Sunday, February 13, 2022
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2nd Timothy 3:16-17). The absolute authority of the Bible over our lives is based in our conviction that the book of the Bible does not merely contain the Word of God, but that it is the Word of God in its parts.
This text testifies to this, describing the actual process of this inspiration (inbreathing of life): It is the word of the Holy Spirit. Theopneuestos (Greek), translated “inspiration of God,” literally means “God-breathed.” This describes the source of the whole Bible’s derivation (that is, “all Scripture”) as transcendent of human inspiration.
The Bible is not the product of elevated human consciousness or enlightened human intellect, but is directly “breathed” from God Himself. None of the words in the Bible was merely the private opinion of the writer and that each writer involved in the productions of the Holy Scriptures was “moved by” the Holy Spirit. This does not mean that the writers were mere robots, seized upon by God’s power to write automatically without their Conscious participation. God does not override those gifts of intellect and sensitivity that He has given His creatures. In short, God works through mankind to inform all that He wants to revel to each of us.
Your are loved, Pastor Don