Bible Summary / Survey…A good summary / survey of the Bible is difficult to achieve. The Bible is comprised of 2 testaments, 66 different books, 1189 chapters, 31173 verses, and 773692 words. The different books of the Bible cover different topics and were addressed to different audiences. The books of the Bible were written by […]

How Scripture Examines Us I had left a large evangelistic rally in our city one day when I was 21 years old, and was surprised to see the speaker, Leighton Ford, walking across the parking lot where I happened to be. Seeing an opportunity talk to the great man, I introduced myself and told him […]

Are There Paradoxes In Scripture? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott To answer this question, we must first define the term. A reader writes: I recently heard someone say that the Scripture’s teaching on God’s sovereignty in salvation and man’s responsibility to believe are both true and that they are a paradox. I noticed as I […]

How Can We Hear God's Voice in Scripture? Some years back, I did a survey of our church's congregation with the simple question: "If you could ask God one thing, what would it be?" I was not surprised that the most frequent response had to do with the problem of evil in the world, but […]

How Should We Read the Epistles of the New Testament? I was just eight years old at the time, but I still remember the day an irritated elderly lady came storming out of her house to yell at me. I was walking home from our three-room rural elementary school, goofing off with a couple of […]

The Bible…I believe the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). In faith we hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17). While […]

1 John 2:27John 13:17…Code: QA169 I want to know God’s Word better.…Can you provide me with a plan to help me get there? Here are five helpful steps to ensure you are effectively studying God’s Word. Step 1 — Reading Begin by developing a plan on how you will approach reading through the Bible. Unlike […]