Not Like Any Other Book

The powerful messages in the Bible 


can be read, every day, for a lifetime!

God's Word eases and simplifies the chaos and pain


of our tension-filled world.


We, by the grace of God,


have an all access pass to God's guidance


through this amazing treasure we call...

The Bible is unchanging, absolute, supreme,


authoritative, and infallible.


There is no question of the Bible's veracity.


Once the Bible has been read...


it would be a great absurdity to be indifferent to it;


for its claims are irrefutable and insurmountable.


God's Word answers the call


and speaks to the needs of each of us, 


of every age.


The Bible is the only book in the world


that is read by scores of people 


from every corner of the world


 and from almost every age range.



The Bible is the only valid and consistent basis


for making moral judgments.


Any other basis for judgment 


would be a useless upheaval of conflicting human 


perspectives.


The Word of God goes beyond its written message.


God's Word illuminates our minds...like rays of light.


The Bible is incredibly important for our growth...


as without it, our feelings, emotions, and imaginations


would dictate what and who we think God is.


As we study the Bible,


there is no end to our learning about God.


The best way to know the Father is to read about Him.



The Bible contains everything we need 


to know about God...


 in order to have a right relationship with God.


If we can align our thinking with what God says,


we will approach the Bible humbly, expectantly,


obediently, joyfully, studiously listening,


and doing what it says.



When we approach God's Word in this manner...


we will sense more of its power in our lives.


God's Word is a Discerner of the thoughts 


and intents of the heart.


When God's Word is alive, and moving in and through us...


it can transform our hearts, our thinking, and our lives.



The knowledge we gain from God’s Word equips us


and guides us with everything good for doing God's will.

The truth comprised in the Bible has faultless authority.


There are many verses in the Scriptures whose meaning


we will not exhaust in a lifetime of reflection.

 God’s Word is eternal truth.


Although the Bible has been faithfully preserved


for many centuries...


the truths found in God's Word


are timeless, relative, and relevant to every generation,


situation, or circumstance we might face.

God's Word provides divine guidance


for every aspect of our lives.


The Bible covers a whole panorama of human experiences.


It also reveals the whole counsel of God to mankind.


God's Word provides... 


everything for life!

When the heart is heavy and ear is deaf...


we can read God's written Messages 


and regain our nearness to God.


God is able to reach down and touch 


the point of our greatest need...


with His word! 

Pondering the sacred pages of the Scriptures


can unlock revelations and give us great direction in life.


A Scripture that we may have read numerous times before


can take on nuances of meanings that are refreshing


and insightful... 


especially when we are faced with a new challenge in life.

Anyone who consistently reads the Bible has,


 more than likely,


experienced, while reading,


a verse that jumped out... 


and spoke to that need in their life.  



 God’s Spirit is able to move the truths


written on the pages of Scripture...


into our hearts!

The words of the Bible has power to speak to,


shape, change, sustain, and benefit our lives for eternity!


No matter who we are or where we are,


even during those soul searching experiences


filled with anguish beyond words,


we can find, in God's Word, 


a source of solace and comfort.



 “For everything that was written in the past


was written to teach us,


so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures


and the encouragement they provide


we might have hope”


(Romans 15:4).

Within the covers of the Bible we discover God,


God's Biblical instructions,


the Commandments of God 


for our everyday life experiences,


God's authoritative guidance concerning


how we should live and interact with one another,


and the truth we must know 


in order to be rightly akin to God.



Inside the Bible are the solutions and answers


to the most profound questions and perplexing problems


we could ever have.



The Bible imparts truthful answers regarding life issues.


The Bible is full of principles 


for equipping, restoring, and sustaining our lives. 


These principles were established


by God Himself. 


The Bible is one of the most influential


and important Books ever written.


Even a casual reader of the Bible will soon discover he is 


reading a very powerful and unusual Book.


The Bible is unique among all other books because...


it is from the Author of Truth.


The Bible communicates pure truth about God...


what God is like, what God has done,

and what God expects of us,


and none of its contents have ever been found inaccurate.


There may be concepts we do not understand,


but that never negates the fact that God’s Word is accurate.


The Bible speaks of... and shows the way of life


from its beginning to its end.


God's Word instructs us about all matters that concern life.


