Otis Q. Sellers, Bible Teacher
THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD
Listen to me, all who are now living in fear of a nuclear holocaust that will destroy the world! Hear me, all who are now troubled by predictions that the world will soon end! Pay attention, all who are depressed by the claims that the human race will soon perish in a battle called Armageddon! I have good news for you.
Succinctly stated it is this. The world has a Savior. This Savior is the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. But before giving the details, I must establish a certain fact upon which all statements concerning this will be based.
Of all the principles which I hold to be God's truth, there is none more important than the fact that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. This truth became a principle of faith with me sixty four years ago, and it has dominated my life since that time. Through these years I have also believed that this faith was a gift of God, so I have ever sought to follow this principle out to all its conclusions and accept all the consequences that arise from pursuing such a course.
Anyone who commits himself to the principle of full verbal inspiration will find that he has created a multitude of problems and questions. He must accept these as being the normal outcome of the position taken, then work on them one at a time, confident that overcoming anyone of them will bring to him a measure of truth which he can receive and proclaim.
All who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ should remind themselves regularly that God has spoken, and it is our duty to know what He has said. And to put this into immediate practice, let us note that God has spoken concerning a matter that is especially important at this time. The inspired Word declares: "The Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world" (1 John 4:14).