10.16.17

What I Believe About the Bible (A Poem)

What I believe about the Bible is really simple.
It’s the basis of the Good News that’s called the Gospel.

In Second Timothy, chapter three, and the seventeenth verse,
The Apostle Paul gives us truth we can never reverse.

“All Scripture is inspired”; it’s God’s Holy Word.
The message gives life meaning, so it must be heard.

First, I’ll define biblical inerrancy.
It’s at the core of my Christian theology.

Inerrancy means the Bible has no errors in it.
Our perfect God is He who has lovingly sent it.

God’s words are flawless; read Psalm twelve and six.
Not even one mistake is in the mix.

Now, let’s define infallibility,
The Bible can be trusted. It’s my sole authority.

The Bible is not true because I believe it.
It has always been true, so, by faith, I’ve received it.

Because it’s true, it can’t lead me wrongly.
Its guidance is sure; it shows me how to walk humbly.

God’s Word tells us how to be eternally saved.
Only through Jesus, who rose up from the grave.

Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart.
Jesus is Lord, salvation He imparts.

The Bible has one central and compelling story.
God came to earth from His heavenly glory.

What I believe about the Bible is really simple.
It’s the basis of the Good News that’s called the Gospel.

Joel A. Bowman, Sr.
Pastor Bowman is the founder and senior pastor of Temple of Faith in Louisville, KY. He also founded African Americans for Biblical Authority (AABA).

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