The Bible is our source of information about God—who He is and what He has done for us. The Bible is a revelation of man—his character, history, and spiritual needs. The Bible also tells us about God’s plan of salvation, which provides forgiveness and renewal for man in his sinful situation.
The Church of Almighty God is a dangerous group that denies the sufficiency of Scripture and supplements it with additional, supposedly inspired teachings. The new teaching comes from a woman who is seen to be the second incarnation of God and who actually calls herself Almighty God. The Trinity is denied. Jesus’ sacrifice is denigrated, and His work on the cross considered powerless to fully save.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: No text has had a greater influence on attitudes toward gay people than the biblical book of Leviticus, which prohibits sex between men. Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient world.
Someone has said that, “Studying the Bible is like taking vitamins. You gulp down a couple of vitamins in the morning, but no wave of energy flows through your body. You take the vitamins because they build you up. They protect you against the diseases in the environment. In the long haul, they make you strong.” Studying the Bible in some way is like taking vitamins it takes time to mature in the faith, but the work involved helps build one up in Christ and helps to protect one from the disease of sin and Satan.
The Acts of the Apostles does not contain all the acts of all the apostles. It would be more accurate to call it “some of the acts of some of the apostles.” Acts mostly records the work of only two of the apostles – Peter and Paul. Peter’s labors for the Lord are recorded in chapters 2 – 12. Paul’s work in the kingdom is recorded in chapters 13-28. Peter worked mainly among the Jews. He carried the Gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. Paul preached among the Gentiles and carried the Gospel to Rome and later to Spain (Acts 1:8; Romans 15:24, 28). While Peter and Paul were busy with their work, the other apostles were carrying the Gospel to other parts of the world.