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1 We Can See (Understand) The Bible Alike. We Can See The Bible Alike 2 Introduction How many people really believe we cannot understand the Bible alike?How.

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1 1 We Can See (Understand) The Bible Alike

2 We Can See The Bible Alike 2 Introduction How many people really believe we cannot understand the Bible alike?How many people really believe we cannot understand the Bible alike? Many want to justify different religions and religious beliefs because they think we can see the Bible differently and still please GodMany want to justify different religions and religious beliefs because they think we can see the Bible differently and still please God How many people really believe we cannot understand the Bible alike?How many people really believe we cannot understand the Bible alike? Many want to justify different religions and religious beliefs because they think we can see the Bible differently and still please GodMany want to justify different religions and religious beliefs because they think we can see the Bible differently and still please God

3 We Can See The Bible Alike 3 The Bible Is Gods Revelation Of His Will 2 Pet. 1:202 Pet. 1:20 The message or word did not originate with the prophetThe message or word did not originate with the prophet 1 Cor. 14:371 Cor. 14:37 The Bible is Gods means of reaching down to man, to enable man to reach back to GodThe Bible is Gods means of reaching down to man, to enable man to reach back to God 2 Pet. 1:202 Pet. 1:20 The message or word did not originate with the prophetThe message or word did not originate with the prophet 1 Cor. 14:371 Cor. 14:37 The Bible is Gods means of reaching down to man, to enable man to reach back to GodThe Bible is Gods means of reaching down to man, to enable man to reach back to God

4 We Can See The Bible Alike 4 The Bible Has Been Accurately Translated There is indisputable proof that our Bibles have been faithfully translated into our own English languageThere is indisputable proof that our Bibles have been faithfully translated into our own English language

5 We Can See The Bible Alike 5 The Bible Is Infallible Infallible = absolutely trustworthy or sureInfallible = absolutely trustworthy or sure Cannot lead one into errorCannot lead one into error Every word of the Bible was written by men under the control of the Holy Spirit. It is divine rather than human, the words of God rather than the words of men Eldred StevensEvery word of the Bible was written by men under the control of the Holy Spirit. It is divine rather than human, the words of God rather than the words of men Eldred Stevens Infallible = absolutely trustworthy or sureInfallible = absolutely trustworthy or sure Cannot lead one into errorCannot lead one into error Every word of the Bible was written by men under the control of the Holy Spirit. It is divine rather than human, the words of God rather than the words of men Eldred StevensEvery word of the Bible was written by men under the control of the Holy Spirit. It is divine rather than human, the words of God rather than the words of men Eldred Stevens

6 We Can See The Bible Alike 6 The Bible Is Complete And Final There are no new revelations from God in modern times as some claimThere are no new revelations from God in modern times as some claim Jude 3Jude 3 2 Pet. 1:32 Pet. 1:3 2 Tim. 3: Tim. 3:16-17 You never outgrow the BibleYou never outgrow the Bible There are no new revelations from God in modern times as some claimThere are no new revelations from God in modern times as some claim Jude 3Jude 3 2 Pet. 1:32 Pet. 1:3 2 Tim. 3: Tim. 3:16-17 You never outgrow the BibleYou never outgrow the Bible

7 We Can See The Bible Alike 7 The Bible Is Understandable To Those Able & Willing To Learn If God has given us a book we cannot understand, then how does it benefit us?If God has given us a book we cannot understand, then how does it benefit us? God has spoken by men, to men, for men.God has spoken by men, to men, for men. Rom. 15:4Rom. 15:4 If God has given us a book we cannot understand, then how does it benefit us?If God has given us a book we cannot understand, then how does it benefit us? God has spoken by men, to men, for men.God has spoken by men, to men, for men. Rom. 15:4Rom. 15:4

