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TITLE: Not all the Bible is Bible
TEXT: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
PROPOSITION: The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
KEY WORD: Parts
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
- There is a danger that I need to warn you
- Many people buy a Bible and think that
everything between the covers is inspired of God.
What is the Bible?
- OT and NT, 66 books (Genesis to
- Written by about 40 different men over a
period of more than 2,000 years.
What is Gods promise about the Bible?
- God will keep his word pure.
- God will preserve and protect his
What parts of the Bible (leather bound book)
are not part of the Bible (Gods inspired Word)?
- Family record section
important information, useful for SS claims
- Copyright many translations
are printed for profit and all the contents are protected
- Names of books Man gave
names to each book Genesis (beginnings), Numbers
(numbering of the people), Second Corinthians (the second
letter to the church at Corinth), etc.
- Chapter and verse divisions
There were inserted for ease of locating a reference.
- Headings chapter and section
titles Most title the section of Luke 16 Parable
of Rich man and Lazarus
- Center references Mans
idea of what verses are on the same topic. Verses do not
always use the same word Baptism, washing, new
- Critical notes You will see
statements that some manuscripts do not contain a phrase.
- Color codes Rainbow Bible
colors parts of the Bible to their interpretation.
- Concordance, Dictionary, Atlas
While these are not wrong in doctrine, they are
not inspired. They are tools to be used in the study of
- Reference sections Dickson,
Thompson Chain, Open Bible While some useful
information may be found REMEMBER these are
the comments and opinions of man not inspired of
- Commentary Some Bible
contain a running commentary on verses Scofield
- Pictures and Art Many
children know what Jesus looks like from medieval
artists. Some of the pictures are wrong (showing Jesus
baptism with a cup of water over his head when baptism is
- Additional helps Many Bibles
have sections on "How to Study the Bible",
Daily Bible Readings, Scriptures to read when happy, sad,
Some include information about "How to be
- Red Letter Words of Jesus
are important. But, two issues
A. Some words are in dispute Did Jesus say this or
did John write this about Jesus?
B. Do not think the words of Peter, James, Paul are less
important or inspired.
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