October 29, 2017

On the Bible (Bibliology)

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The Protestant Reformation, as it came to be known, is just as important today as it was then. As the 500th anniversary of that momentous event comes on October 31, 2017, it seemed appropriate to commemorate it with a sermon series that looks at 7 Must-Believes for Christians. The series title comes from a declaration Martin Luther made while on trial for his beliefs: “Here I stand. I can do no other.”

Far from being a dry series on doctrine, these messages will address some of the boots-on-the-ground issues we are facing today. Our culture preaches relativism and tolerance for all religions and no religion. It is counter-cultural to declare that certain things are true for everyone, that doctrine matters, and that God has given us a set of objective truths rooted in who he is, not in what we think or have experienced. Everything in our lives flows from what we believe. And so, the declaration from genuine Christians today must be no less decisive and no less firm than that of Luther and the Reformers: “Here I stand!

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Here I Stand: 7 Must-Believes for Christians
On the Bible (Bibliology)
Pastor Todd Dugard
Various Scriptures
October 28 - 29, 2017

What I believe…
The Bible is God’s Word

Why I believe it…
• Revelation
• Inspiration
• Inerrancy
• Canonicity
• Transmission

How I’m living because of it…
• Trusting its truthfulness
• Submitting to its authority
• Affirming its sufficiency
• Appreciating its clarity
• Embracing its necessity