The verbal inspiration of the original Scripture for the entire Bible
One of the primary problematic issues with our society today is the mistake of embracing emotions over logic. While our feelings should be important to others and definitely are to God, they are always in a state of change and can be influenced by a number of things that are highly unreliable. Many of the biggest mistakes someone can make is to allow them to influence life’s direction.
This is why Absolute immutable truth is a logical necessity.
Even when someone says:
“Everything is relative or there are no absolutes”
(Ironically they are stating it as an absolute fact)
Or: “It’s wrong for you to impose your morals on me.”
(By declaring something is wrong, the hedonist contradicts himself by imposing his morals upon you.)
Scripture establishes morals as a facet of absolute truth
2nd Tim. 3:16 – 17 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.
1. Given by inspiration of God. 2nd Tim. 3:16-17
2. Given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Ac 1:16; Heb 3:7; 2Pe 1:21.
3. Christ sanctioned, by appealing to them. Mt 4:4; Mr 12:10; Joh 7:42.
4. Taught out of by Christ. Lu 24:27.
5. Called the:
a. Word. Jas 1:21-23; 1Pe 2:2.
b. Word of God. Lu 11:28; Heb 4:12.
c. Word of Christ. Col 3:16.
d. Word of truth. Jas 1:18.
e. Holy Scriptures. Ro 1:2; 2Ti 3:15.
f. Scripture of truth. Da 10:21.
g. Book. Ps 40:7; Re 22:19.
h. Book of the Lord. Isa 34:16.
i. Book of the law. Ne 8:3; Ga 3:10.
j. Law of the Lord. Ps 1:2; Isa 30:9.
k. Sword of the Spirit. Eph 6:17.
l. Oracles of God. Ro 3:2; 1Pe 4:11.
6. Contain the promises of the gospel. Ro 1:2.
7. Testify of Christ. Joh 5:39; Ac 10:43; 18:28; 1Co 15:3.
8. Are an unerring guide. Pr 6:23; 2Pe 1:19.
9. Described as:
a. Pure. Ps 12:6; 119:140; Pr 30:5.
b. True. Ps 119:160; Joh 17:17.
c. Perfect. Ps 19:7.
d. Precious. Ps 19:10.
e. Quick and powerful. Heb 4:12.
10. Designed for:
a. Regenerating. Jas 1:18; 1Pe 1:23.
b. Producing faith. Joh 20:31, Rom. 10:17.
c. Producing hope. Ps 119:49; Ro 15:4.
d. Making wise the simple. Ps 19:7.
e. Converting the soul. Ps 19:7.
f. Cleansing the heart. Joh 15:3; Eph 5:26.
g. Illuminating. Ps 119:130.
h. Admonishing. Ps 19:11; 1Co 10:11.
WHAT IS MEANT BY “INSPIRATION”?
Revelation concerns the material or content by which God has disclosed, and inspiration concerns the record of that content, the Bible. Strictly speaking, inspiration means to fill or breathe into. In 2 Timothy 3:16 the word translated “inspiration” is more accurately “spiration,” that is, “Godbreathed.” In other words, the verse simply says that Scripture is God-produced and it does not actually indicate any of the means that God may have used in producing it.
Our definition of biblical inspiration (and most of orthodox Christianity) is that it is God’s superintendence of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities, they composed and recorded without error His revelation to man in the words of the original autographs. Three features of this definition are: (1) God superintended but did not dictate the material. (2) He used human authors and their own individual styles. (3) Nevertheless, the product was, in its original manuscripts, without error.