sexta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2009

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of the Living God, 1immutable, steadfast, unchangeable, as its author, the Lord Jehovah, that it was written by holy men of old as they were moved upon and 2inspired by the Holy Spirit; that is a 3lighted lamp to guide the feet of a lost world from the depths of sin and sorrow to the heights of righteousness and glory, an unclouded mirror that reveals the face of a crucified Savior, a plumb line to make straight the life of each individual and community, a sharp two-edged sword to convict of sin and evil doing; a strong cord of love and tenderness to draw the penitent to Christ Jesus, a balm of Gilead, 4in-breathed by the Holy Spirit that can heal and quicken each drooping heart, the only true ground of Christian fellowship and unity, the 5loving call of an infinitely loving God, the solemn warning, the distant thunder of the storm of wrath and retribution that shall overtake the unheeding, a sign post that points to Heaven, a danger signal that warns from Hell, 6the divine, supreme and eternal tribunal by whose standards all men, nations, creeds, and motives shall be tried.