Sufficiency of Scripture

At Redemption Church, we believe that God’s Word (the Bible) alone is the ultimate authority and because it is completely sufficient, it is all we need to guide our faith, life and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe that Scripture alone is to govern our lives and it may not be superseded by any other source of instruction, knowledge or circumstance.


 

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Sufficiency of Scripture

(brief overview)

A definition of the Sufficiency of Scripture: The Bible alone is the ultimate authority and because it’s completely sufficient, it is all we need to guide our faith, life & conduct.


 

Several New Testament passages which teach about the Sufficiency of Scripture

 

  1. The Sufficiency of God’s Word will be challenged (Genesis 3:1-5)
  2. God’s Word is sufficient in the wisdom that it gives – it’s for this reason, we are warned to not add to it, nor to take away from it (Deuteronomy 4:1-6)
  3. God’s Word is sufficient so we shouldn’t seek to adopt and implement the world’s thinking or practices in areas where God has spoken (Deuteronomy 12:29-32)
  4. Scripture is sufficient because it is perfectly complete, it restores the soul, it’s trustworthy, it imparts wisdom, it is right, it causes joy, it is pure, it enlightens our eyes, it is clean, it endures forever, it is true and it is altogether righteous (Psalm 19:7-9)
  5. Because Scripture is sufficient, it should fill and influence our lives more than anything the world has to offer (Psalm 19:10-14)

 

Several New Testament passages which teach about the Sufficiency of Scripture:

  1. Because Scripture is sufficient, we should confidently base our entire lives on it (Matthew 4:1-4)
  2. All Scripture is inspired by God and is everything a Christian needs to be completely equipped for a life that pleases God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

As a church fellowship, we acknowledge that what we think and what we do is far from being perfectly in line with what Scripture teaches.  We are, however, committed to examining all matters of doctrine, church practice, and family life through the lens of Scripture, trusting its sufficiency, along with the blessing that will follow as a result.


 

 

The Sufficiency of Scripture for Manhood and Womanhood

Voddie Baucham