Is His written message sufficient for our salvation?
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT God spoke in many ways through many prophets. God's message for us today was delivered through His Son and by the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and New Testament writers. Hebrews 1:1,2; John 17:14-21.
JESUS TAUGHT ORALLY and later God sent the Holy Spirit to the Apostles so that they would remember all the TRUTH taught by Christ. John 14:25,26; ; .
THE TRUTH that came to the Apostles by the Holy Spirit was confirmed by signs and miracles. Hebrews 2:1-4; Mark 16:19,20.
CHRISTIANS must continue faithfully in the Apostles' teaching. Acts 2:42,43; John 17:17-21.
THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED, the Gospel, is God's power to save. Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.
THE GOSPEL was written down by the command of God to bring about the obedience of faith. Romans 16:25,26.
WHAT WAS WRITTEN can be understood. 2 Corinthians 1:13; Ephesians 3:3-6.
THAT MESSAGE can produce saving faith. John 20:30,31; Romans 10:17.
BY OBEDIENCE TO THE TRUTH we purify our souls and are born again through the "Good News," the Gospel, which is living, abiding and imperishable. 1 Peter 1:18-25; James 1:18-21.