THE INFALLIBLE BIBLE

Ps. 19:1-11

SOME DEFINITIONS:

1. INFALLIBLE

- Incapable of error.

- Never wrong.

- Reliable

The Lord declared His Word to be “TRUTH” (Jn. 17:17).

2. MODENISTS

- Those who call themselves Christians, but deny the depravity of man.

- They deny the Genesis account of creation and the fall of man into sin.

- They believe that Jesus was a good teacher who gave His life for His teaching, but deny that He gave His life a ransom for sinners.

- They believe man’s need is social not spiritual.  Thus they preach what is called the SOCIAL GOSPEL.

3. FUNDAMENTALISTS

Those who believe and practice what the Bible teaches (II Tim. 3:15-16).

4. NEW EVANGELICALS

- Those who claim to believe the Bible, but are not obedient to it in living separated lives (II Cor. 6:14-18).

- Many of the New Evangelicals also deny the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible.

- They, like the modernists, tend to substitute the social gospel for Bible truths.

We FUNDAMENTALISTS believe that God has given to men His reliable and authoritative Word, and that our Bible is to be obeyed, because God inspired the original manuscripts from which our King James version has come.

I. THE REVELATION OF GOD

A. God reveals Himself through NATURE (Ps. 19:1-6).

1. God declares His glory through nature (Rom. 1:20).

2. This is not, however, a saving knowledge.

B. God reveals Himself through the BIBLE.

He gave us the Bible (both the Old and New Testaments) to:

1. Convert the soul (Ps. 19:7).

2. Make wise the simple (v. 7).

3. Make the heart rejoice (v. 8).

4. Enlighten the eyes (v. 8).

C. The Word of God is eternal (v. 9).

- It is not subject to time.

D. God warns us by His Word (v. 11).

E. God promises to bless those who obey His Word (v. 11).

F. In praise to God, David says God’s word is:

1. Perfect and sure (v. 7).

2. Right and pure (v. 8).

3. True and righteous altogether (v. 9).

II. THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE

The Lord not only shows us that His Word is infallible, but that it is the final authority.

A. The Lord established the authority of His Word (Mt. 5:17-20).

1. Christ came to establish what had been written in the Old Testament (v. 17).

2. Christ established the authority of every warning and every promise (v. 18).

3. Christ declared that if we want a place in the Kingdom, we must submit to the law.

He warned those who break the commandments or teach others to do so (v. 19).

4. Christ shows that in order to enter the Kingdom at all, our righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees (v. 20; Jn. 3:1-7).

B. The Lord also taught that Scripture cannot be proven false or set aside (Mt. 5:18).

He declared that the Scriptures cannot be broken (Jn. 10:35).

CONCLUSION

We fundamentalists believe the Bible to be infallible and see in it the authority of God, because it is inspired by God (II Pet. 1:21).

Because we believe that our Bible is inspired and infallible, we trust it to convert, to make wise, to cause the heart to rejoice and to enlighten the mind.