Lesson One: Verbal Inspiration of the Bible
II Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousnessThe phrase “inspiration of God” means breathed by God. Whenever I speak words I force air over my vocal chords to create the sound of those words. This verse then tells us God’s words, scripture, are divinely breathed through the mouths of the prophets and apostles. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God’s words are then spoken through their mouths.
The phrase “inspiration of God” means breathed by God. Whenever I speak words I force air over my vocal chords to create the sound of those words. This verse then tells us God’s words, scripture, are divinely breathed through the mouths of the prophets and apostles. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God’s words are then spoken through their mouths.
God’s words are profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.
Doctrine means teaching and learning. Reproof means blame expressed to the face. In other words, reproof here means to make correction to false doctrine Correction means to make straight or to straighten. Instruction in righteous is to tutor someone in the right way of living.
Every doctrine of the Bible has it root origins in the Old Testament. It is called the “doctrine of the first mention.” Somewhere in the Old Testament, every Bible doctrine is mentioned for the first time.
With that in mind, we are going to go through the Bible to find verses that support the doctrine that,” All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” Again, “inspiration of God” means God’s words were spoken by the Holy Spirit through the mouths of the prophets and apostles.
Jesus said, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” Rev. 22:13. In Rev. 1:17 Jesus said, “Fear not I am the first and the last” He is saying that he is the beginning and end of all truth. Thus he is the final authority in all truth. John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Since Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, he embodies the straight line of all Bible truth.
We are now going to build upon the line of Alpha and Omega to take you from Genesis to Revelation to prove the verbal inspiration of God’s word. And refute the doctrine of “dual authorship” once and for all. When this study is over we are going to drive a stake through the heart of this satanic doctrine. You will then see that the Bible was spoken by the voice of God.
In the book of Revelation 1:10-15,” I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. “ When John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day he heard a voice as of a trumpet and as the sound of many waters. These verses give a description of the distinct sound of Jesus’ voice.
No verses in the Bible describe the characteristics of the voices of Moses, the prophets or the apostles. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the apostle Paul’s voice is never described. The same can be said of the rest of the prophets and apostles. You will never see a verse that describes David’s voice when the psalms were written. The same can be said of the rest of the prophets and apostles. Now, this is crucial when it comes to the verbal inspiration of the Bible.