THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BIBLE

Wny Should I Study the Bible?

 

These were selected with Christian Believers in mind!

If you are not, only #3, and possibly 9 and 10 are applicable to you.

If you are, you'd better take heed to all of them!

 

 1.    Because it is essential to my outcome at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

(If you are not a Christian Believer, this is not the Judgment you will appear at.)

 

      2 Timothy 2:15      Be ambitious to show ... cutting straight the Word of Truth

      Acts 20:32          which is able to build you up, and give you an inheritance

      Romans 16:25‑26     Three doctrines the Lord is using to establish us for it

      1 John 3:3            Every man that has this hope in him purifies himself

 

 2.    Because it is essential to living the life God called us to.

 

      Matthew 4:4         man shall not live by bread alone

      1 Timothy 3:15      that thou mayest know how to behave thyself in the Church

      Psalm 119:9,11       the only way for a young man to clean up his act

      2 Timothy 3:16‑17    Every Scriptural is profitable ... for insruction in righteousness

 

 3.    Because it is essential to faith, which is essential to life.

 

      Romans 10:17         Faith comes by HEARING the Word of God

      1 Cor. 15:3‑4        The Gospel by which you are saved ...

      Luke 16:29‑31.      Hearing Moses and the Prophets is necessary to stay out of Hades

      John 20:30-31        The reason the Gospel of John was written for you.

 

 4.    Recause it is essential to happiness.

 

      Philippians 3:1     Paul's happiness connected with his Bible Students.  Excellent reason: those are forever.

      Proverbs 3:13

      Psalm 1:1‑3         God tells who the really happy people are.

      Proverbs 8:30‑35

 

 5.    Because it is essential to communication.

 

      Ephesians 4:29

      Proverbs 15:7

      Colossians 3:16

      2 Timothy 4:2

 

6.   Because it is essential to my personal worth.

 

      Galatians 6:1‑3

      Colossians 1:28

      Romans 10:14‑15

      2 Cor. 5:18‑20

 

7.      Because it is essential to wealth.

 

 Proverbs 8:9-21

 Colossians 2:3

 1 Thessalonians 5:21

 2 Timothy 1:12

 

8.     Because it is essential to basic literacy.

 

Luke 12:56

1 Thessalonians 4:13

Colossians 3:24

John 7:46‑53

 

You know what's going on in the world. You know right from wrong. You know what is coming next. You know what life is about. . .

 

Who doesn't? (1 Cor. 2:12‑15)‑‑‑

 

The government expert doesn't.

The university professor doesn't.

The famous news commentator doesn't.

The educational authority doesn't.

Your nextdoor neighbor doesn't.

The famous scientist doesn't.

The famous theologian doesn't.

The average Christian doesn't.

 

But YOU can! (and you'd better!  If you’re saved, it’s the reason you’re on this earth)

 

9.    Because it is fun)

 

What collector does not enjoy his hobby?

 

Sore collect coins.

Some collect stamps.

Some collect guns.

My aunt collected pencils.

Some even collect etc! (junque)

 

Why not collect Truth?

 

It's free.  (And God didn't copyright it, as NIV did)

You can swap it and still keep it.

It doesn't deteriorate.

You don't leave it behind when you die.

It's not a time‑wasting hobby.

Your fellow collectors are the greatest people on earth (2John 1-2).

They will be with you forever (Heb. 12:22‑24)

It increases your wealth.

It makes you famous. (eg. Dan 12:3, Mt. 26:13)

It pleases God.

            It is essential to life (Proverbs 8:36).

 

10.    Because it is an essential indication whether you are really saved.  Most of the people in your “church” most likely are not (Matt. 7:13-14,    John 7:7, 16:3).

 

            John 10:27

            Luke 16:27-31

            John 3:19

            Acts 17:12

 

What, among all of the crimes or sin of man, is the one thing that angers God

more than anything else? (ans. 2 Thess. 2:12, Rom. 1:18)

 

For every human who will end up in Hell, what is the fundamental reason? (ans.

John 3:19, Acts 17:11‑12)

 

What is the most important goal of every saved person? (ans. A good outcome

at the Judgment Seat of Christ: 2 Tim. 2:15, Mark 8:36 ['losing your soul'

does not mean Hell, here‑‑‑see below], 2 Cor. 5:10, etc.)