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Why God Gave Mankind His Word

Why God Gave Mankind His Word

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Why God Gave Mankind His Word

2 Timothy 3:12-17

  1. To show humans they are lost.
    • If God had not given mankind the Bible, we would not know:
    • God has done everything to save man.
    • Sin dooms man to be lost.
  1. To prove to humans that He wants everyone to be saved.
    • The Bible clearly states that it is the desire of God that all be saved. (1 Tim. 2:3-4; 2 Pet. 3:9)
    • Truth is the Word of God, and His means to salvation. (John 17:17)
    • The Bible tell us of God’s incredible love toward us.
    • The Bible tells us why Christ built His Church.      
  1. To explain all God has done to save us.
    1. God created man an intelligent being.
    2. The way of salvation.
    3. All this was done by God to save man from sin.
  1. To explain the meaning of salvation.
    1. Most people today don’t understand it.
    2. The Bible explains:
  1. To show us what we have to do to receive salvation.
    1. God has told us His desire for humans from the beginning of time.
    2. The Bible reveals that the principle which effects salvation has been the same in every dispensation.
    3. God has revealed in the gospel what people must now do to be saved.  
  1. To explain what we have to do to keep our salvation.
    1. Christ realized His disciples would need help to keep their salvation.
    2. Christ prayed that the Father would sanctify us.
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