Bible Inspiration

  1. Claimed, II Timothy 3:16-17
    1. Plenary Inspiration—“all”
    2. Canonicity of both Old and New Testaments—“all Scripture”
    3. Divine Authorship—“breath of God”
    4. Supreme value in life—“profitable”
    5. Purpose is maturity—“complete”
  2. Evidenced
    1. Word of Lord came, I Kings 16:1; Jeremiah 13:1; Ezekiel 1:3
    2. Writers claimed direct revelation, Ephesians 3:1-10.
    3. Fulfilled prophecy, Psalm 22; Isaiah 53; Daniel 2:37-40; 7:4-7
    4. Message reinforced by miracles: Moses; Elijah; Elisha; etc.
    5. Direct divine commands to record what was told, Deuteronomy 27:8; Isaiah 30:8; Jeremiah 30:2
  3. Nature, II Peter 1:20-21
    1. Not result of human research
    2. Men were carried along by Holy Spirit
    3. Men spoke & recorded God’s message.
    4. Truth, James 1:18
  4. Verbal inspiration, John 10:34-36; I Corinthians 2:13; Galatians 3:16
  5. Results
    1. Inerrancy, II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5
    2. Preservation is insured, Revelation 22:18-19.
    3. Relevance as history and literature
    4. Infallibility, Jeremiah 10:10; I John 5:20
    5. Fulfillment guaranteed, Matthew 5:17-18; James 2:10
    6. Relevance in true science
    7. Effective, I Thessalonians 1:5
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