The scriptures of the entire Bible are verbally inspired of God. It was not just the ideas that were inspired; even the choice of words was inspired as the original writers were moved by God to write what He wanted them to say. We therefore believe that (1) the Scriptures are God's revelation of Himself to mankind, (2) they are infallible (never wrong), and (3) they are the divinely authoritative guide for our faith, belief, and manner of living (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21).
Importance of this doctrine: If we do not agree that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and is therefore infallible and authoritative, we have no dependable standard on which to base our lives. Instead of having a guide that is fixed and reliable, everything becomes relative and uncertain. However since God does not change as do the shifting shadows (James 1:17), we can be certain that His truth also remains steadfast, enduring all time, generations, and cultures.
BETHANY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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Statement of Fundamental Truths
[Scriptures Inspired] [One True God] [The Deity Of Christ] [Fall of Man] [Salvation Of Man]
[Ordinances of the Church] [Baptism in the Holy Ghost] [Evidence of Baptism in Holy Ghost]
[Sanctification] [Church and its Mission] [Ministry] [Devine Healing] [Blessed Hope]
[Millennial Reign of Christ] [Final Judgment] [New Heaven and Earth]