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2 “ I believe that people are meant to live in an ongoing conversation with God, speaking and being spoken to.” ~ Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California

3 “The Bible comes to us as divine self- disclosure.” ~ R.C. Sproul

4 “How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God!” ~ John Wesley

5 “I Believe the Bible says what it means and means what it says.” ~ Excerpt from “Snake Handlers,” A book promoting handling poisonous snakes and drinking poison based on Mark 16:18.

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7 Definition of Heresy: A Verse or Two out of context. ~ Anonymous

8 “There is no oracle, vision, or revelation …which stands above or apart from the Bible or is unanswerable to its sovereign scrutiny.” ~ James Ryle, Author

9 “The Bible does not contain esoteric and mysterious spiritual messages. It tells in simple words how ordinary people have discovered God in everyday things – and found their lives transformed.” ~ John Drane, Lecturer, Stirling University

10 “If I were the devil, one of my first aims would be to get folk to stop digging into the Bible….Taking stock today, I might be pleased at the progress I had made.” ~ J.I. Packer

11 “What if instead of reading the Bible, you let the Bible read you?” ~ Neo speaking to Brian McLaren

12 “…not using it to get all of our questions about God answered but instead…” ~ Neo speaking to Brian McLaren

13 “…trusting God to use it to pose questions to us about us?” ~ Neo speaking to Brian McLaren

14 “All Scripture is God- breathed….” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

15 “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. ~ John 5:

16 You can experience the Bible and not encounter God

17 “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but people spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” ~ II Peter 1:20,21

18 “But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.” ~ I John 2:5,6

19 “Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.’” ~ John 5:17 (NIV)

20 “When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’” ~ Acts 2:37

21 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

22 “It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. and not let go of the other. The person who fears God will avoid all extremes.” The person who fears God will avoid all extremes.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:18

23 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9

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