“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
This week, we will be looking at the relationship that a growing and maturing disciples is to have with God’s word.
“All scripture is God-breathed.” What does that mean?
All of the Bible is inspired by God. Simply put, if you want to know God, you study the Bible. God cannot be anything other than what the Bible tells us about God. This means if someone has a “new revelation” of God that is different from what the Bible already tells us about God, that’s a false teacher. That’s heresy. A person can have a “revelation” about God’s character, but if that revelation is from God, it can only verify what has already been revealed in the Bible.
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching.”
The Bible is useful and profitable for knowing truth, knowing what is real. The standard for what is true is the Bible. You see, we think we’re so smart. But, remember what all smart people believed about the universe? All smart people were convinced that the earth was at the center of the universe. What we know to be true changes.
What is the only thing in the created universe that will never change? God’s truth revealed in God’s word.
That’s why wise people have trusted the Bible to guide them to truth.
Three million years from now, much will have changed. The only thing that will still remain?
God’s truth revealed in God’s word.