* * The Sacred Scriptures * *
I finalize my faith in God
Searching through the Sacred Scriptures.
Other sources tend to leave me
With unclear and cloudy pictures.
Tokens of truth are more exact
When drawn from the inspired Word.
For men filled with the Holy Ghost
Recorded each great truth they heard.
God first spoke through His creation.
Then, through the prophets He was heard.
Finally, in these final days,
Spoke through His Son...the Living Word.
Some will stray beyond what's written,
But we must go by His direction.
God-breathed scriptures give us all
A lesson in self taught correction.
Study to show yourselves approved...
Rightly dividing what is revealed.
God instructs us in the scriptures.
His Will for us is not concealed.
We must let the Spirit lead us
Into all truth and righteousness.
If not recorded in God's Word
Then it isn't ours to profess.
Don't be distracted by tradition
Wrought by the hands of haughty men.
They offer many ways to Heaven
But deliver death, for in the end
There is only one Redeemer...
One intercessor...Jesus the Christ
The Cross has never been an option.
It's the only way to obtain life.
The scriptures are our safest guide...
Well demonstrated by our Lord.
His words to Satan were,"It is written."
Should we not be in one accord?
Jesus did not trust tradition.
He by passed the religious way.
Instead, He quoted from the scriptures.
Should we not do the same today?
I, for one, believe the Bible.
It's embedded in my mind.
In my heart and soul forever
Are Sacred Scriptures...Scriptures Divine.
Lovingly, (c)Doris Jacobs-Covington
September 15, 2008
"And these things, brethen, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that you might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another." 1 Corinthians 4:6
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:21
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father wii send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds."
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