Wednesday, July 12, 2006
All Scripture Given By Inspiration Of God
Paul was in prison under the Emperor Nero, in a cold dungeon. From here he writes to Timothy, in 2 Timothy, with concerns because he knew that his life was almost over and that his work here on earth was done. One thing that he writes is that the scriptures are of the inspiration of God. He does not just write scriptures in his letter but he writes All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. This is so important for us to understand that it is The Holy Bible in its entirety that is the living word of God. Not just parts of it. And it is written in 2 Peter 1:20: "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21: For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." Here is even more reason not to privately interpret the Word of God To better fit our need as men. If anyone teaches anything but the entire Word of God then they are of false teachings and an abomination unto themselves that will surely fall to destruction when it is Gods' will.
2 Timothy 3:1-17
1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6: For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7: Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9: But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14: But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.