What we believe about . . . . . .

God’s written Word

We believe God has revealed himself in history and given us his true & infallible written word in the Old & New Testament Scriptures. We accept the revelation of the triune God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the historic faith of the Gospel therein set forth

The divine revelation of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Salem Baptist Church Hillingdon  Statement of Faith

 

God speaks to us ‘what Scripture says, God says.[1]God is the Author and Source of Scripture. All Scripture is God-breathed, breathed out by God” 2 Timothy 3 16; Deuteronomy 8;   Matt. 4 4 Scripture, the bible, speaks with God’s absolute authority. Therefore, Scripture is certain, reliable and true, as Jesus declared; “Your word is truth John 17 17. Jesus declared that “’Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt. 4 4(Deuteronomy 8:3

Scripture comes from the very mouth of God, via human instruments; God is the bible’s ultimate author and source. The only written revelation of God is the Bible, which has been breathed out by God (2 Timothy 3:16) the voice of God in the world.

 What Scripture says -the Old Testament & the New Testament- God says; Scripture comes from the very mouth of God through human instruments. Thus, the Bible is the written word of God, distinguished from all other words. As a result, the Bible is infallible and true in all that it affirms.

 

“…………...the human authors of Scripture were moved by the Spirit of God to communicate exactly what He devised. In the process, the Spirit filled their minds, souls, and hearts with divine truth-mingling it sovereignly and supernaturally with their unique styles, vocabularies, and experiences, and guiding them to produce a perfect, inerrant result. Dr. John MacArthur

The Bible is sufficient & complete: Christ’s redemptive work is complete, & therefore, the revelation of his redemptive work is complete

The Bible is sufficient, containing everything that is necessary to know for salvation and eternal life. Scriptures are clear, such that a person can understand what God requires.

Christ’s redemptive work is complete & in the Bible, the revelation of his redemptive work is complete. In these last days, God speaks to us in one way only, through his Son Hebrews 1:2. And he speaks through his Son by the revelation of the Son’s redeeming work that we find first predicted and prefigured in the Old Testament, then recorded in the Gospels, and finally elucidated by the Spirit through the apostles in the rest of the New Testament. Scripture is enough because the work of Christ is enough.

The Bible’s revelation of Christ’s complete redemption is complete. Nothing can be added to his redemptive work, and nothing can be added to the revelation of that redemptive work.” [2]

 

[1] B.B. Warfield The Inspiration & Authority of the Bible .

[2] Frame, Doctrine of the Word of God, 227.