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"He Didn't Say Not To"
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Authority of the Bible
Authority of Jesus
The Bible Is God's Word
We Are Not Under the 10 Commandments
We Must Study the Bible
We Must Understand the Bible
We Must Obey the Gospel
We Can't Trust Our Feelings
Authority of the Bible
Authority is the right to govern or rule or determine. It is synonymous with words like power and dominion. God, as creator of all that is, has all authority. The Word of God (the Bible) has the power and authority of God unto salvation. Everyone will be judged by the Word of God, and only those who understand and obey will be saved.
John 12:48 [Jesus says] He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him -- the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
2 Timothy 3:16,17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:20,21 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 1:1,2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Matthew 4:4 It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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