Back in my early Sunday school days, we sang The B-I-B-L-E. I still remember jumping to my feet at the words “I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E.” Little did I know at the time that the words to this song would characterize my ministry so many decades later.
If you were to ask me why I believe what I do about Jesus’ imminent appearing and His future reign over a gloriously restored Israel, I would reply that the words of Scripture are my source of confidence. I stand on the promises of God’s Word.
I love how the words of Psalm 119:105 speak to the light that comes from Scripture.
Psalm 119:105 KJV – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The Bible guides us through life; it lights our way. We rely on its promises for our hope of eternal life. Its words give us hope in perilous times and comfort us amid all our affliction.
The Reformers of five hundred years ago summarized the importance of sound Bible interpretation with two principles: Sola Scriptura and Scripture interprets Scripture.