God has given us His Word as a Guide


 for our personal conduct and Spiritual growth.



Scripture reveals divine commands, 


standards, and principles


regarding the way we can live a godly, holy, 


and obedient life.

The Bible leads us the right way,


 reveals the perfect ideal,


and inspires us to live life God's way.


Scripture transforms our thoughts, 


feelings, decisions, and actions,


with the result that our lives are brought progressively


into greater submission to the Will of God.



How blessed we are when we yield our whole life 


to its influence...


so that we might be guided and fashioned 


by God's Word.


Each time the passages, in the Bible, 


are prayerfully, faithfully, and carefully re-read...


we are able to enter into, listen to, meditate on,


and embrace more deeply the mystery that


these significant messages reveal.



God can speak to our immediate condition


through the Words of Scripture.


The Bible warns us of the consequences 


of our sinful choices.


It shows us our recklessness and mistakes.


The Bible is one way that God, 


the wonderful Giver of Life,


speaks to us decisively, powerfully, 


and authoritatively.


There are other good books out there,


but none like the Word of God.


The inexhaustible and trustworthy Word of Almighty God


is in no way an ordinary book.

Our efforts to know who God is and what God is like


lies beyond the capability of mere mortals.


2 Peter 1:21, says,


"For no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will,


but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoken from God."

God's Word is a 


Divinely inspired Book 


for our enlightenment.


It has a much higher than human


 authorship.


The origin of Scripture is God...


 not man.

The Bible was written by a wide diversity of 


authors (as many as 40)... 


over a period of approximately 1,600 years... 


over 60 generations.


The writers were quite diverse...


from many different locations. 


They wrote during war and peace.


The writers were from three different continents, 


and they wrote in three different languages.

The writers of the Bible


 came from all walks of life.


Moses, was a political leader; 


Joshua, was a military leader; 


David, was a shepherd; 


Solomon, was a king; 


Amos, was a herdsman and fruit picker;


 Daniel, was a prime minister; 


Matthew, was a tax collector;


 Luke, was a medical doctor; 


Paul, was a rabbi; 


and Peter, was a fisherman;


just to name a few.

Think about it:


Some were kings, some were peasants, 


some were philosophers,


 fishermen, physicians, statesmen, scholars, 


poets, and farmers. 


They lived in a variety of cultures,


 with different experiences and backgrounds.

Regardless of the diversity, 


and despite the nature of its composition 


and considering the continuity of its teachings...


the Bible has no inconsistencies or contradictions.


The Bible is bound together as 


one distinct and unified Book


by historical sequence, prophecy,


and fulfillment. 

The Bible is not merely the product of human ingenuity


or human opinion... it is God-breathed.


God divinely influenced the human authors


of the Scriptures in such a way


that what they wrote was the very Word of God.



The same God whose creative power


breathed the "Breath of life"


into all of creation...


is the same God who breathed inspiration


into the writers of the Bible.



The testimony is not that the writers were inspired,


but the words are inspired, or God-breathed,


including every inflection of the words. 

In hundreds of passages, the Bible declares or takes the


 position explicitly or implicitly that it is nothing less than


 the very Word of God.


The Bible is unique among all other books because...


it is from the Author of truth.

God's Word is the foundation for defending truth.


The more we read God's Word...


the deeper our understanding will become,


and the more we will grow in Spirit and Truth.


The Bible is a treasury of insight 


as to who we are and why we are here.


The Bible is our guidebook for living.



The truths found in Scripture, when applied,


changes the way we approach and handle life 


and all of its issues. 

Inspired by God Himself, 

the Bible gives us the master key to knowing Him: 

“Scripture speaks of ‘things beyond our seeing, things

 beyond our hearing, things beyond our imagining, 

all prepared by God.

The Bible gives us purpose and direction.


The Bible is a remarkable compilation


 of Books that contains pure truth 


about the essence of mankind.


In God's Word the whole of life is revealed.


The Bible communicates to mankind what God is like.


It is the background that supports and testifies 


to who Jesus is and what He did.


The Scriptures help us to know God and ourselves.


No Word that God has spoken


is a mere literary artifact just to be considered.


 God's Word is life-changing and all powerful!


