In his second letter to Timothy, Paul wrote that “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17). Christians from the apostles until now have, like Paul, regarded Scripture as central to the life and growth of the church.
But even though we know its importance to our lives, too often our knowledge and application of Scripture remains minimal. Why? Perhaps sitting down to study the Bible might seem intimidating, or it could just be difficult to carve out some devotional time. Maybe you have questions about the Bible, but you aren’t sure where to look for answers.
Let these tools, articles, audio sermons, and resources help you incorporate the Scriptures more fully into your life.
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Believe it or not, life comes with an owner's manual. The Creator has written His instructions in the pages of His Word, the sixty-six books of the Bible.
This scholarly article tackles the question of how the makeup of the Old Testament canon was confirmed. Who decided what books to include, and how did they decide? Wayne Stiles traces the historical process and quotes well-respected historians and scholars, both Christian and secular, to answer this important question.