The heart behind Ology is to root who we are as a church and what we do in Scripture. Our desire is to plant a life giving, gospel centered church in Bushwick, but can we ground that in Scripture? The answer is absolutely yes!
So through Ology we are developing the Swerve DNA. We kicked off Ology with Bibleology. If we are going to base who we are and what we do on Scripture, we need to answer three questions to make sure that the Bible is a reliable place to get that info from. Here's the three questions we asked:
Is the Bible our ultimate authority?
To answer this question we looked at 1 Thessalonians 2:13 which says,
"And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers."
The answer to this questions is yes because the Bible has the very words of God therefore it makes it our final authority. This means we can ground who we are and what we do as a church based on the Bible. Beyond that, personally we can base our lives on the Bible. But in order for this to be true, we must answer...
Was the Bible divinely inspired by God?
Again we look into Scripture to answer this question. We find the answer to this question at 2 Timothy 3:16,
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.
In this passage, Paul describes the scriptures as "God-breathed". We see the picture of God exhaling on the words of Scripture. These are his very words. As a result, Paul says that it is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.
But none of this truly makes sense if the Bible isn't trustworthy. In order to help us answer the last question, we looked at the historicity and accuracy of the Bibles that we have in our homes. Craig Groeschel helps us answer this question.
Is the Bible trustworthy?
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