Part One: Doctrine



Chapter 1. THE BIBLE

        a.General. The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as set forth in the original tongues are the divinely inspired Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice for God's children. The 1611 King James Translation of the original scriptures is generally accepted as the most reliable translation of the scriptures from the original language for God's English speaking people.

        b. Proof Scriptures. The primary proof scriptures declaring that God is the author and source of all scripture, include the following:

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

2 Peter 1:21 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.

Men were called of God and inspired by him to write the scriptures that make up the Bible. This principle is declared in the following verses:

2 Samuel 23:2 The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Mark 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

Acts 3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

       c. King James Translation. The King James Translation of 1611 is the most widely accepted English translation of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.

The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew with the exception of a part of the books of Daniel, Ezra and Jeremiah which were originally written in Aramaic.