Where do you start when you talk about what Christians believe? I suggest that a good place to start is where we get all of the ideas we believe in, the Bible.
Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the written word, not the Word of John 1:1.
(Joh 1:1 KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.That is a theological statement about Jesus. I will get to that eventually but for starters we need to look at the basic reference work itself. The Bible is like no other book in the world. It is like no other book in the Christians library. It is the place where everything must start. It is not enough to say that it contains the word. We believe that it is the word. Many books are inspiring but the Bible is inspired. The key word is used one place in the Bible.
(2Ti 3:16 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:The Greek phrase is a bit deeper than the English word “inspired”. It is a compound Greek word which literally means “God breathed.” Anything less is just human. It is an important distinction.
To be continued...
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