1. The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word
of God, given by divine inspiration. The inspired authors spoke and wrote
as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed
to humanity the knowledge necessary for salvation. The Holy Scriptures
are the supreme, authoritative, and the infallible revelation of His will.
They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the definitive
revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history.
(Ps 119:105; Prov 30:5, 6; Isa 8:20; John 17:17; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16,
17; Heb 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20, 21.)