The Scriptures

On this page we provide extracts from the Bible which we hope to update regularly along with links to the Bible available online. We firmly believe that the Bible is the Holy, inerrant Word of God, written down by men who were chosen by God to write as the Holy Spirit led them (2 Peter 1:21). The Bible teaches the truths of the Gospel and points the reader to the Lord Jesus Christ and the salvation from sin that is in Him and Him alone. Read what William Huntington has to say about The Excellencies of the Bible.

"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."

Psalm 127

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The Authorative Nature of Scripture

A number of articles describing the Divine inspiration, inerrancy and preservation of the written word of God contained in the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament scriptures can be read on the Trinitarian Bible Society website. See also "The word of the Lord endureth for ever".

We highly recommend reading these articles which rightly defend the authorative nature of the scriptures and the importance of defending the faithful translation of the word of God - as we live in a day when the authority (or more correctly, the authorative nature, God being the authority, and His word being authorative) and inerrancy of the scriptures are under constant attack by those who would profess themselves to be wise, and yet have become fools (Romans 1:22). We are told that in the latter days there shall arise many who mock and scorn those things spoken by Christ, the apostles and the prophets (2 Peter 3:1-4) and we know that Satan has from the very beginning cried "Yea, hath God said...?" (Genesis 3:1) and continues to sow the same seed of doubt today. The proliferation in recent years of an increasing number of English translations of the Bible based upon inferior Greek manuscripts to those upon which the Authorised Version is based have only served to increase the confusion of many. But thanks be unto God that He HAS preserved His Word throughout the generations and continues to send forth preachers to declare its message of Christ and Him Crucified, that message which Christ Himself declared to be taught throughout scripture: "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to have entered into his glory? And beginning at Moses, and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself" Luke 24:25-27.

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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 perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:15-17.

"The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it" Psalm 68:11.

See also: The Inspiration of Scripture
"The Inspiration of Scripture" by Loraine Boettner
"Foundation" A series of articles written in defense of the divine origin, infallibility, inerrancy, and necessity of the Holy Scriptures.
"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Psalm 11:3

The complete Authorised Version of the Bible is available as a Windows Help file which can be downloaded from Grace Gospel Software. If you wish to hear the Bible in audio you may listen to Alexander Scourby's Reading of the KJV Bible in Real Audio format at this Website.

The "Bible Gateway" below allows you to search for words and phrases in the Bible using various "versions" and languages. You can also read specified chapters or passages, for example enter John 15 into the Passage box and click on 'Lookup' to read that chapter. (Note: Out of the English Bible "versions" provided we can only really recommend the KJV (Authorised Version) as it is a translation based upon the sound Textus Receptus Greek text which the Lord has blessed over many years. Most other English translations are based on a different Greek text which cannot be relied upon.)
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"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."
John 1:17