Presentation on theme: "SCRIPTURE TEACHES AND TRAINS US JULY 7 TH, 2013 This Week’s Question: Why do we refer to the Bible as the “Word of God” when the Bible uses that same phrase."— Presentation transcript:
SCRIPTURE TEACHES AND TRAINS US JULY 7 TH, 2013 This Week’s Question: Why do we refer to the Bible as the “Word of God” when the Bible uses that same phrase as a name for God’s Son?
THE PURPOSE OF SCRIPTURE Scripture is God’s revelation to humanity providing God’s specific plan for true spiritual salvation.
THE PERSON OF SCRIPTURE Scripture declares that true spiritual salvation can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ.
PAUL’S AFFIRMATION OF DIVINE INSPIRATION All Scripture has been breathed out by God himself – God is the originator of all Scripture.
WHAT DOES GOD-BREATHED MEAN? 1)Scripture originated in God’s mind, and was communicated from God’s mouth by God’s breath. 2)Scripture is not to be thought of as already in existence when God breathed into it, but as itself brought into existence by the breath of God. 3)Scripture alone is God-breathed - not other writings of the authors.
WHY IS SCRIPTURE RELEVANT TO HUMANITY? 1) Scripture is God’s way of providing humanity with divine instruction. (Teaching)
WHY IS SCRIPTURE RELEVANT TO HUMANITY? 2) Scripture is God’s means of training us in the ways of righteousness.