Bible Facts

A theme of Scripture often overlooked is what the Bible promises to do for God’s people. The Word, under various synonyms, is said in Psa. 19:7, 8 to convert the soul, make wise the simple, rejoice the heart, and enlighten the eyes. These great rewards are given to all who keep the precepts of Scripture, v. 11.

Men are born again through the instrumentality of the Word, Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23.

Faith comes to believers as they hear the Word, Rom. 10:17.

Spiritual growth results from the realized desire for the sincere milk of the Word, 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18.

Great peace have they who love God’s Word, Psa. 119:165.

Those who obey it are promised divine blessings, Jas. 1:25.

In the same way that Christ overcame the devil by using the written Word, Matt. 4:1-11,

Christians are able to overcome the wicked one as the Word abides in them, 1 John 2:14.

Paul spoke of the Word as able to build us up, Acts 20:32.

An entire book has been written to provide the assurance of salvation which is normal Christian experience, 1 John 5:13.

It is the Word that sanctifies or cleanses, John 17:17, acting as a laver which reveals sin and provides cleansing as well, Eph. 5:25-27.

The promise is given that those who honor the Word will find prosperity and success in all of God’s will, Josh. 1:8; Psa. 1:3. 

Ref: The Great Doctrines of the BibleCopyright © 1912, 1939, 1949, 1974 by The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago

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Christianity can be conde…

Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, submit, commit, and transmit.
– Samuel Wilberforce

Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (Luke 1:3-4, niv)

Christianity encourages honest investigation. There was a lot of interest in Jesus, and many people had written firsthand accounts about him. Luke may have used these accounts and all other available resources as material for an accurate and complete account of Jesus’ life, teachings, and ministry.

Because truth was important to Luke, he relied heavily on eyewitness accounts. Christianity doesn’t say, “Close your eyes and believe,” but rather, “Check it out for yourself.”

The Bible encourages you to investigate its claims thoroughly (John 1:46; 21:24; Acts 17:11-12), because your conclusion about Jesus is a life-and-death matter.

Does your Religion encourages investigation?

CHRISTIANITY IS UNIQUE AMONG RELIGIONS

Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (Luke 1:3-4, niv)

Christianity encourages honest investigation. There was a lot of interest in Jesus, and many people had written firsthand accounts about him. Luke may have used these accounts and all other available resources as material for an accurate and complete account of Jesus’ life, teachings, and ministry.

Because truth was important to Luke, he relied heavily on eyewitness accounts. Christianity doesn’t say, “Close your eyes and believe,” but rather, “Check it out for yourself.”

The Bible encourages you to investigate its claims thoroughly (John 1:46; 21:24; Acts 17:11-12), because your conclusion about Jesus is a life-and-death matter.

Does your Religion encourages investigation?

The Armor of God

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

During his life, Harry Houdini had a standing challenge that he could escape from any jail cell within an hour. Several jails took him up on his offer, and he always succeeded—until one day a small town in the British Isles accepted Houdini’s challenge. They had just constructed what they thought was an escape-proof jail cell, and they wanted to put it to the test.

Houdini entered the cell and immediately went to work. He pulled out the instruments he had smuggled in and began trying to trip the lock. An hour passed, and he still hadn’t got it open, but he didn’t give up. He worked feverishly on the lock as the clock continued to tick.

After two grueling hours—an hour past his deadline—Houdini finally withdrew his file from the lock and leaned against the door in exhaustion. To his amazement, the cell door swung open. He was ready to give up when he discovered that the door had been open the entire time. The jailors had tricked the great magician by closing the jail door but never bolting the lock. He was free all along; he just didn’t know it.

Satan has the same strategy, doesn’t he? His greatest weapon is to make us think that we are trapped, when in reality the cell door is always open. The devil is a master of illusion, and his most effective trick is to dupe believers into thinking that they are ensnared, when in reality Christ has freed us from Satan’s deceptive locks. The only power he holds is the power we allow him to have.