What Does the Bible Say?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, October 1, 2018 0 comments

by Katie Erickson

For the past year, I’ve been writing on what the Bible says about various topics. We started out almost a year ago (here) with a number of our blog writers discussing the authority of the Bible and why we should put our faith in the words it says. From there, each week I’ve written on a different topic, exploring what the Bible says about it.

For some topics, the Bible has a lot to say specifically addressing it. These would include money, love, miracles, truth, and others. For other topics, the Bible is almost silent, including dinosaurs, aliens from other plans, or entertainment just to name a few. Even for the ones that the Bible does not address directly, we can still use the truths contained in Scripture to guide us on how to follow its teaching on any particular issue.

Personally, I have enjoyed writing this series, as it gave me good reason to dig deeply into what the Scriptures say about each one of these topics. I have had the opportunity to be well-educated on the Bible for basically my entire life, but knowing that the Bible speaks on a topic is different than looking into exactly where and how much it addresses that topic. I have been challenged at times with the topics that aren’t found as easily in the Scriptures, as well as being challenged on other topics with which of the myriad of passages to include.

As God often does things, some of the topics have been very timely in my life. We generally plan the topics months in advance, and sometimes God works in our lives so that a particular topic comes up right when I’m experiencing life that goes along with it. For example, my boss’s wife passed away around Memorial Day this past year, and that very day I was writing on what the Bible says about life and death.

So, to wrap up this series, I’d like to bring up again what the Bible says about its own authority, and why it is so valuable to speak into our lives in every season or issue that comes up.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

This passage reminds us that the Bible will “thoroughly equip” us for “every good work.” We’re not partially equipped for some things, but fully equipped for whatever life may throw at us. If you don’t feel fully equipped, I challenge you to keep studying! Keep reading the Word for yourself, and supplement that with good, Biblical teaching and study groups. Keep reading our blog posts here at Worldview Warriors, and feel free to connect with us if you have questions on any Bible topics, or even what the Bible says on a topic that we didn’t address.

If you have enjoyed these posts, I would also encourage you to watch in the coming months for the book I’ll be publishing through Worldview Warriors Publishing, called “What the Bible Says About…” Not only will it include every post in this series, but there will also be a bonus post not published online: What the Bible Says About Angels.

I do hope you have enjoyed this series and have learned new things about how the Bible addresses certain topics. Be encouraged to keep digging deeper into God’s Word; it really is the answer for everything.

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