Welcome! Thank you for this opportunity to present you with the true message of hope from the Bible, God’s word. God wants a better life for you, and for you to live forever. This is a series of articles on Bible Truths and Your Salvation. It explains several essential Bible teachings that directly affect your life now, and your future salvation. Our prayer is that after you have read all the articles you will understand more clearly what God requires of you, and of the next steps you can take to benefit from God’s personal offer of salvation to you.
(All Bible references are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.)
An Essential Basis of Understanding
We hope you share our belief that the Bible is inspired by God, and is infallible, because this series is written based on acceptance of this essential premise. Belief in the inspiration of the Bible provides us the foundation for all other Bible teachings. While there are many different translations or interpretations of the Bible available to us, the original texts were written by men who were inspired by God. That is, God’s power, the Holy Spirit, worked directly on their minds to shape the words and thoughts they recorded (2 Peter 1:21). There may be errors in translation or transcription, but God Himself is infallible, and so is the expression of His will, which is contained in the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16).
Our Attitude to God’s Word
Our attitude to God’s word is important and we need to come humbly to its pages and recognize God’s spirit in its message. God reveals what pleases Him and what frame of mind is necessary on our part for His blessing to be upon us and for the word of God to work in our lives. Both Isaiah and James illustrate these principles:
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.(Isaiah 66:1-2)