The Bible is a compilation of 66 books and letters written by nearly 40 different authors. God inspired these writers to write down what he revealed to them, and each author spoke from his own unique perspective. So, in addition to being a historical record of God’s dealings with humankind, the Bible is also an amazing collection of writings by many different people.
The issue of why so many people have come to accept what must be a false interpretation of the Bible is an intriguing one. Despite my shock at the events, I had to accept the possibility that the churchgoers here—at least the ones who had given their approval—lacked even the most basic understanding of the Bible.
False teaching is a major obstacle to a good relationship with God, and that may seem harsh. The church has become infected with false doctrine that distorts and flat-out rejects God’s Word. The snake’s first recorded statements from Satan to Eve are:
Satan sows the seeds of uncertainty and mistrust in Eve’s mind with these statements. His follow-up comments, however, were what exposed her to the heresy that led her to doubt and misinterpret God’s will.
Open enmity toward God’s Word has taken numerous forms throughout history. The question this raises, however, is how. A clue is provided in Jude’s letter:
There are those among you whose destinies were written in stone eons ago. To quote Jude, “they are ungodly people, who change the grace of our God into an occasion for immorality, and who put Jesus Christ to open shame” (Jude 1:4).
Due of financial constraints, evildoers were able to infiltrate the church and spread their heretical beliefs. To protect themselves from the dangers of false teaching, God’s people need a strategy that combines persistent, in-depth study of the Bible.
Bible Verses About The Importance of Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 19 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
John 1:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 17:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
Matthew 4:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes
That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
John 14:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Psalm 119:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
Romans 10:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
John 14:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
Mark 16:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
James 5:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
John 3:1-36 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. …
1 Timothy 3:14-16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
Romans 1:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! …
1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
The Word Inspiration In The Bible
Ephesians 6:11-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. …
Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
Romans 8:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Acts 17:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Joshua 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
James 1:17 ESV / 1 helpful vote
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Philippians 2:5-11 ESV / 1 helpful vote
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, …
Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 1 helpful vote
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Scriptures About Importance
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues and the respectful greetings in the market places.
But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,
This is the great and foremost commandment.
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.
and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
1 Corinthians 12:16
And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.
Have you not even read this Scripture:
‘The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
The Power of The Word of God Verses
in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief corner stone.
They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
1 Corinthians 12:23
and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,
2 Chronicles 2:5
The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”
O Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that You think of him?
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?”
Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
‘The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
You observe days and months and seasons and years.
A wise man is strong,
And a man of knowledge increases power.
1 Corinthians 1:28
and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,
So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased,
The eyes of the proud also will be abased.
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,
And do not stand in the place of great men;