For as the rain cometh down,
And the snow from heaven,
And returneth not thither,
But watereth the earth,
And maketh it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:” (Isaiah 55:10-11)

2. The AUTHORITY of The Bible

R.A.I.N. AUTHORITY It would seem almost of natural consequence that Authority should follow relatability as a matter of order but not necessarily value; if the Bible IS relevant but has no authority to speak then its words are easily disregarded, just as the words of a father toward his children. When considering the issue surrounding Bible Versions, we know that authority is the fundamental problem. People are reluctant to give up their own authority and submit to the scriptures themselves.…

1. The RELEVANCE of The Bible

R.A.I.N. RELEVANCE The first consideration in this series is the Relevance of the Bible. True it is that if the Bible is irrelevant then so is its Authority, so is any influence that the Bible might make on the lives of persons, the state of the culture, the history of nations in these times. If the Bible is irrelevant then any attempt to place relevance upon it becomes an effort in futility. If that is true, then so be it. But…