2 Timothy 3:15-17 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,
15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
All Scripture is God-breathed THEO/PNEUSTOS GOD BREATHED “in spired”
2 Peter 1:20-21 “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
The Bible is God's Word about GOD not man's word about GOD.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the Word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the Word of God…”
Galatians 1:11-12 “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.”
Luke 3:1 Luke 3:1 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas
7-fold historical documentation We know more about these from non NT sources!
Truth of God’s Word Years after the author lived to the first manuscript we have: Homer’s Illiad500 yrs Julius Caeaser’s Gallic Wars 1,000 yrs Pliny’s History 750 yrs New Testament 25 yrs
Truth of God’s Word Number of early manuscripts Homer’s Illiad643 Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars 10 Pliny’s History 7 New Testament 24,000 +