truth. THEY ARE NOT SCRIPTURE NOR ARE THEY EQUAL TO SCRIPTURE.
THE TRUTH-THE WHOLE TRUTH-AND-NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH-CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND THE BIBLE ALONE.
(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)