THE BIBLE: THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD
1B – Men wrote the words of the Bible as they were divinely inspired by God.
To write the Bible, God used about forty men over a period of about 1600 years. God moved upon these selected men inspiring them to write His Word accurately and in detail. The phrase, “given by inspiration of God,” comes from a Greek word meaning, “God- breathed.” The Scriptures are the result of divine breathing, just as human speech is uttered by breathing through one’s mouth. In writing the Bible, these holy men became God’s vocal chords.
27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
1 SAMUEL 10:25
25 Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
JEREMIAH 30:1 – 2
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
LUKE 1:1 – 3
1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
2 TIMOTHY 3:16 – 17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 PETER 1:20 – 21
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.