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The Bible Is Sufficient

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Definition

The Sufficiency of Scripture

means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.

— Wayne Grudem

Article: 10 Min

Is God’s Word Enough

by Kevin DeYoung at Crossway

Verse
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Messages: 56 Min

What Does the Bible Claim to Be?

by Steven Lawson

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When we are facing a problem of genuine importance to our Christian life,
we can approach Scripture
with the confidence that from it God will provide us with guidance for that problem.

Hymns

Speak, O Lord

by Keith & Kristyn Getty

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What Does The Bible Mean to Tell Us?

Quoted from Kevin DeYoung’s book, Taking God at His Word

Scripture doesn’t tell us everything we may want to know about everything. But it tells us everything we need to know about the most important things. It gives us something the Internet, with all its terabytes of information, never could: wisdom. The purpose of the Holy Scripture is not ultimately to make you smart, or make you relevant, or make you rich, or get you a job, or get you married, or take all your problems away, or tell you where to live. The aim is that you might be wise enough to put your faith in Christ and be saved.

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What do the Scriptures
principally teach?
The Scriptures principally teach,
what man is to believe concerning God,
and what duty God requires of man.

Video: 4 Min
by Randy Smith at Grace Quotes

Hymns

Every Promise of Your Word

by Keith & Kristyn Getty

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From infancy you have known
the Holy Scriptures,
which are
able to make you wise
for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 NIV

Verse
Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Messages: 56 Min

The Sufficiency of Scripture

by John MacArthur

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Does the Bible Give Us Answers to Every Question?

by Steve Ham at Answers in Genesis

God’s Word never promises to answer every human question, but it does promise to be the basis of truth for understanding all things (Psalm 86:11; Proverbs 30:5; John 1:14; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16). That includes history and science, as well as doctrine. 

When we base our thinking on God’s authoritative Word, we can confidently answer questions about our world and our life. The question is not whether we can answer every question but whether the Bible is trustworthy in all that it teaches—and it is. Often we underestimate the direct answers we do have in Scripture.

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Article: 25 Min

The Authority, Sufficiency, and Finality of Scripture

By Sinclair Ferguson at Monergism

Verse
Deuteronomy 4:2 NLT

Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you.

Video: 2 Min

Verse
Colossians 2:6-8 NLT

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.

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