God's Word is unchanging, enduring,


indestructible, full of wisdom, and prophecy.


No other book on earth has been able to


make such an effect in its readers.


The Bible contains the Divine power of our Creator.


The ever-present assumption of the writers of the Bible is 


that the Bible is God-breathed... it is the Word of God.


God reveals Himself through His Word. 


The Creator wants men and women to understand Him 


as He reveals Himself in the Holy Scriptures. 


It’s important that we carefully consider this truth 


and not read our own ideas—or misconceptions—into


His Word.


We live in a time where the whole atmosphere of life


and God's Word are under critical scrutiny.

Some have rejected God of the Bible...


even before they begin to consider


whether God's Word could be true.



When people reject the Bible...


Peter says they are “Willfully” ignorant


(2 Peter 3:5).



It is not a matter of evidence;


they just do not want to be convinced.


People are free to reject God's Word


and do whatever the carnal mind chooses to do. 


However, they will be held accountable to God


for the choices they have made.



People who violate the teachings and wisdom


 of God's Word...


do so... at their own peril.


Some people have proud hearts and are rebellious


and they do not want to submit to the truth


(Romans 1:18, 1:21–23, 2:14–15).


The Bible has been exalted, condemned,


 denied, and made illegal to own or read in some places.


Some have been tortured to death for trying to access it.



Many have loved and cherished the Bible...


some have hated it.


Some have restricted it, prohibited it, debated it,


desecrated it, burned it, discouraged it,


misrepresented it, banned it, and battled over it.



People have sworn on the Bible. 


Some have sworn at the Bible.


Some have tried to, totally, eradicate God's Word.



God's Word has survived attacks of every kind.


Hundreds of philosophies and scores of religions


 have been invented by men


 in their efforts to circumvent the Word of God. 



Some have given the impression


that anyone with a minimum amount of intelligence


could not possibly believe the Bible


as an accurate record from God.



In this they fulfill the Scripture


“For who has known the mind of God?


Or who has become His counselor?”


(Rom.11:34)



“Do not boast and lie against the truth.


This wisdom does not descend from above,


but is earthly, sensual, demonic”


 (James 3:14-15).


Powerful men and entire nations 


have tried to eliminate the Bible and destroy it, 


but they failed because...

One can experience real spiritual change if...


 one can truly listen to God, comprehend,


 leave ego out, exercise patience, and trust Scripture.


When one comprehends and applies Scripture to life...


they are usually a lot wiser, 


concerning the decisions of life,


than those who do not know.



God, who is the Source of wisdom...


gives wisdom and understanding 


to us as we study the Bible.


This is something for which we can pray 


(James 1:5).



God's Word provides guidance, and instruction.


God's Word cleans our hearts and minds.


God's Word supplies insights in our trials.


God's Word is our Source of faith and spiritual strength.


God's Word is our perfect Comforter, 


Blueprint, and Guide.



God's Word gives us consolation and salvation.


God's Word embodies all the knowledge we need


to solve our problems and fill the longing of our soul.



God's Word is an oasis of truth, direction, sanity, and joy.

Our world is constantly changing,


but “The Word of God stands forever” 


(Isa. 40:8).


God’s Word cannot be destroyed.


The more God's Word is tried...


the more it shows itself as superior.

If we desire for the Word to “Take root” in our lives


so that we produce a harvest that pleases God


(Matthew 13:23), we must ponder, reflect,


and meditate on what we read


and study in God's Word.



The Scriptures have... and always will provide


strength and inspiration to those who trusts them.


The time tested Words of God's counsel... 


comfort and encourage us.



In the midst of hardship and loneliness...


when faced with the destructive winds of adversity...


when our faith has been tried


by persecution, criticism, and scorn...


God's Word never fails to provide the strength,


inspiration, and enlightenment 


to those who trust and stand on the firm foundation of 


God's Mighty Word.

May we establish our roots deep in God's Word


as we cultivate a continual sweet communion with God.

As we apply God's Message to our lives...


we will grow and change,


and our spiritual life will not just survive,


but it will thrive!

Positively Good's Recent Videos

24 views - 0 comments
108 views - 0 comments
252 views - 0 comments

Positively Good Visitors

Positively Good Members

Health & Well Being Gallery