Monday, February 13, 2006

The Sufficiency of Scripture


"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Tim. 3:16)

This verse teaches us that the Bible is a "God breathed" book. It is not an invention of man. I am not denying the fact that it is confluent (i.e. God using man), but the ultimate source of the Bible is God. God spake these words. The Bible then is God's Word. If God could speak today, He would speak exactly what the Bible says. We need to receive God's Word for what it says. What God says about anything is always right. I am not necessarily trying to define 'inspiration' but I do want to us to think about our responsibility to receive God's Word. Because it is 'inspired' we must be careful not to elevate man's philosophies or theories above it. God's Word is true today as it was when God first spoke His words to these 'holy men' (prophetic and/or apostolic men) thousands of years ago.
POST SCRIPT: I believe the King James Version is God's Word for the English speaking people. However, I do not want to discuss the contours of that issue at this time. Perhaps I will another time and another in another thread.

2 comments:

Gary Zdziarski said...

"Recieve"

I will receive God's Word, but I will not "receive" your "recieve." Did you graduate from college?

Bill H. said...

Hey, welcome to cyber space, thanks for pointing out my spelling errors, i have lots of grammatical problems up to and including spelling..anyway, thanks for pointing them out, you are sooo astute.