This is my first installment of my series: “Confidence In The Integrity of Scripture.” Scripture is under attack like never before, even among mainline Protestant denominations that have moved away from believing Scripture to embracing political correctness, motivational speaking, and pop psychology. My purpose for these series of articles is “so that you faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:5).
The foundation of our faith rest in Paul’s admonition to a young Timothy: “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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Notice Paul did not say some Scripture is inspired, he said “all” Scripture. This is where we get the idea of the “Inspiration of Scripture,”which literally means “breathed out by God.” God is the one who spoke, although He used human agents to write, without violating their personalities. The words contained in the Bible are not the product of a culture, a society, or a religious denomination. They came down from God (1 Corinthians 2:13; Galatians 1:11-12: Deuteronomy 8:3). Together the Bible writers make some 4,000 claims to be writing God’s Word.
Essentially, to deny the inspiration of Scripture places man as a judge over God’s Word; which is a hellish doctrine that emerged in the Garden when the serpent said to Eve, Yeah, hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1). Therefore, you and I can be confident in the integrity of God’s Word, because its source of inspiration comes from God not from man; the book we hold in our hands called the Bible, it contains God’s thoughts and God’s plans.
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