Our society is full of confusion. Different voices make different claims to truth, who are we to believe? For the follower of Jesus Christ, there is one authority – the Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for what we believe and how we behave.
We believe the Bible is absolute truth and is, therefore, the standard by which we evaluate everything else. It is the only book that God has given by inspiration. The Bible is authoritative and is the final rule for faith and practice for the following reasons: it claims to be authoritative, it was accepted authoritative by Israel, it was considered authoritative by Christ, and it was viewed as authoritative by the apostles. This is why the Bible is our final authority for faith and practice. Adding other sources of authority on an equal basis with the Bible will lead to corruption.