THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE
Do you believe the Bible is the
inspired word of God? Your answer affects how you use the Bible and its teachings
in your life.
The Bible teaches that all Scripture is inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is not the product of man. It is the result of "holy men of God" being "moved by the Holy Spirit" to speak God's will to other men (2 Peter 1:21).
John 14:26; 16:13; 14:37; Galatians 1:12; Ephesians 3:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Revelation 1:1-2
"Thus saith the Lord" or equivalent occurs over 2,000 times in the Old Testament. Isaiah 1:1-2; Jeremiah 10:1-2; Ezekiel 1:3
God directed men to speak His will using words. He
revealed to them the very words He wanted them to speak. God did not merely inspire men
with "concepts" or "ideas" and then leave them to their own creative
abilities to speak for God.
-1 Corinthians 2:10-13 - The apostles spoke the
things of God using words which the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) taught them to use.
THE BIBLE IS THE VERBALLY INSPIRED WORD OF GOD!