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The Bible as the Written Word of God

Another essential aspect in Church is to appreciate and value the Bible, both the Old and the New Testament, as the written word of God. We understand that it was inspired by God; that regardless of the people who physically wrote it over time, there is only One author of the Scripture: God Himself.

We embrace the teaching as given by Paul the apostle to Timothy in the 3rd chapter of his second letter.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

At this point, it is worth pointing out the way in which the glorious work of the Holy Spirit with regards to the Bible was clearly highlighted by our Lord Jesus Christ, who, in the book of John in chapter 16 taught the following:

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

With this He means that while they had the written word of God, He as its author will interpret it with authority and will clarify concepts from it, as well as the Doctrine to whomever He wishes to give it, through the Holy Spirit who will manifest Himself and guide His people into all truth.

Thus, it is the Holy Spirit who works in each believer, instills God’s commandments, and makes him or her come to life in His people on an individual basis.

Therefore, we find the fulfillment in Church of what the Lord foretold since antiquity in chapter 31 of Jeremiah:

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

This matter is also evident through a beautiful language, when the God of heavens—in Psalms 119—extols in many verses the value of God’s commandments, and their effect on the life of each believer, when he or she constantly thinks about them and delights him or herself in God’s precepts.

97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.

This serves as evidence to what Paul the apostle taught in 2 Corinthians, when he explained that the Holy Spirit makes the Scripture come to life in us, which transforms it into a reality in our lives, just as we find in other verses from verse 119.

49 Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
94 I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.

Index

Introduction
The Existence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
The Bible as the Written Word of God
Existence and Value of the Ministry Called and Chosen by God
The Role of Women in the Church
A Universal Church for All
Baptism in Water
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Spiritual Gifts and Laying on of Hands
The Gift of Prophecy
Change of Life
Resurrection, not Reincarnation
The Blessing of Eternal Life

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