The Bible is a supernatural book because it is sourced from the infinite mind of God. When the Holy Spirit of God infuses the Bible's words with power, those words produce spiritual life in the reader.
Peter says to 1st-century Christians, "you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God." We're all born 100% spiritually dead and unable to connect with God on a spiritual level. Enter the Holy Spirit with the super-empowered Bible truths. Through a variety of broadcast means, ranging from radio to preaching to reading, the hearer receives spiritual life from the Holy Spirit empowered word of God. Paul writes to a group of believers that he knows God has "chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction." When these people heard the gospel, it came in Holy Spirit power! In the mouth of the believer, the Bible is a super-powered book, not to be underestimated or neglected!
The Bible is a fountain of faith! "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." True faith germinates from learning the truth, when that truth is taught by the Holy Spirit. How is this possible? The Holy Spirit lives inside of a believer and produces faith as the believer reads the Bible.
Weapon Against Satanic Forces
Jesus used the word of God as a weapon against Satan. In the mouth of a believer, the word of God is a powerful defense and offense against demons. Paul calls the Bible the sword of the Spirit and recommends we use it in spiritual warfare.
Correcting Our Thinking
Humans are born with humanistic, self-centered thought patterns. This way of viewing God, ourselves and the word around us is called our worldview. As we grow up, these false beliefs can be reinforced by our environment, education, parents, friends, and media. When we are made spiritually alive, these false thinking patterns remain. God tells us to use the Bible to dismantle these false philosophies. Your mind is a battleground because you automatically assume that all of your thinking is authentic and truthful! But, using the Bible as the measuring stick for truth, you will begin to see what you need to change.
Knowing God's Will for Your Life
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." David in Psalm 119. In the hands of the Holy Spirit, the Bible brings conviction of sin, correction of thinking, and the power to change behavior.
Sola Scriptura (Only Scripture)
The Bible is God's blueprint for life. The Holy Spirit is the architect and engineer. A Christ-follower does not build his life on experiences, traditions, or advice, although those may be Bible-based and useful. No, a Christian builds his life on the truths of the Bible. The Holy Spirit teaches the Christian how to make right decisions for each life-situation, when he prayerfully searches the Bible for wisdom. Advice, prophecies, thoughts, spiritual revelations, desires, emotions, cultural values, and prior experiences all have to be tested and vetted by the Christian using the Bible alone. "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." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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