“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”[1 Peter 2:2]
Question Number 42
Question: What is the word?
Answer: The Holy Scriptures of the prophets and apostles, the Old and New Testament, the Law and The Gospel.
The word of God is the Scripture. The Scripture is the BIBLE. It is GOD’s BOOK! The Scripture is the progressive intentional revelation of GOD to finite man.
The Bible is composed of sixty-six books, (the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament), and is now complete. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” [2 Tim 3:17]
“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.” [2 Peter 1:21]
The word of God is PURE! The word of God is PRESEVERVED! “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” [Psalm 12:6-7]
The word of God is ALIVE! “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”[Hebrews 4:12]
In the English language the PURE word of is the A.V.1611 (or any of its editions), otherwise known as the King James Holy Bible.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The “spiritual milk” for the 21st Century believer in Jesus Christ is the same spiritual milk that was recommended by the Spirit of God for now almost two thousand years.
This SINCERE MILK is the basic starting food so necessary for every new born-again believer to GROW.
[2 Timothy 3:16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
[2 Timothy 3:17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
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