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2 Our Attitude Toward the Bible

3 Attitude of Noted Men “I have always said and always will say that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers and better husbands... The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

4 Attitude of Noted Men “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.” – John Quincy Adams

5 Attitude of Noted Men “I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.” – Abraham Lincoln

6 Attitude of Noted Men “This book is a book in comparison with which all others in my eyes are of minor importance, and in all my perplexities and distresses has never failed to give me strength.” – Robert E. Lee

7 Attitude of Noted Men “The Bible is the word of life—it is a picture of the human heart displayed for all ages and all sorts and conditions of men—I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible everyday. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.” – Woodrow Wilson

8 Attitude of Noted Men “There is no other book with which the Bible can be compared, and no other reading that means so much to the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

9 The Bible Tells Its Value “The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” – Ps. 119:71 “Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.” - Ps. 119:127 “Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” - Ps. 119:

10 The Bible Tells Its Value “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Heb. 4:12 “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” - Acts 20:32

11 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” – 2 Pet. 1:20,21 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” – 1 Cor. 2:13

12 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. Complete and the only revelation of God. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;” – Heb. 1:1,2 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 3

13 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. Complete and the only revelation of God. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;” – Heb. 1:1,2 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 3

14 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. Complete and the only revelation of God. once (hapax) - one (or a single) time (numerically or conclusively) - Strong “so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” - Heb 9:28 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 3

15 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. Complete and the only revelation of God. Authoritative. “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” – 2 John 1:9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” - Gal 1:8,9

16 Our Attitude Should Be That The Bible Is: The word of God, verbally inspired. Complete and the only revelation of God. Authoritative. What is your attitude toward the Bible? “O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” – Ps. 119:97

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