The Bible is God’s life handbook

The Bible claims to be the word of God – God’s inspired revelation of Himself and His Son, and His plan for the world. The Bible’s claim to truth is confirmed by its many future predictions that have actually come to pass – particularly predictions about Jesus Christ and God’s people Israel. This reassures us that the Bible has the authority to teach us how to live our lives today and that its multiple predictions of the return to earth of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead will undoubtedly occur.

 

Almighty God is unique, eternal and altogether righteous. He is “from everlasting to everlasting” (Psalm 90:2). “… the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him” (Psalm 92:15). He also has future intent: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 1:4 and 4:8). Almighty God is “a just God and a Saviour” (Isaiah 45:21). While He is infallibly righteous, He is also a merciful and redemptive God.

 

By contrast, it’s clear from our own experience and from the Bible that we inherit Adam and Eve’s mortality and their tendency to sin. We all die, not only because we are all mortal, but because we all sin. Sin, like an employer, pays its wages – namely death (Romans 3:23, 5:12, 6:23). Death is a state of total oblivion. Human beings and the animal creation share the same breath of life. When it leaves us we have no conscious existence (Psalms 104:29, 146:3-4; Ecclesiastes 9:5 &10). The only hope for us of life after death – even for those who are “in Christ” – is the resurrection of the dead when Christ returns (1 Corinthians 15:18).

 

The wonder of the Bible is that it contains God’s “exceedingly great and precious promises” which extend to us the prospect of becoming “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). This would involve us becoming free from sin and death, made to be incorruptibly righteous and deathless. These precious promises are to be found in the Old Testament – in the Garden of Eden and made later to Abraham and to King David. They clarify for us the place of reward and are corroborated and explained for our eternal benefit in the New Testament. This is what makes the Bible God’s handbook for life.

 

We invite you to a free Bible talk on this revealing subject, the Bible is God’s life handbook. This will be at 7.00pm on Sunday evening the 24th of June. The venue is the Christadelphian Hall, 489 Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road, corner of Boyanda Street, opposite Ham Road, Wishart. That’s on Sunday evening the 24th of June at 7 o’clock.

 

A booklet titled The Divine origin of the Bible. Unique book with a unique message can be downloaded or read online by going to the links below:

  • thisisyourbible.com (LIBRARY→doctrine→booklet title) or
  • bibleed.com (Bible Education→Booklets Online→The Bible – Booklets →booklet title).

 

 


Previous Bible Talks


 

God’s Answer to Current World Chaos

Responsible world governments are deeply worried. Multiple tense and dangerous situations continue to be prominent worldwide, and especially in the Middle East, in the Korean peninsular, and in European nations bordering Russia. Peaceful coexistence between the major powers is under threat. Furthermore, extremist Islamic terrorism can strike anywhere – even in Australia, as already experienced…

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Israel – God’s Witnesses

The people of Israel are described in the Old Testament as “God’s witnesses” (Isaiah 43 vv10&12). God, we’re told, chose Israel not because of their importance but because He loved them. The Old and New Testaments contain an amazingly candid record of their history, with their flaws and failings plainly revealed – a consistent record…

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Humanism and morality

Humanism represents a way of thinking that attaches prime importance to human thinking rather than a divine or supernatural authority. In contemporary western society humanism is largely non-religious and secular and does not recognise any divine authority. One of the problems arising from this philosophy is that humanists often fail to agree about the best…

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Will the world ever have peace?

Responsible world governments are deeply worried. Highly dangerous situations continue to be prominent in the Middle East, in the Korean peninsular, and in European nations bordering Russia. Peaceful coexistence between the major powers is under threat. Furthermore, extremist Islamic terrorism can strike anywhere – even in Australia, as already experienced in an increasing number of…

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God’s great promises

God’s “great and precious” promises hold out wonderful possibilities for us. They are detailed in the Old Testament, and confirmed and elaborated on in the New Testament. For instance, God’s promises to Abraham are described in the New Testament as “the gospel” and important comment stresses their relevance to us today. His promises to King…

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The Bible’s Gospel of Hope

It’s usually bad news that makes headlines in our news media. However, the word “gospel” means, literally, “good news” – and that was what our Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles preached. The gospel message of hope we read about in the Bible concerns the Kingdom of God and the saving work of Jesus Christ.…

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Why it matters what we believe

If you attend a church, or perhaps intend to do so, it’s probable that you believe that there is a God and that Jesus Christ is His Son. If that is so, then it’s really important to understand what God has revealed about Himself and His purpose in His inspired word, the Bible. God’s word…

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Why it’s certain that Jesus is alive

Yes, Jesus Christ is alive today. There is strong evidence for the fact that he was resurrected to life. For a start, no one could produce a corpse to prove otherwise, even though the religious rulers of the day would dearly have loved to do so. They tried to spread the rumour that Christ’s disciples…

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The Real Source of Temptation

The Bible is intensely realistic about human nature. It gives multiple examples of the fact that human nature has an innate tendency to follow its own desires rather than what God requires of us. It shows that human nature, without the influence of any supposed supernatural power of evil, is prone to “sin”.   There…

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Good reasons for believing in God

Many people are confused and indifferent about belief in God. In our secular society many have abandoned altogether the notion of a supreme God who commands our respect and obedience. A lot of ideas about God are based on the opinions and feelings of those who are at least prepared to acknowledge His existence. Such…

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