Bootcamp Part 3 Lesson 2

Christian Boot Camp
Part. 3 Lesson 2

What True Disciples Believe about the Bible

What a person believes about the Bible is very important. His belief about
the scriptures will affect every other doctrine. The view of the Bible is really
a watershed in a person's life. If he is a little to one side he will eventually
wind up with unsound doctrine; if he is just a little to the other side it will
lead to ultimate infidelity. The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint the
student with what true disciples should believe about the Bible.

I. The Bible is Inspired

The Bible is confidently called by those who adhere to it "The Word of
A. These Definitions Apply

1. Revelation.
The Bible is a record of God's revelation of Himself to man.

2. Inspiration.
The primary meaning of the word is "Godbreathed".

3. Illumination.
The Holy Spirit enables men to understand and this work of the
Spirit is called illumination.

B. God Spoke to the Writers of the Bible

One could hardly miss seeing this in the scriptures.
Exodus 3:4
Exodus 33:11).
II Samuel 2:1; 21:1.
1Kings 3:5
1 Kings 4:29
Amos 3:8
Matthew 17:5
Ephesians 4:5
Acts 9:56
1Thessalonians 2:13

C. The Holy Spirit Told Them What to Write

If all God did was to reveal Himself to men, even special men and then
leave it up to them to record the revelation the record would no doubt be
corrupted because men are not infallible.
Exodus 4:4
John 5:3947
John 10:35
1Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:21
Jeremiah 36:6
2 Samuel 23:12.
1Thess. 2:13
2 Peter 3:16
John 14:26; 16:13
1Corinthians 2:913

II. The Bible is Infallible
Baptists believe that it is ". . .truth without any mixture of error."

A. Verbal Inspiration

B. Plenary Inspiration

III. The Bible is Indispensable
Since the Bible is God's word and contains His revelation of Himself to man
it is indispensable to the Christian. We Baptists say that it is "a perfect
treasure of divine instruction".


Learning Activity

What True Disciples Believe about the Bible

Learning Activity

I. The Bible is Inspried
A. Read the following passages of scripture.
1. Exodus 4:4 & 33:11
2. 2 Timothy 3:1517
3. 1Thessalonians 2:13
4. 2 Peter 1:1621
B. When God revealed Himself to the writers, it was
C. When the Holy Spirit guided them to record it, it was
D. When we read and understand it, it is
E. God spoke to Moses _________________to
___________________. (Exodus 33:11)
F. How much scripture is inspired? (2 Timothy 3:16)
II. The Bible is Infallible
A. Read the following passages of scriptures.
1. 2 Samuel 23:12
2. Jeremiah 36:110, 32
3. Matthew 5:1718
B. Verbal inspiration means the _______________ are inspired.

C. Not even the ____________or _____________ will fail in the law.
(Matthew 5:1718)
D. The ______________________ of God was on David's tongue.
(2 Samuel 23:2)
E. Plenary inspiration means the Bible is ______________inspired.
F. The Bible is called the Word of God because He is the
_____________________of it.
G. How many mistakes are in the Bible? ______________________.

III. The Bible is Indispensable
A. Read the following passages of scriptures.
1. Psalms 119:97104
2. 2 Timothy 3:1517
3. John 5:3947
B. The Bible is a perfect treasure of divine ________________ for
the Christian. (2 Timothy 3:16)
C. The Bible reveals _________________________________ (John

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