The purpose of the Bible is the salvation of man. The law reveals a knowledge of sin and eternal damnation. The Gospel reveals the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Word of God not only presents the foundational content, but also creates the faith which trusts in the free salvation earned by Jesus Christ.
The Bible is able to accomplish this purpose! Divine Authority-The Word of God is entitled to the same faith and obedience that is due God. Divine Efficacy-the Word of God produces contrition, faith and good works. Sufficiency(Perfection)-The Scripture presents everything a man must know to obtain salvation without the need for an outside source. Perspicuity-The Scripture is clear in its teaching of salvation. An outside interpreter is not needed.
Handout 1: Gospel-Reset-Class-Four-April-7-2019.pdf