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What Is The Bible To You?

“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” (Hebrews 4:12).
Many people today who profess to be Christians think that the Bible is a collection of men’s ideas about God. If that is the case, then what do we really know about God? We can surmise from the universe that there is a Supreme Being who created everything (Romans 1:20). To really know about God, we need a revelation from Him.

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Three Courts

Ponder: How do you decide what to do?
Scripture: “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord” (1 Corinthians 4:3-4, NKJV).
Our judicial system is designed so that appeals can be made to higher and higher courts, eventually reaching the Supreme Court. Likewise, in everyday life, there are at least three courts which pass judgment upon us. How, then, do we decide what to do in any situation?

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Pressing On To Perfection

“Wherefore, leaving the doctrine of the first principles of Christ, let us press on unto perfection…” (Hebrews 6:1).

One of the most fascinating stories in the New Testament is that of the conversion of Saul in Acts chapter 9. Saul knew the Old Testament well. He had studied under Gamaliel, and even as a young man, he was known as a “Pharisee of the Pharisees.” Saul knew the Hebrew scriptures, but he did not know Jesus.


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