GOD'S WORD: THE HOLY BIBLE
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (2 Tim.3: 16)
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 20,21)
God' Word instructs us perfectly regarding the Person of Jesus the Christ Who was with the Father and the Holy Spirit from Eternity, but who humbled Himself and was incarnated, taking upon Himself the form of a servant, in order to atone for our sins and liberate us from the power of the Enemy!
"Let this mind be in you, which also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God;
But made Himself of no reputation. and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
"And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the CROSS. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name:
"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil.2: 5-11).
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him (JESUS); and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was LIFE and the life was the light of men.
"That was the True Light, which lighted every man that cometh into the world. He (JESUS) was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
"He came unto His own (Jewish Nation) and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:1-4, 9-12)
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory." (1 Tim.3: 16)
After the awesome earthquake that shook the prison in Philippi, the jailer was about to commit suicide believing that the prisoners had fled. Paul restrained him, saying: "Do thyself no harm. We are all here."
The jailer fell down before Paul and Silas, saying: "What must I do to be saved?" St Paul answered: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved..." (Acts 16: 25-33)
Dear Friend, "Why don't you do what the Philippian jailer did?" May God give you His forgiveness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! Amen.