SCRIPTURES

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”

2 Timothy 3:16

I have no problem concerning the Inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible has survived every effort to degrade and destroy its veracity, and in confidence I see it surmounting the attacks lodged against it. While it withstands the insidious efforts of its destruction, my personal studies guarantee the reasonableness of its contents… truth will always rise above the speculative efforts and logic of humanity.

2 Timothy 3:16 says that: “ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” The idea of that word, INSPIRATION, says in effect that the Word of God is “God breathed”. God superintended the authors of the various books that have been handed down to us over the centuries and saw to it that there was cohesiveness throughout. The contents of those 66 Books were and are God’s Word and form His message to a corrupt world. Subservience to its teachings is mandatory to procure salvation and guarantee of Heaven and eternity with Him.

To take the words surrounding that statement on INSPIRATION, Timothy was to have “learned, convinced, and remember by whom he had been taught.” That had led to his “salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ.” V15 (His mother and grandmother did an excellent job of teaching its truths and principles.)

Further, this “Inspired Scripture” “would be profitable, for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness”. He would become a man of God, “adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Through the Apostle Paul, Timothy is reminded of the wealth of benefits in the obedience to the Inspired Word of the Holy Spirit. While some may choose to ignore it as from God, others will endeavor to degrade it. And still others may try to substitute other books. It remains the Inspired Word of God; yours and my instruction for now and for eternity.

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