Author: Haldor Lillenas
You may listen to the Wyldewood Baptist Church Choir sing "For the Bible Stands' for the 400th Anniversary of the KJV Conference by Clicking Here.
1 The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
'Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.
The Bible stands tho' the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands,
The Bible stands.
2 The Bible stands like a mountain tow'ring
Far above the works of man;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can. (Chorus)
3 The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey. (Chorus)
4 The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I will expect to live it,
And to prove it and make it mine. (Chorus)
[Editor's Comment: It was in the home I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where my parents taught me to love, honor, and believe the Bible, God's holy Word. I was taught to memorize Scriptures and to be attentive to the preaching of the Word of God. I grew up in a Pentecostal Holiness Church that proclaimed the Full Gospel. My early teaching was confirmed in the secular elementary and high schools I attended where we privileged to read the Bible, to pray the Lord's Prayer, to learn whole chapters in the Bible, and to memorize the 10 Commandments.
Later, when I attended Emmanuel College, Asbury College, Holmes Bible College, Furman University, and Asbury Theological Seminary my trust in the infallible Word of God was reinforced.
The fifth Article of our faith as members of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church states, "We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two departments, Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible is the Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption." For me, the Bible is the sole authority for my faith and conduct in this life. I have placed my trust in Jesus Christ and the Cross of Calvary where Jesus paid the penalty for my sins and through His blood I have been saved. The writer of the Book of Hebrews called this amazing power of the blood of Jesus . . . "the blood of the everlasting covenant" (Hebrews 13:20). I believe that the blood of Jesus will never lose its power to save to the uttermost.
In this Sunday edition of Hugh's News I want to focus on the power of the Word of God, the Bible, to save and to heal. I still believe that God specializes in things thought impossible and He can do for you and me what no other power can do. Do you have any rivers that you think are uncrossable, any mountains you can't tunnel through? Think again, turn your eyes upon Jesus and the things of this life, as tragic as they may seem for the moment, will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace.
In the prologue of the Gospel of John we read these words:
4 In Him (The Word) was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.