Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM

The Sufficiency of Scripture

September 1, 2020

Psalm 19:7-11 is the most comprehensive statement regarding the Sufficiency of Scripture. Scripture is complete in itself, has everything that is needed for one's spiritual life.
Here are the highlights of this sermon.
• There is nothing else that needs to be revealed to humanity about God or His plan for the human race other than what is already revealed in the Book.
• The Bible is all that is necessary for the believers to understand the character of God, the nature of man, and the doctrines of sin, heaven, hell, and salvation through Jesus Christ."
• There is nothing else we need to know about God other than what is written.
• No human addition is required to make scripture better. Scripture is all sufficient, nothing more is needed.
• Spiritual gifts are an attack on Scriptural Sufficiency as they are capable of producing fake devotion, cause excitement and make people to go behind the gifts forgetting the All Sufficient Word of God. Long for Scripture than Gifts.
• Be careful about the non-Biblical writings such as the "lost books of the Bible" and the non-canonical Gospels. They lack Apostolic or Prophetic Authorship. They contain unbiblical concepts and some serious historical inaccuracies. Avoid reading them, even if you read for knowledge sake, read with a lot of discernment.
• Any book other than the Word of God if we read or sermon we listen to, can put us in danger of hell fire if not properly discerned as they can never replace the Scripture that is bound between two covers and given in our hands.

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