8 We Can See The Bible Alike 8 The Bible Is Understandable To Those Able & Willing To Learn The honest Bible student can understand Gods WordThe honest Bible student can understand Gods Word Man, made in Gods image, is rational – can think and reasonMan, made in Gods image, is rational – can think and reason Man has the ability to weigh evidence and this is what the Bible constantly requires man to doMan has the ability to weigh evidence and this is what the Bible constantly requires man to do The honest Bible student can understand Gods WordThe honest Bible student can understand Gods Word Man, made in Gods image, is rational – can think and reasonMan, made in Gods image, is rational – can think and reason Man has the ability to weigh evidence and this is what the Bible constantly requires man to doMan has the ability to weigh evidence and this is what the Bible constantly requires man to do

9 We Can See The Bible Alike 9 The Bible Is Understandable To Those Able & Willing To Learn Rom. 10:17Rom. 10:17 Eph. 3:4Eph. 3:4 Eph. 5:17Eph. 5:17 Rom. 10:17Rom. 10:17 Eph. 3:4Eph. 3:4 Eph. 5:17Eph. 5:17

10 We Can See The Bible Alike 10 We Must Understand The Bible Because It Is Authoritative Authoritative = having or showing authorityAuthoritative = having or showing authority The truth is always there for those who seek itThe truth is always there for those who seek it If we refuse to recognize and understand the Bible then we reject the authority of GodIf we refuse to recognize and understand the Bible then we reject the authority of God Authoritative = having or showing authorityAuthoritative = having or showing authority The truth is always there for those who seek itThe truth is always there for those who seek it If we refuse to recognize and understand the Bible then we reject the authority of GodIf we refuse to recognize and understand the Bible then we reject the authority of God

11 We Can See The Bible Alike 11 We Must Understand The Bible Because It Is Authoritative Mt. 13:14-15Mt. 13:14-15 It is strange that even some in the church now teach that we cannot understand the Bible alike!It is strange that even some in the church now teach that we cannot understand the Bible alike! Mt. 13:14-15Mt. 13:14-15 It is strange that even some in the church now teach that we cannot understand the Bible alike!It is strange that even some in the church now teach that we cannot understand the Bible alike!

12 We Can See The Bible Alike 12 The Understanding Of The Bible Produces A Common Faith & A Common Obedience If we could not come to a common understanding how could men possess a like precious faith?If we could not come to a common understanding how could men possess a like precious faith? 2 Pet. 1:12 Pet. 1:1 If we could not come to a common understanding how could men possess a like precious faith?If we could not come to a common understanding how could men possess a like precious faith? 2 Pet. 1:12 Pet. 1:1

13 We Can See The Bible Alike 13 The Understanding Of The Bible Produces A Common Faith & A Common Obedience How could there be a common salvation without understanding the Bible alike?How could there be a common salvation without understanding the Bible alike? Jude 3Jude 3 Our salvation is based upon understanding & obeying His wordsOur salvation is based upon understanding & obeying His words Jn. 12:48Jn. 12:48 How could there be a common salvation without understanding the Bible alike?How could there be a common salvation without understanding the Bible alike? Jude 3Jude 3 Our salvation is based upon understanding & obeying His wordsOur salvation is based upon understanding & obeying His words Jn. 12:48Jn. 12:48

14 We Can See The Bible Alike 14 The Understanding Of The Bible Produces A Common Faith & A Common Obedience 2 Tim. 1:132 Tim. 1:13 1 Cor. 1:101 Cor. 1:10 2 Tim. 1:132 Tim. 1:13 1 Cor. 1:101 Cor. 1:10

15 We Can See The Bible Alike 15 Conclusion 2 Tim. 2:152 Tim. 2:15 Mt. 7:21 ffMt. 7:21 ff 2 Tim. 2:152 Tim. 2:15 Mt. 7:21 ffMt. 7:21 ff

16 We Can See The Bible Alike 16 References Heart of lesson from article by Andrew ConnallyHeart of lesson from article by Andrew Connally


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