IV. IT IS A SURE FOUNDATION FOR OUR FAITH.
Man craves for certainty. Speculations and
hypotheses are insufficient where eternal issues are at stake. When I come to
lay my head upon my dying pillow, I want something surer than a "perhaps" to
rest it upon. And thank God I have it. Where? In the Holy Scriptures. I know
that my Redeemer liveth. I know that I have passed from death unto life. I know
that I shall be made like Christ and dwell with Him in glory throughout the
endless ages of eternity. How do I know? Because God's Word says so, and
I want nothing more.
The Bible gives forth no uncertain sound. It
speaks with absolute assurance, dogmatism, and finality. Its promises are
certain for they are promises of Him who cannot lie. Its testimony is reliable
for it is the inerrant Word of the Living God. Its teachings are trustworthy
for they are a communication the the Omniscient. The believer then has a sure
foundation on which to rest, an impregnable rock on which to build his hopes.
For his present peace and for his future prospects he has a, "Thus saith the
Lord," and that is sufficient.
If the Bible is the Word of God then -