How did we get the bible?
The Bible is the unfolding story of God's interaction with humanity written by over 40 authors over 1500 years, yet with one main subject-the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The Bible is called 'the Book' because it claims to contain the words of God given by the Holy Spirit for men to write down (Ps. 18:30; 19:7; 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21). Because the Bible is God's word, and His character is both perfect and all-knowing, the Bible is both inerrant (contains no errors) and infallible (incapable of error). This is important because if God is capable of lying then humans wouldn't know when He was telling the truth and people would be unable to trust or follow Him. So if God cannot tell a lie and is perfect in wisdom and knowledge, then His word is also accurate and without lies or imperfections in the original manuscripts (Num. 23:19). So, even though there may be handwritten, copying erors (none of which affect any doctrine), when comparing the thousands of copies, we can ascertain the probable original reading. We reject any later 'revelation' as the revelation of Jesus is final and all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3; Jude 1:3).
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Before Jesus died he commanded his disciples to observe a meal of bread and wine remembering his broken body and blood shed whenever they gathered for worship (Matt. 26:26-29). Christians are saved by grace alone from God through faith in Jesus with nothing added to it, including baptism and communion (Eph. 2:8). Though not a requirement for salvation, they are to be done as a remembrance of salvation and assimilation into the family of God (1 Cor. 11:23-33). God's great loss should be our great love!