Q. 3. What is the Word of God? A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God,the only rule of faith and obedience.
Lord, we do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3). And you have given us a sure prophetic word, through holy men of God, who spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:19-21). Indeed, all scripture is God-breathed, inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Sanctify us in the truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17). Cleanse us by your word (John 15:3). Help us to remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles (2 Peter 3:2), that we might grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18), who himself appealed to Scripture as the final rule of faith and practice (Matthew 19:4-5, Genesis 2:24; Luke 16:29, 31).
Grant us, O God, by your Holy Spirit who inspired the written word, that we might live by the word, neither adding to nor taking away from the word which you have spoken, but keeping the commandments of the Lord our God (Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18-19), that our lives might be built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone (Ephesians 2:20).
May our motto and practice in life be “To the law and to the testimony” and if any speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them (Isaiah 8:20). May we ever believe only the true Gospel, accomplished by Christ, preached by Paul, recorded in your word. Indeed, if we, or even an angel from heaven, or any man, should ever preach a gospel contrary to that which was preached by the Apostles, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:8-9), because the Holy Scriptures alone are able to make use wise unto salvation, which is through faith in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15-16).