February 25, 2015

The Scriptures

The Scriptures:

Given by inspiration of God – 2 Tim. 3:16
Given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:16; Heb.  3:7; 2 Pet. 1:21
Christ sanctioned by appealing to them – Matt. 4:4; Mark 12:10; John 7:42
Christ taught out of – Luke 24:27

Are called the:
Word – James 1:21-23; 1 Pet. 2:2
Word of God – Luke 11:2; Heb. 4:2
Word of Christ – Col. 3:16
Word of Truth – James 1:18
Holy Scriptures – Rom. 1:2; 2 Tim. 3:15
Scripture of Truth – Dan. 10:21
Book – Ps. 40:7; Rev. 22:19
Book of the Lord – Isa. 34:16
Book of the Law – Neh. 8:3; Gal. 3:10
Law of the Lord – Ps. 1:2; Isa. 30:9
Sword of the Lord – Eph. 6:17
Oracles of God – Rom. 3:2; 1 Pet.  4:11

Record divine prophecies – 2 Pet. 1:19-21

Testify of Christ – John 5:39; Acts 10:43; 18:28; 1 Cor. 15:3

Are an unerring guide – Prov. 6:23; 2 Pet/ 1:19

Intended for the use of all men – Rom. 16:25-26 (see also Gen. 12:3; Ex. 19:16; Isa. 49:22; 53:11; 60:3-5; Jer. 31:31-33)

God’s supreme revelation - Heb. 1:1-4


“Over the course of possibly 1,800 years (from Job, ca. 2200 B.C. [?] to Nehemiah, ca 400 B.C.) the Old Testament was written in 39 different books reflecting different historical times, locations, cultures, and situations.  These included visions, symbols, and parables, written in both poetry and prose.  Though the literary form and style varied, it was always God’s revelation of what He wanted His people to know.  The progressive revelation of the Old Testament described God’s program of redemption (1 Pet. 1:10-12) and His will for His people (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).”  MacArthur, p. 1897

2 comments:

  1. I'm so thankful for the Bible, and for the promises that His word contains!
    -Lauren <3
    lovingourcreator.blogspot.com

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    1. Amen! Me too... it has sustained me in some really dark times.

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